Easts Tigers are proud to announce their new partnership with Shalom College and the introduction the Beds R Us Bundaberg Wide Bay Development Academy to assist in providing players in the region with a new pathway through to the Intrust Super Cup.

The club is excited about being given the opportunity to work within the Wide Bay region and are looking forward to kicking off their first session on the 21st of January 2019. With the support of sponsors in the local area the club has been able to provide a high-quality academy model to help develop future stars.

Shalom College Rugby League Coordinator Neil Feather stated, “Shalom College is exceptionally proud to have an association with a club as steeped in tradition as Easts Tigers.”

Mr Feather continued, “They are providing both the students of our College and those of the wider, Wide-Bay, community a fantastic, new, opportunity to pursue their sporting dreams, but also develop as young men.”

This academy not only touches on field components but has a well-planned out educational component to accompany it.

Easts Tigers CEO Brian Torpy said, “We are excited to be able to partner with a school such as Shalom College and work in the Wide Bay region which has been a history of successful Rugby League players.”

Mr Torpy added, “Most recently Felise and Patrick Kaufusi (pictured left) have come through the Easts Tigers system, due to the affiliation between Melbourne Storm and Easts Tigers and are both Shalom College Alumni.”

He stated, “Easts Tigers would also like to thank Beds R Us Bundaberg, The Waves Leagues Club, Greensill Farming and Shawline embroidery for their sponsorship and support of the program. We are proud to have them on board.”

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