Alexandra Hills State High School's well-established Rugby League Academy for boys is conducted in class time as a part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Along with meeting curriculum requirements, the Rugby League Academy focusses extensively on areas such as skills and technique, games sense, strategy, strength and conditioning and game analysis. Knowledge of rugby league history, coaching, fitness training programs, officiating, nutrition and first aid are all developed over the programs duration. The senior program is designed to provide life-long opportunities for students to be involved in rugby league both on and off the field.
At the elite level, the school competes in the prestigious South-East Queensland wide Broncos Schoolboys Challenge competitions. Our players participate in the Bayside School Sport competition against other local schools and, if successful, are given the chance to progress through to the Greater Metropolitan Finals. Rugby League Academy has a partnership with Wynnum Manly Seagulls club (Brisbane Broncos affiliated) which aims to develop young rugby league footballers in the East Brisbane and Bayside region. This partnership provides our students with pathways to junior representative teams and player development squads locally and with the Broncos. It also ensures that skills coaching is consistent from the school level up right up to the NRL level. The Rugby League Academy is also partnered with local clubs - Capalaba Districts JRLFC, Carina JRLFC, Redlands JRL and Wynnum-Manly JRLFC.
Alexandra Hills State High School has a wide array of facilities that the Rugby League Academy regularly uses, including two full size rugby league fields, a weights gymnasium and access to multimedia classrooms for theory lessons. The program is also sponsored by Goodlife Alexandra Hills and our Senior Rugby League Academy students have access to their weights and cardio rooms before and after school. Our coaches are highly accredited and have developed an extensive knowledge of the game. Each coach has experience coaching at the club and schoolboy level, as well being involved with various junior representative sides. Additionally, Intrust Super Cup coaches and staff from the Wynnum Manly Seagulls will utilise their expertise to enhance the rugby league development of students in the program.
How to apply
Entry into the Rugby League Academy program is by application and a merit selection process. Students not currently at an Education Queensland school must also submit a Principal's Reference, completed by their current Principal. Placements in this sporting excellence program are limited. A rugby league trial may be required.