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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 the program 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
Dave has also played Presidents Cup for Canberra Raiders 1993 and 1994 and for the 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
Head Coach of Cronulla Sharks SG Ball Premiers and National Champions 2015 TSP Rugby League Coach and 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 and Clontarf Mentor 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 (Flegg Premiers 2002) TSP Rugby League Coach and PDHPE Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School.

Georgina Haralambous: Bachelor of Arts (History and Languages); Diploma of Education; Diploma of Teacher Librarianship
Welfare and Academic Mentor: 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. TSP Rugby League Mentor and Teacher Librarian at Endeavour Sports High School.

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
Trainer of Cronulla Sharks SG Ball Premiers and National Champions 2015
Trainer of Cronulla Sharks 20s
TSP Rugby League Coach and Industrial Arts Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School.

Glenn Brailey: Level 2 Rugby League Coach. Currently: Cronulla Sharks Academy and Talent Identification Manager, including overseeing all Junior Representative Programs and local talent; Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s coach. 2015 – 2017 Head Coach of Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews; Premiers and National Champions 2015. Junior Reps and Academy Coach for Cronulla Sharks since 2011.

Training and Applied Sport Subject

Players in the junior program train twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, during school time. Players in the senior squad train twice a week, Tuesday mornings before school and Thursday afternoons during school time. During Years 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 the TSP Rugby League program are expected to pay fees on a yearly basis. 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 Rugby League Targeted Sport Program at Endeavour Sports High School offers Schoolboy Rugby League Players these opportunities:

Year 7 and 8 (13yrs) Michael Buettner Shield Compete in all Sports High Schools Competition

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) The Australian Schoolboy National Competition Compete against Schools in NSW and Queensland

All Schools State Knock out Carnival (All ages) Compete against all schools in NSW

Competitions and Events

Michael Buettner Shield: Buckley Shield: Chase Stanley Cup: University Shield: St Marys Cup: The Australian Schoolboy National Competition: All Schools State Knock out Carnival:

Outstanding Achievements • 4 Times National Schoolboy Champions • GIO National Schoolboy Cup Champions 2014 • GIO National Schoolboy Cup Finalists 2012 • NSW CHS University Shield Champions 2002, 2004, 2012, 2013 • NSW CHS University Shield Finalists 2011, 2016 • 3 times Arrive Alive Cup, National Schoolboy Champions 2004, 2005, 2006 • Arrive Alive Cup, National Schoolboy Finalists 2003 • NSW All School KO at 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s • NSW CHS Buckley Shield Champions 1999, 2002 • St Marys Cup Champions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 • NSWRL All Schools 7s Champions 2004, 2006 • Chase Stanley Cup Champions 2010, 2012, 2015 • Chase Stanley Cup Finalists 2014 • Michael Buettner Shield Finalists 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 • 39 players currently playing junior reps with Saints, Sharks, Rabbitohs (2011) • Players in development squads with Bulldogs, Dragons, Sharks, Rabbitohs, Roosters, Sea Eagles • 3 Australian Schoolboys 2009 • 1 Australian Schoolboy under 15 2011 • 1 Australian Schoolboy 2012 • 3 Australian Schoolboys 2014 • 2 Australian Schoolboys 2015 • 1 Australian Schoolboy 2016 • 1 Australian Schoolboy under 15 2016

Former TSP Rugby League Members that are current or ex-players

Debut 2016 Curtis Scott Rd 2 (Melbourne Storm); Luciano Leilua Rd 22 (Dragons) Debut 2015 Shaun Lane Rd 13 (Bulldogs); John Olive Rd 13 (Rabbitohs) Debut 2014
 Penani Manumalealii Rd 2 (Sharks); Alex Johnston Rd 8 (Rabbitohs): Fa’amanu Brown Rd 13(Sharks); Scott Sorensen Rd 24 (Sharks) Debut 2012
 Brett Lane Rd 15 (Bulldogs) Debut 2010
 Isaac Gordon Rd 1; Brad Takairangi Rd 2; Martin Taupau Rd 5; Kyle Stanley Rd 11;
 Dean Whare Rd 12 (Manly); Joe Leilua Rd 12 (Roosters); Cameron King Rd 26 (Dragons); Kevin Naiqama Rd 26 Debut 2009
 Blake Ayshford Rd 11 Debut 2008
 Anthony Cherrington Rd 10; Frank Winterstein Rd 13; Reece Blayney Rd 23 Debut 2007
 Chase Stanley Rd 2 (Dragons); Bryson Goodwin Rd 24; Rhys Lovegrove Rd 1 (Super League) Debut 2006
 Tony Caine Rd 12 (Sharks); Mitch Brown Rd 24 Debut 2005
 Beau Champion Rd 8 (Rabbitohs) Debut 2004
 Justin Poore Rd 1 (Dragons) Debut 2003
 Reece Williams Rd 23 (Sharks)

Sponsors for TSP

Endeavour Sports High School would like to thank our sponsors for all of their contributions throughout the year.