Program Outline

The NEGS Rugby Program is designed to develop female rugby students 12 to 18 years of age, in a school environment.

The NEGS Rugby Program is not a participation program and is aimed at producing top level athletes as they move forward in their Rugby skill development. The program will run for the 4 school terms each year.

Players will participate in twice weekly on field training sessions delivered by NEGS Rugby Coaches, and participate in weekly strength and conditioning sessions. Established programs with nutritionists and sports psychologists will also assist athletes throughout the program.

Coaching staff will also provide athlete skill identification and Individual Player Plans (IPP) for all students to identify areas for improvement during the program.

Players will also benefit from access to coaching with the UNE Cubs/Lions, and from coaching clinics with Australian Pearls/UNE Lions player and NEGS Rugby Program Ambassador, Rhiannon Byers.


Applications for the 2020 NEGS Rugby Program are now open.

The NEGS Rugby Program focuses on the following areas:

Core Skill Development

  • Junior elite skill development
  • Junior elite specialist skill development

Game Education

  • Junior elite decision-making development
  • Junior elite game and positional strategy  development
  • Junior elite execution of skills under game pressure
  • Junior elite introduction to team performance analysis

Physiology Component

  • Junior elite rugspecific movement and  functional competencies
  • Planning and delivery of physical program on an  individual basis and/or within a group
  • Recovery
  • Individual athletes program and monitoring

Athlete Personal Management

  • Injury prevention and management as required
  • Performance enhancing substance education

Team Dynamics and Performance

  • Introductory education and training in required  behaviours
  • Introductory group dynamics
  • Respect and responsibility


The program is administered and delivered by qualified NEGS Rugby Coaches.

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