Wadalba Community School

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Rugby League

Rugby League Targeted Sports Program

The Rugby League Targeted Sports Program (TSP) is an integral part of Wadalba Community School. The program provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their skills and abilities through specialised training sessions throughout the school year. Students are given specialised coaching, with the focus being on improving the individuals overall Rugby League skills. This is done through periodised sessions aimed at specific focus area including:

  • Catch, carry and pass (long and short)
  • Line Running
  • Defensive Tackling Techniques
  • Offensive and Defensive patterns/skills

A variety of training methods and venues are used and students are grouped at times based on their playing positions and age groups. Throughout the year, students are monitored and tested, to allow us to provide them with a report noting their areas of strength, weakness and areas they have improved on.

Coaching Staff:

James Huff (james.huff1@det.nsw.edu.au)

  • Current Sydney North Opens Manager (Rugby League)
  • U15's Knights Chargers Assistant Coach 2015/16
  • Experience working with and programming for NRL players (Canberra Raiders)
  • TSP Rugby League Coordinator (Current)
  • TSP Rugby League Coach 5 Years
  • Played Rugby League for 20 years
  • Level 2 Rugby League Coach
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer

Brendan Hodges (brendan.hodges@det.nsw.edu.au)

  • Sydney West Coach  1997-2001
  • Sport coordinator 12 years
  • TSP Rugby League Coach 7 Years
  • TSP Coordinator 3 Years
  • CHS Rugby League Selector
  • Rugby League coach 18 years
  • Level 1 Rugby League Coach

Robert Ristuccia (robert.ristuccia@det.nsw.edu.au)

  • TSP Coach 7 Years
  • TSP Rugby League Coordinator 3 years
  • Level 1 Rugby League Coach


Tuesday afternoons from 12.30pm -2.30pm at various venues, as well as at certain recess and lunch times at school. Students in Year 9 & 10 also study TSP as an elective.


Students are required to pay $180 per year. This covers all TSP students for Registration of Gala days, Team building days, Transport and entry to sports grounds and venues, as well as TSP Rugby League uniform.



  • TSP shirt and shorts
  • Rugby League Boots
  • Mouthguard
  • Headgear (if used)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen


  • Playing Shorts and Jersey (provided)
  • Socks (can be purchased from clothing store)
  • Mouthguard

Competitions/Events (To be Confirmed):

  •        Central Coast 7's U/13, 14, 15 and 16 Boys
  •        University Shield (Opens)
  •        U/14 Buckley Shield
  •        U/16 All Schools 
  •        Opens Country Cup 
  •        U/13 All Schools / Country Cup
  •        U/14 All School /Cochrane Cup
  •        U/15 All Schools / Country Cup
  •        Central Coast All Schools Finals

Dates to be confirmed

  •        NSW All School 9's (Opens)
  •        Country Cup Quarters (Rutherford)
  •        Country Cup Semi (Coffs Harbour)
  •        All Schools Finals ( St Marys)
  •        Country Cup Final ( Dubbo)
  •        U/16 Terry Kachel Memorial 7's (Newcastle)
  •        University Shield Final (Opens) 

Important Dates

  •     Central Coast U/15 Trials (BWSC Woy Woy)
  •      Sydney North Trials U15 & Opens (Morrie Breen Oval, Kanwal)

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