Play­ers help fu­ture stars

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By LAU­REN PRIESTLEY

Fu­ture league stars are al­ready tak­ing their first steps to­wards a ca­reer in the sport.

The Auck­land Rugby League Ju­nior Elite Train­ing (JET) Pro­gramme will be held on November 30 at St Paul’s Col­lege with Auck­land’s top 12 to 15-year-old club play­ers at­tend­ing train­ing ses­sions from 6.30am to 7pm.

The In­stant Fi­nance JETS camp aims to ad­vance young play­ers’ ba­sic league skills, goal plan­ning, self con­fi­dence and game aware­ness.

Auck­land Rugby League foot­ball de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer James Pule­hega says the an­nual event pro­vides in­valu­able learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

He is hop­ing NRL War­rior Sam Rapira will be able to at­tend the camp along­side un­der-20s War­riors play­ers such as James Tay­lor. The play­ers will talk to the young­sters about how to get to the top of the sport, he says.

‘‘It’s a real op­por­tu­nity for top play­ers to mould them so they can start to un­der­stand what the re­quire­ments are when they get se­ri­ous about their fu­ture in rugby league.’’

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