Brydens Lawyers Academy

Wests Tigers Brydens Lawyers Academy is the Club's primary junior development squad, and has been in existence for the past decade to grow and nurture outstanding junior talent across Inner and South West Sydney.

The Brydens Lawyers Academy is a program aimed at developing players from junior representative sides within the Club’s geographical footprint. It has been a highly successful pathway in the past with players such as David Nofoaluma, Luke Brooks and Esan Marsters all coming through the academy system.

The program runs for around four months following the end of the junior representative season, with the Academy side playing a number of games against other junior representative academy teams in Australia.

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In 2018, the Brydens Lawyers Academy program reached new heights with 56 players across the Balmain, Western Suburbs and Group 6 regions selected to take part in the program for 15-18 year olds. The squad took part in a series of games, education sessions, core skills and gym programs to help develop players and to provide an insight into what the structures are like at an elite NRL Club.

Following that, the academy team played games against the West Coast Pirates, NRL Victoria and Cronulla Sharks, with venues spread across Concord Oval, Hillier Oval and Milton Park. At the completion of the  program, a select group of players were also invited to the club's three-day intensive camp in the October school holidays, designed to further grow the next generation of NRL talent.



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