player development

randwick academy

Inspiring the next generation of Galloping Greens.

The Randwick Junior Academy is a 10 week training program held over the summer months between November and February each year. Training is held at Latham Park, South Coogee on Wednesday afternoons and various beach locations on Saturday mornings.

Applications to join the Randwick Junior Academy are sent out to all our local village clubs in August every year. Unfortunately the 300 spots for this year’s 2020/21 season, commencing on November 11, have now been completely filled.

The Academy is a free program for all boys and girls and all Randwick junior club players from the ages of 10 through to 16 are encouraged to apply. All successful applicants receive a complimentary training uniform.


The training program focuses on the following rugby core skills:

  • Aerobic fitness

  • Speed and agility

  • Catch and pass/ball carry

  • Support play

  • Spatial awareness

  • Decision making

  • Defence and breakdown

  • Kicking/goal kicking

  • Position specific training


All our training sessions are supervised by our incredibly experienced volunteer coaches, many of them are former Randwick players, as well as a number of ex Waratahs and Wallabies players. They have a wealth of rugby knowledge and expertise second to none and are great role models for all the children.

The Randwick Junior Academy forms part of the Randwick District’s clear pathway for our junior players. From their local village club in the mini’s age groups, to training with the Academy each summer, into the Randwick Warriors for boys or the South East Magic for girls - our District’s teenage rugby clubs, before progressing on to Colts and Grade for the mighty Galloping Greens.

For any further information about our Junior Academy please contact

Stuart Donaldson.

Up the Wicks!