Elite Youth Development

NSW Rugby’s Elite Youth Development Program (EYD) is designed to identify, support, develop and protect talented players across NSW and give them the best resources and training to ensure they reach their potential. 
The EYD structure consists of the Junior Academy (U12s to U14s), the Generation Blue Program (U15s to U19s) and the EYD Academy which focusses on introducing players to the semi-professional system and ultimately playing for the NSW Waratahs.


Fundraising priorities include:

  • Making the EYD program more accessible to talented players located outside of Sydney.
  • A specialist set piece coach delivering expertise in the safe execution of set piece techniques in both our male and female pathways.
  • A professional development resource to develop the whole person as well as the player to achieve their potential both on and off the field.

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