TOYOTA CUP CAMP 1
Next years National Youth Competition players have been at next years NRL Toyota Cup Induction Camp with 5 clubs sending their squads to the 2 day camp.
THe Dragons, Rabbitoh's, SeaEagles, Tigers & the Panthers young guns enjoyed their couple days together in what is a very well organised and ran induction camp.
Most of these players have played with or against each other either at school or in rep games and all the boys got on well.
Some of the boys have been playing around Sydney for a while now while some other blokes are from the bush.
Blokes like former Farrer MAHS skipper Scott Blanch, a country boy who was saying that they are having floods at home and he hopes all the wheat on his farm doesn't rot.
"One of the hardest things when joining a new club is not knowing anyone, Manly are great, all the boys are very friendly and welcomed me straight away" said Scott between lectures.
When you get to be good at sport like these young blokes, they are often taken more notice of than you and me.
The NRL through its player developemnt and welfare system are trying to let the boys know of some of the situations that may arise and cause a bit of strife, or worse, end ya footy career instantly.
What do these camps try to achive we asked Toyota Cup Manager Michael Buettner.
"Basically to congratulate them on getting this far, also to give them understanding of the responsibility and expectations on them from a club and a game perspective" Michael said
What is the difference between this camp and others?
"The enthusium of the players has been outstanding, the whole camp just seemed to flow well"
Things roll on and the rest of the NSW teams get together on Friday for their clubs NYC Induction Camp the the Queensland boys get to have a go the following week.