West Harbour Junior Academy

West Harbour Rugby Club runs a highly successful and prestigious Junior Academy Program for select junior players turning 16 to 18.  The Academy provides these players the opportunity to:

  • develop core rugby skills
  • improve position specific skills
  • increases understanding and tactical knowledge of the game through participation in advanced coaching/training programs organised by the Club on an ongoing basis throughout the year
  • learn and enhance physical attributes by having access to appropriate weights/fitness, testing and nutritional programs
  • develop the ability to critically analyse performance
  • be involved in a Rugby career path with player progression through selection in our Senior Academy Program &/or West Harbour Colts to Grade and representative Rugby

The West Harbour Junior Academy Program for allows all selected players to participate in a special Junior Academy off season programs and to maintain group contact throughout the year whilst allowing players meet their School/Junior Rugby commitments.

To this end, participants are given the opportunity to take part in strength and conditioning programs during the summer months (late November through to mid February) followed by organised camps & training days at various times throughout the year.

The program culminates in a 12 day 3 match tour in November/December. Previous Junior Academy groups toured Samoa in 2009 and Fiji in 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

The program utilises a raft of highly credentialed coaches including our Club Head Coach, members of our Grade & Colts Coaching Staff, current players and West Harbour’s Strength & Conditioning staff at Complete Strength & Performance in the West Harbour Gym. There will be a management committee of interested parties to discuss and form the management team for the Junior Academy Tour.

It is expected that players who participate in the Junior Academy Program will join our Rugby Pathway and progress into our Colts and Grade Rugby programs once School and Junior commitments have finished.

The Academy program proceeding on any given year is subject to West Harbour Board approval, resources and volunteer capacity.

Please email info@westharbourrugby.com.au if you have any questions.

2014 Junior Academy