The Brydens Lawyers Wests Tigers Academy finished off another successful season during the week, with a training session and presentation night at Concord Oval.
The Academy is a junior development academy designed to develop talent in the Club's junior representative clubs, Balmain and Western Suburbs, and is for players aged either 16 or 17 that have played Harold Matthews or SG Ball football that season. Over half of this year’s squad are a year younger than the U/17 age group, meaning that they will look to back-up again next year and further develop their skills, while some of the older players will make the progression to Wests Tigers U/19 Development games in 2016.
Brydens Lawyers Academy produced a number of strong results throughout the year, narrowly going down to Parramatta before beating National Champions Cronulla and doubling up with an impressive victory over the St. George-Illawarra Dragons HPU side.
Western Suburbs junior James Tautaiolefua was awarded the Player of the Season, while Balmain Tigers junior Abdalla Matar was named the Most Improved Player of the Year.
Learn more about this year's Academy side and it's success in the video above.
Brydens Lawyers Academy 2015 Results
Game I — Parramatta Eels 32 def. Brydens Lawyers Wests Tigers Academy 28
(Justin Frain 2, James Tautaialefua, Nathan Patolo, Jamen Johnson, Jake Scott, Spike Teio tries)
Game II — Brydens Lawyers Wests Tigers Academy 16 def. Cronulla Sharks 8
(James Tautaialefua, Jake Scott, Will Lawson, Josh Bermingham tries)
Game III — Brydens Lawyers Wests Tigers Academy 20 def. St. George-Illawarra Dragons 8
(Abdalla Matar 2, Adam Doueihi, Jake Scott, Hosea Leuea tries)