PRIDE ACADEMY PROGRAM
The Northern Pride Academy Program provides the platform for developing future Mal Meninga Cup, Hastings Deering Colts, Intrust Super Cup and NRL players.
It aims to provide and reinforce the development pathway for rugby league in Far North Queensland. This will in turn reduce the flow of players from the region to other centres and better prepare players for advancement through the junior representative pathway. Not only will this enable us to continue to reinforce our mantra of “Born and Bred” but research has shown the significant physical, psychological and social benefits that keeping these adolescents at home entails.
The Northern Pride Academy Squads are selected in consultation our junior affiliate clubs. From there, five squads (U12, U13, U14, U15, U16) of 20 players will be formed. The 12/13 years age group will train once a month with the 13/14 years age group training twice a month.
The sessions will provide players with continuous core skill development through practical and theory components.