This years NSWRL January Players Camp has an international feel with 20 players making the journey from New Zealand to participate in the four-day camp.
The players were representing local clubs including Te Atatu Roosters, Hikurangi Stags, Chevalier Pirates, Otahuhu and Bream Bay and Rutherford Colleges.
90 players attended this years camp which aims to teach young players the skills and discipline required to make it as an NRL player.
New Zealand Team Manager John Boyd has attended the camp for several years and believes his players benefit greatly from the experience.
“The boys love it. They’re all saying it’s a big step up from training at home, but they’re all pushing themselves really hard and enjoying it,” said Boyd.
“We started running sand dunes in October to prepare for camp...I’m a firefighter and some of the older boys even completed the fire service preview test before we left.
“Whenever the boy’s go home their coaches and parents always comment on how much they have improved.”
Today is the last full day of camp, with tag Grand Finals and presentations to commence on Thursday afternoon.
The January Players Camp is the first event on a very busy schedule for the Narrabeen Academy, with Easter, Mod and Talented Athlete camps all scheduled for 2013.
To find out more information on these camps call NSWRL Academy on (02) 9971 0877 or email email@example.com