Eighteen talented young footballers have completed a three day training camp under the guidance of Bulldogs Pathways Performance Manager, Andy Patmore.

The players arrived on Monday and have today walked away from Belmore with an understanding of what is required to be an NRL player.

“The boys have had a really good three days. They have shown some really good skills, they have been well behaved and it’s been a real success,” said Patmore.

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This holistic approach incorporates general and position specific skill acquisition, skill development, the importance of nutrition and diet, speed and agility sessions, as well as career and education workshops.

“It’s not just about the footy on the field, but it’s important they learn what a professional player does,” Patmore said.

The club runs four camps throughout the season and the focus coming out of these camps for the staff and players is about playing footy.

“It’s been about learning to push and play the footy that’s in front of them. We really want to give the boys some ownership with their play. We have reinforced some skill work they need to do and making sure they get to know the place and feel comfortable here,” he added.