Promoting academic and athletic excellence, Endeavour Sports High School is hosting an open night on Tuesday, 13 February for current Year 6 students considering attending the famed rugby league nursery.
The Sharks have enjoyed a strong affiliation with the Caringbah school for more than two decades, with an extensive list of star alumni featuring Sharks NRL players Will Kennedy and Teig Wilton as well as Rabbitohs Damien Cook and Alex Johnston.
From 6-8pm, the open night will give parents and prospective students a full rundown on Endeavour, including entry requirements to the rugby league program.
Experienced Sharks junior representative mentors Brad Kelly and Dave Howlett double as Endeavour's senior rugby league program coaches.
Kelly is in charge of the club's under-17 Harold Matthews Cup team, having guided the age group to the grand final in 2022, while former NRL assistant coach Howlett sits at the helm of the under-19 SG Ball Cup squad.
Howlett, who joined Endeavour in 1998, has a glittering coaching resume that includes winning the 2015 SG Ball title and the 2018 Jersey Flegg premiership.
Despite the school's unmatched ability to develop incredible sportspeople, particularly in rugby league, academic performance is firmly the No.1 priority.
"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."
Howlett has previously said that Endeavour prides itself "on being a family - and that brings out a genuine love of the game and pride in the school".
Other NRL players to have attended Endeavour are Jamayne Isaako (Dolphins), Martin Taupau (Broncos), Reece Robson (Cowboys), Scott Sorensen (Panthers), Shaun Lane (Eels) and Luciano Leilua (Cowboys).
Sharks fullback Kennedy has credited the support of his teachers and coaches at Endeavour with helping to mould him into the man he is today.
"I really enjoyed my schooling experience at Endeavour. They certainly assisted with my rugby league development, while I have no doubt the culture and educational opportunities at the school also helped to make me a better person," Kennedy said.
Registration for the open night is not required. For more information, please call the school on 95240615 or email [email protected].