Luke Anderson
Harvey Campbell
Lara Curry
Jackson Dunn
Eli Fuller
Cooper Gersbach
Kaleel Goolagong
Jack Greenhill
Edwina Harrington
Georgie Hayes
Kian Henman
Thomas Johnstone
Harleigh Lang
Jaida-lee Lyons
Patrick Madden
Kaesha Maxwell
Maisy McCrone
Jordyn McFadden
Talia McKay
Charlotte Packer
Jayden Steele
Tanginui TeKanawa-Hopa
Jesse Thorp
Evie West

Head Coach

Sam Donelan

Assistant Coaches

Tyson Morgan

Tom Jennings

Apryll Green

Harriet Elleman

Adam Mokotupu

David Capp



Emily Coffee

The SSA Total Ag Rugby program provides high-performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of Rugby.

The SSA Rugby program is endorsed by the Brumbies; the program provides development opportunities for athletes in areas of technical skill, education, strength & conditioning and personal development, preparing athletes for the next level of elite sport representation.

The 2024 Rugby Program will run from October 2023 to April 2024. Athletes from this program will graduate at the 2024 Presentation Evening in July.

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 competitions and events in rugby competitions nationwide

To be eligible for the Academy Rugby Program athletes must be turning 15, 16, 17, 18  (U16– U18, born 2006-2009) in 2024, registered with their local rugby club and residing or schooling within the SSA catchment area.

  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Injury prevention screenings and training programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes.  Also an athlete uniform ordered though our online clothing supplier 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 $50 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.

Nominations for the 2024 program are  now open. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Southern Sports Academy’s Cycling Program in 2024, please fill out a form which can be found on our Nominations page –