Rugby League

Online Applications

Applications for the 2021 Rugby League program are now OPEN!

CLICK THE YELLOW APPLY BUTTON ON THE RIGHT TO APPLY NOW

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NIAS is excited to announce the introduction of a GIRLS program in 2021!

To be eligible BOYS must be aged 15 in 2021 (born in 2006).

To be eligible GIRLS must be aged 16 or 17 years of age (born in 2004 or 2005).

Trials will be held at Jack Woolaston Oval 10:00am-1:00pm

Athletes must reside in Group 21, 4, or 19 regions and BOYS must also be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.

 

 

GROUP 21 PLEASE NOTE: If you reside within Group 21, please fill in your details with your address. If your correct Council LGA is NOT displayed, select TAMWORTH COUNCIL as your local council area.

 

Trials for Girls will be held on Saturday 17th April in Tamworth.

Trials for Boys will be held on Sunday 18th April in Tamworth.

 

Coaching applications are OPEN. Download the form here

 If you require more information, please contact the NIAS office.

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Manager
Scott Bones

Coaches
Peter Stevens
Luke Taylor

 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male athletes who turn 15 in 2021 (born in 2006), reside within the Group 21, 4 or 19 regions and is a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.

Female athletes who turn 16 or 17 in 2021 (born in 2004 or 2005) and reside within the Group 21, 4 or 19 regions.

Selection Process & Criteria

Players may be offered a place in the Rugby League Program based on their performances. A selection panel will assess each application based on performances, attitude and commitment to Rugby League. There will be one U15's BOYS squad selected in 2021 consisting of up to 30 athletes, There will be one U17's GIRLS squad selected in 2021 (made up of 16 and 17 year age eligbile girls) consisting of 20-30 athletes.                       

Trials will take place at Jack Woolaston Oval on Sunday 18th April (Time TBC)

Athletes will be assessed on the following criteria via Talent Identification processes.

  1. T- Technique
  2. I- Intelligence (Touch).
  3. P- Physical Attributes
  4. S- Skill
  5. Endurance- 20m shuttle run

Program year

An outline of the program year for BOYS in 2021 willl include the following:

  • Six regional training sessions
  • Potential for satellite sessions
  • Skill acquisiiton, strength and conditioning and athlete education
  • Out of region tour (second half of year - date TBC)
  • Academy Awards night
  • Program to run from April (trials) until July

An outline of the program year for GIRLS in 2021 willl include the following:

  • 4-5 Training Sessions
  • Potential for satellite sessions
  • Skill acquisiiton, strength and conditioning and athlete education
  • Trials to develop into the U17's Tigers squad
  • Opportunity for out of region tour (dependant on selection into U17's Tigers squad)
  • Academy Awards night
  • Program to run from  April (trials) until July 

 

Program content

The program includes skill development, team development, fitness screening, games against quality opposition and regional match play.

Athletes will have access to information from the NIAS Life Skills Education program. This program covers education sessions on

Correct Nutrition 

Resilience

Opportunities beyond Sport

Perfornace Psychology 

Physiotherapist support (Correct Techniques) 

Health and Wellbeing

Strength & Conditioning support 

Program Outcomes

The program will offer each athlete the opportunity to further develop and improve skills required to gain selection in regional, state and national teams.

Appeals

Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.

Contact NIAS if you would like to make an appeal and recieve feedback on your application. 

Athlete Benefits

Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.

  • Regional training sessions
  • Sport Science fitness testing and support.
  • One ticket to annual awards night.
  • Travel assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps.
  • Financial assistance if selected into state team.
  • Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing the NIAS and its sponsors.
  • Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS anti-doping policy.
  • Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

Cost

Athlete levy:  $TBC.  This levy will cover training camps, coaching support, Life Skills Education, fitness testing, and  Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $TBC.

Rugby League NIAS clothing pack:  $TBC 

Athlete levy support programs are available for those experiencing financial difficulty.

Applications

Open Date: 18 March 2021
Close Date: 13 April 2021

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email nias@nias.org.au

Athlete Information

 
Sport*
Birthdate*
Gender*
ATSI
NESB
Height (cm)*
Weight (kg)*
City*
State*
Postcode*
School*
   

Parent/Guardian Contact Details

 
Fathers Name*
Fathers Phone Number*
Mothers Name*
Mothers Phone Number*
Parent Email*
Council LGA*
   

Medical Details

 
Medicare No*
Family Doctor
Family Doctor Ph Number
Do you have any injuries*
Permission to Call Ambulance*
Emergency Contact*
Emergency Mobile No*
Do you suffer from any known allergies?*
Member of Private health Fund
Fund Name
Fund Member Number
Medications*
Medical Operations/Conditions*
Ambulance Cover with Private Health
   

Sport Information

 
Lonestar Sport (if applicable)
Golf H'cap (if applicable)
Current Club/Association*
Coach Name
Coach Mobile
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Additional Information
How long have you played/competed*
Preferred Position*
What are your goals with your sport*
Who is your favourite Athlete?*
Greatest Influence on your Sports career*
   

Declaration

 
Athlete declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.
Parent Declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.