Pathway to Gold


Rugby’s Pathway to Gold program is a national youth talent development and selection program from grass roots through to high performance rugby coordinated by the Australian Rugby Union. 

Rugby’s Pathway to Gold program endeavours to develop our future Wallabies and Olympians from throughout Australia with an accessible, highly effective and attractive pathway of high performance player development and competition programs delivered and supported by experienced and proven coaches and staff. 
The program also aims to support key stakeholders including coaches and program coordinators at club, school, regional and provincial level. The program provides key milestone performance measurement opportunities in the form of national and/or international competition at U15, U16, U18 and U20 year age groups including Rugby 7s.
The Pathway to Gold program will ensure Australia remains a world rugby power on an ongoing basis at all levels of the game and will provide an enjoyable and rewarding rugby experience for all selected players and coaches.
The Pathway to Gold program comprises of the following national programs:
  • Rugby’s Pathway to Gold Talent Discovery Program
  • National U16 Championship
  • National Schoolboy Championships
  • Australian Schoolboys Program
  • Junior Gold Youth Sevens Program – Boys & Girls
  • Junior Gold Program
  • National Gold Squad
  • National Academy
  • Australian U20s        



Pathway to Gold

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