AFL Development (boys)

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The 2020 program is currently running. Nominations for the 2020-2021 program will open in August 2020.

Submit your expression of interest HERE



Program Coordinator: Craig Golledge


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, strength & conditioning, Sports Psychology & Nutrition
  • live-in camp 
  • Academy Games Participation (TBC)



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

  • Males 9-12 years of age in 2019 (i.e born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • 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.


2019/20 AFL Development Squad 

Cody Beavis
Boaz Bonar
Ashton Bond
Liam Bonham
Sam Boughton
Cooper Browne
Patrick Burgesd
Lincoln  Catchpole 
Blayne  Chandler
Billy  Ellis
Chase Firman
Samuel Gallagher
James Georgalis
Rhys  Hay
Brodi Kirby
Joshua Kellehear
Elliot Mole
Marshall Muirhead 
Nash Cameron
William Ross
Cooper Smith
Lochie Sunderland 
Xavier Stewart
Mason van Huisstede


AFL boys 2019