DUBBO CYMS' premiership-winning under-18s centre Braden Carney is at the Andrew Ryan Country to City camp in Sydney this weekend.
Six Western juniors will learn about life as a professional player at the camp.
A Dubbo junior himself, who represented Australia, NSW and won an NRL premiership with the Bulldogs, Ryan will lead the camp aimed specifically at preparing Country talent for life in the big smoke.
In total 24 participants were selected from the eight Country Rugby League academies.
The camp agenda includes training sessions with the Sydney Roosters along with synchronised workshops at the NRL Rookie camp.
Far West Academy members attending include George Dunn (Coolah), Matt McGregor (Lightning Ridge) and Carney - who lives in Trangie but goes to school at Dubbo and plays with Dubbo CYMS. He is the brother of Justin Carney.
Western players: Ben Thomson (Parkes), Andrew Kelleher (Cowra), Tom Kirby (Bathurst St Pat's) are the representatives from the Western Academy.
Others: Northern Rivers (Myles Donnelly, Blake Lamond, Aiden Halliday);
North Coast (Jake Hoban, Jack Hayes, Sam McGrath);
Northern (Jay Gallagher, Joshua Purche, Drew Brown);
Far South (Beau Britten, Joe Stewart);
Southern (Todd Price, Hayden Wallace, Dylan Redman, Josh Sainsbury).
Riverina (Sam Elwin, Luke Gladman, Tom Webb).