Endeavour Sports combining education and rugby league

A High School that provides opportunity to combine education with a passion for Rugby League, Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah, offers a unique schooling and sports experience.

Now taking applications from Year 6 students for 2019, Endeavour Sports has enjoyed a long and successful association with the Sharks, with current Sharks Jersey Flegg Coach Dave Howlett heading up the rugby league program at the school.

"While the Rugby League program is a significant part of the schooling experience, at Endeavour Sports High School education always comes first," Howlett said. "Students are supported with both their studies and sport in a caring and nurturing environment, geared to bring out the best in each individual."

A comprehensive high school with an integrated Targeted Sports Program, Endeavour Sports High's Expectations Policy ensures students are performing academically in order to participate fully in their chosen sport.

The policy involves students needing to meet three criteria to be eligible to represent the school in competition, which includes above 90 per cent attendance, exhibiting good behaviour and completing all academic tasks by the due date.

The school's Rugby League Program and the Sharks have a partnership extending over two decades, the relationship as strong as when it began some 21 years ago, with the links evident with Howlett, the current Sharks Jersey Flegg Coach, now joined at Endeavour Sports by the Club's Elite Development Coach Glenn Brailey.

Both men coached Sharks Junior Representative teams to State and National Championships as recently as 2015, Howlett the SG Ball team, Brailey the Sharks Matthews Cup side.

Current Sharks NRL squad members Kurt Dillon, Scott Sorensen, Billy Magoulias and Will Kennedy are all Endeavour 'old boys', as are the likes of Alex Johnston (Souths), Curtis Scott (Storm), Jamayne Isaako (Broncos), Blake Ferguson (Roosters) and Martin Tapau (Sea Eagles), while a number of players in the current Sharks Jersey Flegg team are also recent graduates of the school and the targeted sports rugby league program.

NRL squad member Magoulias, since completing his HSC at Endeavour has gone on to further education, combining his full-time training at the Sharks with his tertiary studies and a Batchelor of Business degree.

Endeavour Sports and the rugby league program has played an integral part in developing 28 past and present NRL players.

Applications are open for all ages, with more information available by clicking on the link below;

https://endeavoursportshighschool.com/targeted-sports/tsp-applications/

Students currently in Year 6 who are interested in being part of Endeavour Sports High School and the Rugby League Program in 2019, there is a specific trial process on Friday, May 4 and Friday, May 11, commencing at 9am on the school oval.

Nominations for these trials can be made via the link above.

For more information, or for prospective students or parents wanting to inspect the school, contact reception on 9524 0615.

Former Endeavour High School students who have played in the NRL in 2018

Sharks: Kurt Dillon, Scott Sorensen
Dragons: Luciano Leilua, Reece Robson (debut this weekend)
Roosters: Blake Ferguson
Storm: Curtis Scott
Souths: Alex Johnston
Broncos: Jamayne Isaako
Manly: Martin Taupau, Shaun Lane, Frank Winterstein
Panthers: Dean Whare
Bulldogs: John Olive
Raiders: Joey Leilua
Eels: Brad Takairangi, Cameron King
Tigers: Kevin Naiqama

Photo: Scott Sorensen and Kurt Dillon from their Endeavour High School days