AFL Development (boys)

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The 2018/19 Program has finished. Please keep an this page for any updates on the 2019/20 Program. 


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 at Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation centre
  • Academy Games Participation (Details TBC)



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

  • Males 9-12 years of age in 2018 (i.e born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • 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.


2018/19 AFL Development Squad 

Henry Barnett
Cody Beavis
Ashton Bond
Charles Boswell
Cooper Browne
Patrick Burgess
Lincoln  Catchpole 
Kai  D’Arcy 
Lucas Doherty
Blake Dunn
Owen Edgar
Chase Firman
Alexander Gallagher
James Georgalis
Tom Hammond 
Adam Handley
Rhys  Hay
Marshall Muirhead
Yarramundi Pappin
William Ross
Cooper Smith
Xavier  Stewart
Lochie  Sunderland
Xavier Thomas