2022 Staff
Jonathan Andreou – Head Coach
Harriett Elleman – Coach
Tyson Morgan – Coach
Paul Spain – Manager


2022 Athletes
Jonah Allen
Henry Baker
Angus Banks
Xylavene Beale
William Benson
Nick Bett
Isaac Blackstone
Isabella Burnett
Nathan Butt
Drew Brndusic
Tyler Byrne
Luke Cannon
Cooper Dabin
Jack Dowling
Charlie Fogg
Eli Fuller
Hayden Gilmour
Braydan Godde
Claudia Hamilton
Harry Harrington
Georgina Hayes
Harry Hayes
Audrey Hogg
Dustin Hood
Layla Irving
Samuel Matthews
Kaesha Maxwell
Xaviar Maxwell
Oscar McCann
Blake McDonald
Ethan McDonald
Banjo Metcalfe
Daniel Minehan
Harry Morshead
James Morshead
Thomas Roche
Jacinta Shaw
Jasvir Singh-Clark
Lina Smith
Ines Treharne
Reese Vidler
Evangeline Willett
Kylan Young
Rylee Young

Southern Sports Academy athletes come together at least twice a month to receive the best and most professional coaching available in the area.

The program will provide coaching, training, and athletic development to improve athletes with a view to:

  • Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes which will enhance their opportunities for selection into Brumbies Representative Teams;
  • Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any Brumbies Team is ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways;
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in rugby competition nationwide

In addition to the quality coaching, all scholarship holders in the Academy are also exposed to a range of workshops from our specialist consultants including workshops relating to Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Recovery, Athletic Development as well as receiving Strength and Conditioning training that is specific to their sport.

The Academy will also deliver an Induction and Leadership weekend which is a compulsory event for all athletes of the Academy.

To be eligible for the Academy Rugby Program, athletes must be born between 2006-2009 inclusive (U13 – U16 in 2022) and residing or schooling within the SSA catchment area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits are subject to pending Government Covid Restrictions

• Skills training sessions
• Induction and Leadership camp
• The Academy will be looking into availability of high level games such as the South Coast 7’s Tournament
• Muscular skeletal Screening and Athletic Development programming
• Workshops focussing on Sports Psychology, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine. Workshops relating to
athlete personal development will also be offered during the scholarship period
• Gym membership (dependant on partnerships within your local town)
• Online and face-to-face education relating to athlete personal development
• Annual presentation evening (sit down dinner)
• Southern Sports Academy uniform

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes.  Also an athlete uniform ordered though our online clothing supplier Puma is required for new athletes.

Athlete levies are subsidised by minimum $100 worth or raffle ticket sales by athletes, this program is also eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids $100 voucher rebate.

* Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum but enable the athlete to participate in Academy development programs at a greatly reduced rate.