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AFL (boys)

Nominations for the 2017/2018 Program are now Open!

Nominations Close: 25th August

Trials: September (Date TBC)

Orientation: 14th October 2017

Program Coordinator: Craig Golledge

Head coach: Kevin Greaves

The AFL program plays a vital role in the AFL NSW/ACT pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young Australian Football players in the Hunter Region.

Members of the squad will be exposed to technical skill development, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements, as well as provide a talent identification platform for future talent programs.

Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the AFL program:

  • monthly training sessions to further develop skills;
  • education in topics such as: physiotherapy and strength & conditioning
  • live-in camp at Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation centre
  • Academy Games (inter regional academy competition) skills clinic weekend


To be eligible to apply for a position within the AFL program, athletes must be:

  • Males 9-12 years of age (i.e born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Reside within the Hunter Region;
  • Attend school within the Hunter Region;
  • Registered with a local AFL club/association


A program levy and uniform levy will be applicable to selected athletes (inc. GST)


This program is proudly supported by