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Competition - NRL Premiership

Round - Round 07

Teams - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles V Parramatta Eels

Date - 14th of April 2016

Venue - Brookvale Oval 

Photographer - Robb Cox

Jake Trbojevic has been named in the 2016 NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year.

The respected Manly Sea Eagles lock completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management course at University of Technology Sydney.

NRL-RLPA Program Highlights

- 800 of the 1000 NRL and NYC players are currently engaged in further education or workplace training.

- 21% of NRL and NYC players enrolled in a university degree at the start of the 2016 season

- 40% of NRL and NYC attempted a Certificate to Diploma program with approx. 15% of these doing a formal trade apprenticeship.

- Currently 18 academic institutions deliver the NRL's Graduates of League program. The completion rate of all players attempting university courses has continued to increase with 85% of all subjects attempted being passed.

- There have been $600k in education grants provided by the RLPA to over 400 different player’s education.

- NRL Clubs have provided their players with an additional $2.4 million in educational incentives to engage in vocational pursuits away from football.

- 16 of the 36 players to play in this year’s U/20’s Qld or NSW State of Origin teams were studying at University with the balance doing apprenticeships, trades or vocational experience.

NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year



Ian Henderson

Completed a Diploma of Financial Planning



Ryan James

Currently completing a Bachelor Of Business

Griffith University


Jeremy Latimore

Completed a Bachelor of Business

University of Wollongong


James Tedesco

Currently completing a Bachelor Health & Exercise Science



Ryan Hoffman

Currently completing a Bachelor of Business

Open Universities


Adam Blair

Currently completing a Bachelor of Social Science

ACU Brisbane


Michael Oldfield

Currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce

Macquarie University


Daniel Mortimer

Completed a Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education)

Australian College of Physical Education


Josh Jackson

Currently completing a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science

University of Newcastle

Sea Eagles

Jake Trjbojevic

Completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management

University Technology Sydney


Russell Packer

Currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)

University of Wollongong


Daniel Alvaro

Currently completing a Bachelor of Business & Construction Management

University of Technology Sydney


Kurt Baptiste

Currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering

Queensland University of Technology





Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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