By definition and intent, our approach to Emerging, Pathway and high-performance captures all levels from elite to youth rugby, while the delineation of the pathway concerning remit is to be defined as a process to alignment.

A top-down and bottom-up approach is required to improve delivery to improve holistic modeling that services the needs of RugbyWA and Western Force participation and high performance aspirational players. Ensuring greater consistency and quality in coach and high performance principles across all programs will support the player's development.

RugbyWA's role is to support these principles by providing strong linkages between representative, emerging and community rugby with increased participation and engagement in the game at club level and in schools. Currently, RugbyWA, through existing partnerships with the government, Western Force and Rugby Australia, has a commitment to:

  • State and Regional representative teams
  • Country expansion and development
  • Emerging squads
  • Youth 7's and Open 7's
  • Premier and Community Rugby
  • Junior Club Rugby
  • Schools competitions
  • Education and Game development:

RugbyWA's Emerging squads and State Pathway support an agreed delivery model to enhance player and coach experience that aligns with national outcomes. While the pathway and emerging program and competitions are important, the key elements will be to enhance:

  • Coordinated talent identification and recruitment system using accredited high-performance coaches familiar with junior age development principles of potential and performance
  • Aligned national pathway modelling designed to deliver Long Term Player Development support to enhance and challenge rugby-nous, physical capacity and game performance.

A clear link to community club and schools through investment to teacher and coach development to support aligned growth development principles.