GREATER Northern Academy completed its rugby league program in Tamworth on Saturday in the best way possible.
The two squads, Cubs and Tigers, had two games each, playing the North Coast and Northern Rivers academy sides to complete what was a four-month program to improve the skills of young players aged 15,16 and 17.
The GNA Cubs won their two games 24-4 and 32-8 and the Tigers did the same with 24-nil and 28-8 wins.
GNA coach Matt Kenny said the wins were “great ways to finish the program”.
“They have put in a lot of hard work,” Kenny said.
“They’ve been coming here (to Tamworth) since October.”
GNA operations manager, Scott Bone, said the Cubs had struggled early but blossomed late for a good win over Northern Rivers.
Hayden Loughrey was one of their best.
Then the Tigers were “a little flat” in their success against Northern Rivers as the main curtain-raiser to the Knights and Raiders.
“They played with good shape though and scored eight tries to two.
“It was a really good finish for them all. The improvement in the boys has been immense.”