The next generation of Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players have undertaken an NRL CareerWise program to help prepare them for life after football.
The CareerWise program makes players aware of the support, benefits and the positive impact off field development can have on their performance on the field.
The program was presented by Manly's Wellbeing and Education Manager Tim Gee with the assistance of Sea Eagles hooker and Club Education Ambassador, Lachlan Croker, to players across the junior representative age groups through 45 minute face-to-face workshops.
"The off field development of all NRL players is an integral part of the Wellbeing & Education program at the Sea Eagles,'' Gee said.
"We know the best players balance their football with their education.
"Being 'CareerWise' means having two Plan A’s; one for on the field and one off the field.
"Our players are made aware of the study and work engagement within the NRL and our expectations of them as they move through their playing journey.
"It's about being aware of the actions they can take and implement now.
"The program gives players some practical steps to start their 'CareerWise' journey, and feel inspired to follow in the footsteps some fantastic current players.
"By engaging in career preparation activities now, it can certainly have a positive impact on a player's performance and length of their career."