Fifty of Auckland’s most promising young League players have been handpicked to attend the Instant Finance JETS Camp in November 2012.
Established in 1998, the JETS player development Camps provide targeted elite players, aged 16 years and under, with the opportunity to receive coaching from Warriors coaching staff, first grade players and New Zealand Kiwis. And it’s not all about drills and skills. Players also participate in sessions on goal setting, attitude and leadership.
Alumni include some of New Zealand’s most successful League players, including Stacey Jones, Awen Guttenbeil and Monty Betham who also had their first taste of specialist training at the JETS Camps.
Instant Finance already supports a number of community initiatives, including their annual Community Spirit Awards and support for the Make A Wish foundation. With Stacey Jones as the front person for their advertising campaign, sponsorship of the JETS programme made perfect sense, said CEO of Instant Finance, Mr Richard de Lautour.
“The Instant Finance JETS Camps are a fantastic opportunity for young League players to build on their skills and personal attributes. We are delighted to be involved with sponsoring these Camps and look forward to following the careers of these young players as they develop into the future stars of League in New Zealand.”
Football Development Manager for Auckland League, Duane Mann, said: “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for young talent to grow and improve, both ‘on and off the field’.
“The Instant Finance JETS Camps help to instil a positive attitude, strong character, work ethic, values and discipline in young players. Our aim is to develop young men who are not only great League players but who can also contribute positively to their communities.”