The Sea Eagles junior representative teams will kick-off their season campaigns this Saturday against the Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval.
Both the Sea Eagles and Rabbitohs head into their round one clash coming off impressive trial hit-outs.
After a lengthy pre-season, Sea Eagles Coaching and Development Manager Simon Healey is adamant they’ll reap the rewards of months of arduous training.
“Definitely keen to start the season since pre-season commenced early November, training 3-5 nights a week,” Healey said.
“A tough pre-season has paid off and now it is time for some fun. Everyone has been waiting for the last couple of months for the games to finally start.”
The two teams have played a number of trials already, with Healey highlighting some of the young talent sure to catch the eye.
“In the Harold Matthews there has been an outstanding find from Scone in a young half back Kade Cust,” Healey said.
“The outside backs are also looking like the fastest most powerful we have had in years with John Hopoate Jnr backing up from last year, he is sure to be a handful."
“In our SG Ball young prop Elia Faatui has been going really good and also back rower billy Bainbridge they would be the players to look out for,” Healey said.
An Healey believe the investment in junior representative football at the club is clearly paying off.
“In the under 20s Holden Cup 2014 we have 24 players who have played Harold Matthews and sg ball Cup with the club. It goes to show our junior development programs into our junior reps are working,” Healey said.
“To have so many kids who have played junior representatives to be playing under 20s is outstanding".
The Harold Matthews Cup kicks off at 10:00am and the SG Ball Cup kicks off at 11:30am.
Gates open at 9:00am.
Kids under 16 are for free while tickets are only $5.