Bond University Rugby Club

Pathway to Premier


The Bond University Rugby Pathway to Premier program is a development program aimed to introduce players to the on field / off field standards and training habits required to compete at the elite levels of rugby.

The program is designed for rugby players aged 15 – 18 years, based on both the Gold Coast and Far North Coast of New South Wales; with the goal to better prepare players for junior representative honours and ultimately compete in premier rugby and beyond.

The program will be all inclusive for players under 15 and above from private, state schools and rugby clubs from South East Queensland and NSW Far North Coast . The program will include:

  • Introductory and advanced strength programs tailored to each player’s needs
  • Professional coaching
  • Position specific coaching (with specialist coaches)
  • Education sessions covering nutrition, goal setting, leadership etc.



  • This is not a team based squad, places in the squad are not limited by positions
  • Each player in the squad should be aspiring to play representative rugby
  • The key purpose of the squad is to offer individual player development that complements existing teams and programs the player is part of


  • Be a good squad member
    • Respect the coaching staff
    • Respect the facilities
    • Respect the opportunity
  • Commit to your own development
    • Commit to attending both the Skills, and Strength and Conditioning sessions
    • Commit to putting in 100% at all sessions to ensure you develop
    • Commit to representing the importance of the Premier Pathway program through your performances at club and school games and by being selected in representative sides


The Bond University Rugby Pathway to Premier program is a long-term development program designed to carry players through to Colts and Senior grade rugby.

The program will run for 10 months of the year, through off season, pre season and in season, with an emphasis on strength, conditioning and skills development, varying depending on the time of the year.


Off Season:


Monday, from 4pm


Wednesday, from 4pm


Saturday, from 9am


Gym – Weights


  • Gym – Weights
  • Education Session*


  • Gym - Weights
  • Skills

*Education sessions will occur periodically, not weekly.


In Season:


Monday, from 4pm


Wednesday, from 4pm




  • Gym – Weights

The first week of training for the off season program will commence in November each year.

There will be a break for Christmas with the program recommencing in January each year. Specific dates and times will be programs to squad members.

After the Easter school holidays, the program will change to an in season program, with one less face to face session per week, due to an increase in school or club rugby commitments.

The in season program will continue through until the end of September each year.



All sessions will take place at Bond University’s world-class training facilities. Venues used will be:

Bull Shark Cage, Bond University High Performance Training Centre Ground Floor, Bond University Institute of Health and Sport

2 Promethean Way Robina, Queensland

Bond University Sports Centre Gym

Bond University Ring Road, Bond University Gold Coast, Queensland

Bond University Rugby Field

Bond University Ring Road, Bond University Gold Coast, Queensland



Brenden Jones is the Head Coach of the Premier Pathway program. Brendan has been a professional coach for 15 years. Programs Brendan has coached in include; Brisbane Boys College, St Edmunds Ipswich, RugbyTek Academy and Western District Rugby Club (Brisbane).

Other Bond University Rugby Club coaches, including Premier Grade Coaches Sean Hedger, Adrian Thompson and Grant Anderson, will all be available for sessions throughout the year.



A fee of $250 will be charged for these services and use of facilities. This will include a uniform of hat, training singlet and training shirt.

For further information and to register for the program,please contact Brenden Jones by mobile on 0420 920 563 or email


Major Sponsors

The Bond University Rugby Club wish to thank our valuable 2018 Corporate Partners

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