11/10/2011

Induction Camp a big success


All first year Brumbies have returned from their annual induction camp this week having been given a crash course on what it takes to be a professional rugby player and positive influence for the community off the field.

Cam Crawford, Ita Vaea, Joe Tomane, Tevita Kuridrani, Sam Carter, Tom Cox, Zack Holmes, Siliva Siliva, Jono Owen, Leon Power and Ian Prior all attended the induction camp with advice on everything from etiquette to social media use on offer.

Brumbies Player Career Development Officer Sue Crawford had spent months putting the program together along with members of RUPA, and with the biggest contingency of players from any of the Australian Super Rugby teams deserves congratulations for all her hard work.

Prop Jono Owen said the camp had been a valuable learning experience and that he was better prepared for life as a professional rugby player having attended.

“It was great to get away with all the other first year guys and to get our heads around what it takes to be a professional,” Owen said.

“There were plenty of valuable lessons for us and it’s comforting to know that there is an outlet for us to get a quality education for life after rugby.”

Although Owen, Vaea and Cater have all made Super Rugby appearances, when the last Induction Camp took place all three were still on Academy contracts.