Rugby League

About the Program

The Rugby League program is part of the Targeted Sports Program (TSP) of Endeavour Sports High School. We offer a unique opportunity to combine academic studies with training at school. Students will be given specialised coaching in all aspects of Rugby League. They will have the opportunity to develop their skills, physical attributes and understanding of the game. Continual monitoring of players occurs throughout, with individual testing in all components related to Rugby League. Our Rugby League program prides itself in fostering a family environment where we look after the boys in a holistic manner. We have an established and proven program that aims to improve our boys not only as players but also to develop them as students and good citizens of the community. It is clear to our boys that academic and behavioural standards must be met in order to play Rugby League.

Coaching Staff

Dave Howlett:
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Coaching)
• Graduate Diploma of Education (PD/H/PE)
• Level 3 Rugby League Coach
• Cronulla Sharks Junior Representative coach
• 2014 Cronulla Sharks under 20s Head Coach
• Presidents Cup for Canberra Raiders 1993 and 1994
• Newtown Jets in the 1st Division from 1997 to 2001
• Coach of the NSW under 16s State of Origin winning team in 2012 and 2013
• 2015 Head Coach of Cronulla Sharks SG Ball Premiers and National Champions
• NRL Assistant Coach Cronulla Sharks 2019 – 2021
• TSP Rugby League Coach
• PDHPE Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School

Jeff Hardy:
• Bachelor of Education, Physical and Health Education
• Level 3 Rugby League Coach
• Former NSW and Australian Schoolboy Representative from James Cook Boys High School
• Played over 240 First Grade games with both St George and Illawarra R.L.F.C. from 1985-1998
• Played in the 1992, 1993 and 1996 ARL Grand Finals for the St. George Dragons
• Played over 120 games in England for Sheffield, Castleford and Huddersfield
• TSP Rugby League Coach
• Clontarf Academy Director at Endeavour Sports High School

Brad Kelly:
• Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science)
• Graduate Diploma of Education (PDHPE)
• Level 2 Rugby League Coach
• Level 2 Sports Trainer
• Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
• Strength Coach St George Junior Reps 1998-2000
• Strength and Conditioning Coach for Sydney Roosters
• Jersey Flegg and 1st Division 2001-2002
• TSP Rugby League Coach
• PDHPE Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School

Georgina Haralambous (Mentor)
• Bachelor of Arts (History and Languages)
• Diploma of Education
• Diploma of Teacher Librarianship
• TSP Rugby League Welfare and Academic Mentor
• Teacher Librarian at Endeavour Sports High School
• Providing ongoing support for TSP Rugby League students regarding academic progress, personal well being and guidance in achieving a balance between school and sporting commitments

Paul Leary:
• Bachelor of Education
• Level 2 Rugby League Coach
• Level 2 Sports Trainer
• Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
• Trainer of Cronulla Sharks Junior representative teams 2010 – 2018
• Trainer of Cronulla Sharks SG Ball Premiers and National Champions 2015
• Trainer of Cronulla Sharks 20s 2015 – 2017
• TSP Rugby League Coach
• Industrial Arts Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School

Glenn Brailey:
• Level 2 Rugby League Coach
• Cronulla Sharks Development and Pathways Manager – Talent ID and Recruitment
• Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s coach 2019-2020
• Samoan National Women’s Coach 2019-2020
• 2015 – 2017 Head Coach of Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews.
• 2015 Harold Matthews Premiers and National Champions
• Junior Reps and Academy Coach for Cronulla Sharks since 2011
• TSP Rugby League Coach

Corey Willis:
• Bachelor of Physical Health Education
• Level 2 Rugby League Coach
• Level 1 Sports Trainer
• Member of the 2019-2021 Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews Cup Coaching Staff
• Cronulla Sharks Under 15s Summer Academy Coach 2020
• TSP Rugby League Coach
• PDHPE Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School

Training and Applied Sport Subject

Students in the junior program train twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, during school time. Students in the senior squad train twice a week, Tuesday mornings before school and Thursday afternoons during school time. During Year 9 and 10 students in the program study Rugby League as an elective subject. Topics covered include: History, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Public Speaking, Anatomy and Video Analysis of individual and team performance. Students will also attain a Club Coach Level 1 Certificate and School Referee Certificate.
Fees: All members of TSP Rugby League are expected to pay fees annually. Fees are necessary to run the program and subsidise the following costs: Coaching fees, training uniforms and playing jerseys, transport costs, training equipment. Currently fees are $650 per year/ student.
The Rugby League program offers individual and group tutoring in all subject areas, to those students who need assistance.

THE OVERALL AIM OF THE PROGRAM IS TO SEE THE INDIVIDUAL IMPROVE AS A RUGBY LEAGUE PLAYER AND TO DEVELOP AS A RESPECTED STUDENT

Information

The Rugby League Targeted Sport Program at Endeavour Sports High School offers Schoolboy Rugby League Players these opportunities:
• Year 7 and 8 (13yrs) NRL 13s Schoolboy Cup
• Year 8 and 9 (14yrs) Buckley Shield – Compete in all Sports High Schools Competition
• Year 9 and 10 (15yrs) Chase Stanley Cup – Compete in all Sports High Schools Competition
• Year 10, 11 and 12 (16, 17 and 18 yrs) University Shield – Compete in all Sports High Schools Competition; St Marys Cup
• Year 10, 11 and 12 (16, 17 and 18yrs) NRL Schoolboy National Competition
• All Schools State Knock out Carnival (14s – 16s) – Compete against all schools in NSW
Competitions and Events Summary:
• NRL 13s Schoolboy Cup
• Buckley Shield (14s)
• Chase Stanley Cup (15s)
• University Shield (16s – 18s)
• St Marys Cup (16s – 18s)
• The NRL Schoolboy National Competition (16s – 18s)
• All Schools State Knock out Carnival (14s – 16s)

Fees
$650 per annum.

 

Outstanding Achievements

GIO Cup:
• GIO National Schoolboy Cup Champions 2014
• GIO National Schoolboy Cup Finalists 2012

Arrive Alive Cup:
• National Champions 2004, 2005, 2006
• Finalists 2003

NSW CHS University Shield:
• Champions 2002, 2004, 2012, 2013
• Finalists 2011, 2016

St Marys Cup:
• Champions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019

Australian Schoolboy Representatives:
• 1996 Opens: Warren Carney
• 1997 15s: Andrew Dallalana
• 2000 15s: Justin Poore; Jess Caine
• 2001 15s: Stan Tuitavake
• 2002 Opens: Justin Poore; Jess Caine
• 2004 Opens: Stan Tuitavake; Frank Wintenstein; Peewee Moke
15s: Chase Stanley; Fred Pakutoa
• 2005 Opens: Mitch Brown; Rhys Lovegrove
• 2007 15s: Kyle Stanley
• 2009 Opens: Cameron King; Joseph Leilua; Daniel Ahsin
• 2012 Opens: Alex Johnston
• 2014 Opens: Luciano Leilua; John Olive; Jayden Walker
• 2015 Opens: Curtis Scott; Adam Keighran
• 2016 Opens: Reece Robson;
15s: Thomas DeMeio
• 2017 Opens: Teig Wilton; Bronson Xerri; Dylan Smith
15s: Douglas Levi
• 2018 Opens: Franklin Pele; Bronson Xerri
15s: Kobie Wilson
• 2019 15s: Iverson Matai; Kakile Leha

Former TSP Rugby League Students NRL debut year and debut club:
1999: Warren Carney (Dragons)
2003: Reece Williams (Sharks); Andrew Dallalana (Sharks); Jess Caine (Rabbitohs)
2004: Justin Poore (Dragons)
2005: Beau Champion (Rabbitohs)
2006: Tony Caine (Sharks); Mitch Brown (Sharks)
2007: Chase Stanley (Dragons); Bryson Goodwin (Sharks); Rhys Lovegrove (Super League)
2008: Anthony Cherrington (Roosters); Frank Winterstein (Bulldogs); Reece Blayney (Bulldogs)
2009: Blake Ayshford (Tigers); Blake Ferguson (Sharks)
2010: Isaac Gordon (Sharks); Brad Takairangi (Roosters); Martin Taupau (Bulldogs); Kyle Stanley (Dragons); Dean Whare (Sea Eagles); Joseph Leilua (Roosters); Cameron King (Dragons); Kevin Naiqama (Knights); Daniel Fepuleai (Roosters)
2012: Brett Lane (Bulldogs)
2013: Damien Cook (Dragons)
2014: Alex Johnston (Rabbitohs); Scott Sorensen (Sharks); Fa’amanu Brown (Sharks); Penani Manumalealii (Sharks)
2015: Shaun Lane (Bulldogs); John Olive (Rabbitohs); Rory O’Brien (Dragons)
2016: Curtis Scott (Storm); Luciano Leilua (Dragons)
2017: Jamayne Isaako (Broncos)
2018: Paul Momirovski (Roosters); Kurt Dillon (Sharks); Reece Robson (Dragons)
2019: Will Kennedy (Sharks); Billy Magoulias (Sharks); Bronson Xerri (Sharks); Adam Keighran (Warriors)
2020: Teig Wilton (Sharks)

Individual Achievements:
• Justin Poore NSW State of Origin 2009 (3 games)
• Izaac Thompson State of Origin (16s) 2012
• Blake Ferguson NSW State of Origin Debut 2013 – 2019 (9 games)
• Alex Johnston NRL Grand Final Winner for South Sydney Rabbitohs 2014
• Alex Johnston Australian Kangaroos Debut 2015 (played 1 game)
• Curtis Scott State of Origin (18s) 2015
• Blake Ferguson Australian Kangaroos Debut 2016 (played 7 games)
• Thomas DeMeio State of Origin (16s) 2017
• Teig Wilton State of Origin (18s) 2017
• Luke Metcalf Man of Match State of Origin (18s) 2017
• Curtis Scott NRL Grand Final Winner for Melbourne Storm 2017
• Curtis Scott NSW Origin 20s Player of the Year 2017
• Curtis Scott Junior Kangaroos 2017
• Damien Cook NRL State of Origin Debut 2018 – 2020 (played 9 games)
• Damien Cook Australian Kangaroos Debut 2018 (played 4 games)
• Bronson Xerri State of Origin (18s) 2018
• Reece Robson NSW Origin 20s Player of the Year 2018
• Reece Robson Junior Kangaroos 2018
• Paul Momirovski Prime Minister’s XIII 2019



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