Red Energy high performance camps sign off for season in Bombala

Highlight: Members of the Red Energy high performance camp during a two-day session at Raiders HQ in Canberra recently. Photo: Ash Steinke
Highlight: Members of the Red Energy high performance camp during a two-day session at Raiders HQ in Canberra recently. Photo: Ash Steinke

The final Group 16 Red Energy high performance rugby league camp will descend on Bombala this weekend. 

Officials said young representative hopefuls would cap off the final clinic of the season.

Group 16 chairman Allan Wilton said the camps were targeting players between 13 and 17 years old. 

“They’re designed to increase the opportunities for young players to continue their development and prepare them to go onto representative league,” Mr Wilton said. 

“And hopefully it can open a pathway to the NRL for them in the future.”

The weekend’s Auckland Nines is proving that Group 16 is quickly becoming a hotbed of rugby league talent. 

“We’re becoming recognised as a pocket of talent with a number of players in the NRL for clubs including Dale Finucane, Euan Aitken, Adam Elliott and most recently Morgan Boyle, who played for the Titans in the weekend’s Nines,” he said. 

Club coaches are also invited to attend the camp as it will provide them the opportunity to work with highly qualified representative coaches.  

“It will be a chance for club coaches to develop new coaching techniques to take back to their respective clubs and share among their squads,” Mr Wilton said. 

Red Energy High Performance co-ordinator Nathan Smith and Stingrays representative coach Jason Kelly indicated that Bombala first grade coach Joe Bobbin will be involved in this Sunday’s camp.

Players are asked to register on the Group 16 Facebook for catering purposes and be in Bombala at 9.30 for a 10am start on Sunday.