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WNRL stars join SDP coaching team

Player of the tournament at the WNRL Nines Maddie Studdon and her Dragons teammate Tiana Penitani, both members of the Cronulla Harvey Norman Women’s squad in 2020, have joined the coaching team for the Sharks Skills Development Program.

A program providing opportunities for athletes in the Shire to take their Rugby League skills to another level, the Sharks Skills Development is for boys and girls aged from five to 12 and is overseen by the Club’s Academy and Talent Identification Manager Glenn Brailey.

Penitani and Studdon, who was named player of the tournament in guiding the Dragons to success in Perth, join fellow Sharks in Jillaroo Corban McGregor and New Zealand Ferns player Kiana Takairangi as SDP coaches.

Shaun Johnson is an SDP ambassador, while Sharks NRL squad members Matt Moylan, Briton Nikora and Ronaldo Mulitalo will also attend a session during the six-weeks of the program.

Entering its fifth year, the program has been updated to have an intensive focus on tackling technique, safe body positioning and core skills.

The Skills Development program runs for 6 sessions over 6 weeks and is ideal for both beginners as well as experienced players looking to further develop. It is the perfect preparation for the upcoming Junior League season.

The Sharks are committed to providing this professional program to all juniors seeking to improve their skills and techniques in Rugby League.

The program ensures each participant is taught effective and safe techniques whilst being analysed by high level coaches to guarantee the outcomes of the program are achieved.

The program has been designed by Brailey, who currently oversees the entire Junior Representative program. He has experience as Head Coach of the Samoa Women’s team and Brailey is the current Head Coach of the Cronulla Sharks Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team.

For SDP information, including dates, times and details as to the program specifics, or to register, go to the following link - CLICK HERE 

For general enquiries, please contact - Alexander Biceski – [email protected]