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Junior Sea Eagles Academy



Junior Sea Eagles Academy

The Junior Sea Eagles Academy develops and supports our next generation of rugby league players.

Our three-phase pathway program provides talented young juniors with a structured and developmentally focused pathway that can ultimately lead them into the Manly Sea Eagles NRL team. The Academy encompasses structured training and development activities conducted by experienced and highly qualified coaching staff. As players progress along the pathway additional programs are implemented including nutrition, welfare and education support.

The Junior Sea Eagles panel is active in player recruitment and works in conjunction with local and regional scouts to identify promising young talent to join our pathway programs.

Summer Academy

Our annual six-week Summer Academy is the entry point into our pathway program for players in the Under 13 to Under 15 age groups.

Winter Academy

The Winter Academy Development Squads are held annually in June and July. This phase of our program allows our coaching staff to further develop and nurture promising young juniors in the Under 13 through to Under 17 age groups. During this stage, our squads compete against other NRL Club junior development squads.


Junior Representative Teams

Each year our most promising Under 16 and Under 18 junior rugby league players are selected to represented the Sea Eagles in the NSWRL Harold Matthews Cup and SG Ball Cup competitions.

Our 2017 Harold Matthews team achieved a special place in the Manly history books by becoming the first club side to contest a Harold Matthews Grand Final since the competition began in 1970.

Despite an outstanding effort from the team, Manly lost in extra time to Newcastle Knights, 26-20. Our SG Ball side also impressed this season, finishing just outside the top 8 in 9th place. The Club is proud of the young men who represented the Sea Eagles in this elite level junior competition.

The Club has worked hard to improve the standard of its pathways program over the last two years and this shows on the field with the success of our junior representative teams this year.



manly hm grand finalists 2017


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                                            2017 Junior Sea Eagles Sponsors 

The Sea Eagles would like to thank our sponsors for their support and commitment to developing our stars of the future.