Australian Oztag High Performance Academy Squad Announced

To help with the development of our elite players, Australian Oztag has created the High Performance Academy for 13 to 15 year old age groups.

This Academy will provide elite coaching for a selected number of players that have been identified as having the potential to be our next generation of superstars.

During the NSW City v Country Championships, our 12 selectors have selected 16 boys and 16 girls to attend the inaugural academy.  A further 6 players from Queensland were selected from their recent Tri Series.  The ratio of players was based on player numbers in each state.

The team at Australian Oztag are pleased to announce the following players will be offered a position at the High Performance Academy which will take place at the Narrabeen Sports Academy on the Northern Beaches from Friday, the 15th of November to Sunday, the 17th of November:


Jack Attard (Boys 13) – Scorpions
Lachlan Greatz (Boys 13) – Pride
Nayte Saaga (Boys 13) – QLD City
Ryan Wotton (Boys 13) – Seahawks
Elijah Baker (Boys 14) – QLD City
Dylan Brettle (Boys 14) – Scorpions
Josh Debritt (Boys 14) – Scorpions
Latu Fainu (Boys 14) – Scorpions
Shadi Hammoud (Boys 14) – Seahawks
Potoua Hotere-Papalii (Boys 14) – Scorpions
Harry McPeak (Boys 14) – Knights
Malaki Suopopo (Boys 14) – Pride
TJ Coe (Boys 15) – Seahawks
Ethan Hutchings (Boys 15) – Scorpions
Zack Lamont (Boys 15) – QLD City
Haydan Ritchie (Boys 15) – Knights
Ethan Smith (Boys 15) – Seahawks
Sean Trindall (Boys 15) – Pride
Marbam Wichman (Boys 15) – Scorpions


Kiani Duckett (Girls 13) – Seahawks
Jacinta Laverance (Girls 13) – Seahawks
Marlee Marshall (Girls 13) – QLD Barbarians
Evie McGrath (Girls 13) – Pride
Tayleah Pasili (Girls 13) – Scorpions
Matisse Bettridge (Girls 14) – QLD City
Ella Carlisle (Girls 14) – Knights
Lara Cosgrove (Girls 14) – Pride
Mackenzie Davis (Girls 14) – Scorpions
Lailani Montgomery (Girls 14) – Knights
Lily Riolo (Girls 14) – Pride
Tess Robinson (Girls 14) – Seahawks
Sienna Yeo (Girls 14) – Pride
Tallara Bamblett (Girls 15) – Scorpions
Mia Barber (Girls 15) – Knights
Krystal Bulmer (Girls 15) – Knights
Sienna Laing (Girls 15) – QLD City
Bindi O’Hara (Girls 15) – Pride
Sienna Williams (Girls 15) – Seahawks

For all the players that have been named above, please read the invitation letter which can be found by clicking here.

The deadline to confirm your attendance is by 5pm on Friday, the 12th of July.