Under 18 Boys CAS Origin 1 Curtain Raiser

As part of the ongoing development of the NRL National Pathways we are excited to announce that we will be sending 10 players and 2 Coaches to Melbourne to assemble as part of an under 18s 20 player squad from Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, to take part in a five-day Combined Affiliated States Academy Camp culminating in a curtain raiser match at the iconic MCG prior to the Ampol State of Origin 1 on Wednesday June 5th.

As part of this program players will be put through fitness and strength testing with players from Victoria, as well as receiving coaching from highly experienced coaches that will help them to prepare for the game. Each player will receive a report card based on physical testing, skills assessment and match performance as well as benchmarks from players same aged players across the country. This will assist all involved in setting and reaching goals for future endeavours in the game.

Congratulations to


  • Bailey Millar – North Beach Sea Eagles
  • Nick Riggs – Fremantle Roosters
  • Hayden Wood – Rockingham Sharks
  • Maui Vettori-Lum – South Perth Lions
  • Luke-David Wells Talamaivao – South Perth Lions
  • Toby Sullivan – South Perth Lions
  • Kobi Aiesi – North Beach Sea Eagles
  • Gethin Thomas – Rockingham Sharks
  • Regan Howley – South Perth Lions
  • Jonathan Mato – Rockingham Sharks


  • Carl Boffey – NRL WA State under 18 Head Coach
  • Travis Haney – NRL WA State under 18 Strength & Conditioning Coach

These players will now attend two sessions a week in addition to their club football on Wednesday nights for S&C at RBT Gym East Perth and on Sunday mornings for recovery and well being check at the City of Kwinana Recquatic centre.

It is important to note these players were selected from the NRL WA Junior Rep Cash Converters Cup competition and must be continuing to play in the Perth Community Clubs under 18’s Pirates Youth Cup played on Saturdays as part of Fuel to Go & Play game day.

NRL WA is currently working closely with the NRL pathways management aimed a making more announcements in relation to junior representative opportunities for under 15 and under 18 state programs in the near future.



  • Kobi Aiesi & Maui Vettori-Lum missing from the image taken at last nights gym session at RBT.