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

Glenn Brailey:

  • Level 2 Rugby League Coach.
  • Cronulla Sharks Academy and Talent Identification Manager
  • Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s coach.
  • 2015 – 2017 Head Coach of Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews
  • Junior Reps and Academy Coach for Cronulla Sharks since 2011.

Corey Willis:

  • Bachelor of Physical Health Education
  • Level 2 Rugby League Coach
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Member of the 2019/20 Cronulla Sharks Harold Matthews Cup Coaching Staff
  • Cronulla Sharks Under 15s Summer Academy Coach
  • TSP Rugby League Coach
  • PDHPE and Mathematics Teacher at Endeavour Sports High School.

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

Fees

$650 per annum.

Outstanding Achievements

GIO Cup:

  • GIO National Schoolboy Cup Champions 2014
  • GIO National Schoolboy Cup Finalists 2012, 2017

NSW CHS University Shield:

  • Champions 2002, 2004, 2012, 2013
  • Finalists 2011, 2016

Arrive Alive Cup:

  • 3x Champions 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Finalists 2003

NSW All Schools KO:

  • 7s Champions 2004, 2006

NSW Buckley Shield:

  • Champions 2017
  • Semi-Finalist 2018

St Mary’s Cup:

  • Champions 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Stanley Cup:

  • Champions 2010, 2012, 2015
  • Finalists 2014

Michael Buettner Shield Cup:

  • Finalists 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Sydney East 2017 Representatives:

  • (Opens): James Russell, Jensen Taumoepeau, Dylan Smith, Teig Wilton
  • (15’s): Dylan Falesita, Nikau Wrathall, Billy Burke, Douglas Levi

Sydney Red 2018 Representatives:

  • Opens: Sardy Halbouni, Darcey Moran, Luciano Svagelli, Jensen Taumoepeau, Alec Brennan, Tyler Ah Chong
  • 15’s: Kobie Wilson, Sam Jinks, Dranza Hawe-De Thierry, Thomas Siumaka, Hennessy Ofria-Hunt, Jayden Samrani, Adam Singleton, Arden Gulasi, Te Wehi Waitere, Angus Sutherland, Kyron Fekitoa

2018 State Representatives:

  • Dylan Smith, Teig Wilton, Bronson Xerri, Franklin Pele (Opens)
  • Billy Burke, Douglas Levi, Kobie Wilson (15’s)

Australian Schoolboys Representatives:

  • 3 Australian Schoolboys 2009
  • 1 Australian Schoolboy under 15’s 2011
  • 1 Australian Schoolboy 2012
  • 3 Australian Schoolboys 2014
  • 2 Australian Schoolboys 2015
  • 1 Australian Schoolboy 2016
  • 1 Australian Schoolboy under 15’s 2016
  • 3 Australian Schoolboys 2017
  • 1 Australian Schoolboy under 15’s 2017

Individual Achievements:

  • Canberra 9’s Winner Trevor Taufa Player of the Final
  • Billy Burke Player of the CHS Selection Trials 2017
  • Thomas DeMeio State of Origin (16’s) 2017
  • Teig Wilton State of Origin (18’s) 2017
  • Semisi Kioa Holden Cup Grand Final Winner 2017
  • Australian Representatives – Franklin Pele and Bronson Xerri (Opens 2018)
  • Australian Representatives – Kobie Wilson (15s)
  • Luke Metcalf Man of Match State of Origin 2017
  • Jamayne Isaako NRL Debut for Broncos 2017
  • Curtis Scott NRL Grand Final Winner for Melbourne Storm 2017
  • Curtis Scott NSW Origin 20’s Player of the Year 2017

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

  • Curtis Scott (Melbourne Storm)
  • Shaun Lane, Brett Lane (Bulldogs)
  • Penani Manumalealii, Fa’amanu Brown, Scott Sorensen, Reece Williams, Tony Caine (Sharks)
  • Isaac Gordon, Brad Takairangi, Martin Taupau, Kyle Stanley, Dean Whare (Manly)
  • Joe Leilua (Roosters)
  • Cameron King, Kevin Naiqama, Blake Ayshford, Luciano Leilua, Anthony Cherrington, Frank Winterstein, Reece Blayney, Chase Stanley, Bryson Goodwin, Justin Poore (Dragons)
  • Alex Johnston, Mitch Brown, Beau Champion, John Olive (Rabbitohs)
  • Rhys Lovegrove (Super League)

Sponsors for TSP

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