NSW Waratahs Academy Training

Waratah Youth Scholarship Program

About the scholarship

NSW Rugby’s Waratah Youth Scholarship Program is designed to financially support, develop and protect talented players across NSW and provide the best training and resources with the aim to introduce them to the semi-professional system already identified. The Scholarship Program will assist rugby players who might not have the ability to join the program due to their economic circumstances and support the player’s participation in a representative environment so they can achieve their full potential.


Round 1: 10 Scholarships are available in two tiers, Tier 1: $1000 and Tier 2: $750 for a 1 year term.

  • Male U16 age group.
  • Experience playing Rugby at school or community level.
  • Selected in a representative Rugby team - Gen Blue U16 Squad.

Value detail

Waratahs Scholarships are a financial assistance designed to support players with expenses related to attending the program and to support their training environment including:

  • Participation expenses (Australian Championship, Gen Blue Levy)
  • Travel expenses
  • Sporting equipment (boots, mouthguard, headgear)
  • Training resources