Brothers Academy 2019

Junior Academy
The highly-regarded Joondalup Brothers elite player development program, known as the Emerging Academy (formally future prems program) is designed to develop our youth (U13 to U15) to provide a clear player path way to our Premier Grade. The program focuses on the player experience and development of core rugby skills, position specific, conditioning and game sense amongst others. The program also includes a taste of the expectations coupled with the discipline that is required to be a premier grade player. Players are selected via a talent identification process with input from our respective junior club coaches. Under the mentorship and guidance of our experienced junior coaches Denis Skillen, Simon French Bluhm, Gavin Hickey, Adrian Nathanielsz and Chad Capelli, the program is headed by Antonio Gerber and the manager Mostyn Jones. After identifying players during the course of the season these players are invited to attend a couple of testing session where they will be assessed and then selected for the program. The program ran for 10 weeks and upon completion the players are provided with a comprehensive review of their achievement, their strengths and also the areas which requires further development. A key strategic initiative of our club the Emerging Academy provides the continued growth of our club and build on our commitment to ensure our young players will fulfil their potential to represent the Brothers at the highest level possible. Additionally, the program also provides development opportunities for our aspiring coaches who are supported by our experienced senior coaches.
On completion of the program the six coaches scored three players based on the following criteria for an award, Attendance, Attitude and Execution. The scores were collated and although it was very close the participants were selected as follows:

  • Academy Player of the Year – Josiah Marks
  • 1st Runners Up – Ruan de Waal
  • Most Improved – Reagon Trompeter

Also a special mention to Whetu James, Mitch Wilby, Fraser Masterton, Josiah Marks, Tommy Travers and Greg Lombard who had a faultless 100% attendance!

The following players were selected for the 2019 program:

  • Franco Coetzee
  • Caius Stratton
  • Ruiz Lee
  • Marcus Brookes
  • Jordan Bouwer
  • Christian Vorster
  • Whetu James
  • Tristian Du Toit
  • Neil Van Der Westhuizen
  • Travis Davis
  • Charlie Maher
  • Jacob Hickey
  • Mitch Wilby
  • Leon White
  • Fraser Masterton
  • Vaughan Fennimore
  • Hayden Allsop
  • Harrison Moore
  • Connor French-Bluhm
  • Tai Frazer
  • Josiah Marks
  • Oakley Pearce
  • Noah Smalley
  • Rhys Richardson
  • Loghan Moir
  • Tommy Travers
  • Greg Lombard
  • Josh Morris
  • Brad Evans
  • Jacob Francis
  • Rueben Hickey
  • James Vorster
  • Ruan De-Wall
  • Lucius Gouws
  • Riley Johnson
  • Alex Tredoux
  • Luke Paley
  • Ruvan Gouws
Senior Academy

Last seasons academy review saw the need to provide a program for the clubs older section of players. It was decided to introduce a senior academy with the program designed to educate the players around their personal preparations along with position specific and rugby IQ and game sense. The Senior Academy was headed by our 2019 Prems Head Coach now Director of Rugby Dave Wells and assisted by Connor MacDougall, and Jake Bell. The Senior Academy Program spanned 8 weeks and is designed to develop and progress the age groups from U16 to Open Grade and provide a clear path way to Premier Grade. Quite a few of the group have already had some premier grade experience and this program was a fantastic way for them to work on elemnets of their game to better prepare them for the 2020 season.

The following players participated in program:

  • Max Wood
  • Maikali Robaro
  • Taine Yates
  • Joshua Plane
  • Matt de Beer
  • JP Mostert
  • Gabe Price
  • Ruben Smits
  • Josh Heilman
  • Duncan McIsaac
  • Josh Liebold
  • Neil Dunn
  • Ewan Jones
  • Kallson Siakia
  • Fraser Jones
  • Tanne Phillips
  • Heinrich Ras
  • Sam Long
  • Camron Ngatai
  • Connor Sharrock
  • Teankim Whitcher
  • Ryan Mcgloin
  • Dan Howard
  • Carlo Alexander
  • Callum Masterton
  • Sean Skillen
  • Mitch Wood
  • Brandon Martins

Also a special mention to Ewan JonesFraser Jones who had a faultless 100% attendance!

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