INAUGURAL CAMP LAUNCHING IN REGIONAL NSW
NRL Cronulla Sharks’ Wade Graham has announced a partnership with leading Australian sports camps facilitator, Sports Camps Australia. Together, Graham and SCA will deliver a first of its kind, customised program specifically tailored to grow and nurture the future generation of Rugby League.
Graham began his career at the early age of 17 with NRL’s Penrith Panthers and recognises the importance of developing players at an early age; arming them with the tools they need on and off the field, in a safe and friendly environment. The camps will feature well credentialed and industry respected coaches to refine and develop the skills of each athlete while giving equal focus and importance on topics such as technical analysis, nutrition and mental wellbeing.
“I’m excited to be launching my first rugby league camps this July school holidays” said Graham, “It’s a game that’s given me so much throughout my life and I can’t wait to give back and share this experience with the next generation of junior league players”.
The forthcoming camps are the first Rugby League program to feature an elite NRL player in SCA’s history and are hopeful for discovering the next budding Australian league player.
Sports Camps Australia’s Matt Starr shared his excitement for the partnership, “We’re thrilled to be able to add rugby league camps to our list of school holiday offerings and know these will generate a huge amount of interest as a result of Wade’s standing in the game, both as a player and as a role model. We’re always excited to see young, passionate athletes coming through the camps and would be elated to hear that one of our junior league players go on to follow Wade’s footsteps as a professional career”.
The inaugural camp will proudly launch in Regional NSW at Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre in Rushes Creek on 6th July, giving access to future Aussie athletes outside of major cities. Graham, a proud Bundjalung man and former Indigenous All Stars player is hopeful that the regional location will increase access to young indigenous players who have a passion for Rugby League. “I know sport and rugby league plays a vital role in regional and indigenous communities. I’m excited to be able to launch the inaugural camps with a regional location, which hopefully grows into more regional locations in the near future”, said Graham.
This partnership is the first of a series of elite athlete lead sports camps with Sports Camps Australia, managed by Camp Director Alexia Dobbin of Alexia Dobbin Ent., an Australian sports and entertainment company working with top tier Australian athletes and music talent.
A further announcement for SCA Wade Graham Rugby League camps is due for August, with national metro and regional locations to be confirmed for term three September school holidays.
Tickets for SCA Wade Graham Rugby League OVERNIGHT CAMP - Lake Keepit are now available: https://www.sportsmanagementaustralia.com.au/event-details/sca-wade-graham-rugby-league-overnight-camp-lake-keepit