Several young Sea Eagles players have this week taken their first steps towards securing their future outside of rugby league as part of a CareerWise program.
Presented by the Club’s Wellbeing and Education Manager, Tim Gee, the Rookie CareerWise Workshop is delivered to players in the Sea Eagles full-time system.
NRL squad players Zac Fulton, Raymond Vaega, Latu Fainu, Samuela Fainu were joined by development player Fletcher Myers in week one of pre-season training for Wednesday's presentation that also featured the Club's Careers Coach, Glenn Moore.
The off-field development of all NRL players is an integral part of the Wellbeing & Education program at the Manly Sea Eagles with the best players being able to balance their football with their education.
As part of the NRL’s ‘No Work No study No play’ rule for all NRL contracted players aged under 21, players must undertake work study or other career activities for a minimum 8 hours (1 day) per week.
Players can choose from Study Pathway, Trade Pathway, Work Pathway and Professional Development Pathway programs.
“We believe it is so important that young NRL players set a strong foundation with regard to planning ahead for their future off the field,’’ Gee said.
“We educate them early on the support available through the NRL Careerwise program, and by doing this, the players become aware of the positive impact off-field development can actually have on their performance and it allows players as much time as possible to prepare for a successful life after football.”
“The best NRL players are able to balance their football with off-field development.
“Our Wellbeing and Education workshops will also be rolled out to our Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale Cup pathways squads.”