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The next crop of Wests Tigers young guns received valuable training over the weekend at the 2014 NRL Holden Cup Rookie Camp.

A total of 13 up and coming Wests Tigers were amongst 90 NYC players from Manly, Parramatta, Penrith, Roosters and Bulldogs who attended the camp at University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury.

The players were put through sessions that covered social media, illicit drugs, media training, respectful relations, career development, finance, gambling, drink-wise and personal brand.

NRL squad member Dene Halatau was one of a number of current and former players who spoke at the camp.

Wests Tigers Community, Welfare and Education Manager, Yvette Downey said that the weekend was a key to the overall progression of the players.

All the sessions carried out important messages for the players to take away, Downey said.

It enforced what we believe at the Wests Tigers about trying to build better players both on and off the field.

Since 2008, approximately 1500 National Youth Cup players have attended the annual Rookie Camp program.

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