Junior Illawarriors Start Training This Week

junior illawarriors logoThe Junior Illawarriors will start their preparations for the NSW Country and NSW Junior State Championships this weekend with the Under 12, under 14 holding musters at Wollongong University this Sunday February 1 at 10.00AM. The Under 15's Junior Illawarrior hopefulls will be getting together at Ocean Park, Woonona also at 10.00AM.

At Wollongong Uni the Under 12’s will be coached by Matt Yates, the Under 14’s will be coached by Trevor Nugara who has had a long association with Rep teams, whilst at Ocean Park the 15’s will be guided by the very experienced Keiran Smith.

The Under 12, 14’s and 15’s first Muster sessions will include Skills, drills and trial matches and will continue over the next 3 weeks at the same venue.

Players need to register their intention to trial with their respective coaches by emailing them the Player Nomination form. Nomination Forms can be downloaded here   

The under 12/13 and 14 age groups will be travelling to Armidale where New England Junior Rugby Union will be hosting the NSW Country Junior Championships in May.  All the teams will back up a few weeks later and represent the Illawarra at the NSW Junior Rugby State Championships at various venues across NSW. 

The Under 13’s will embark on their annual New Zealand Tour in April under the guidance of Jayson Joerdens in preparation for their tilt at the Country and State champs.

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