AFL Development (girls)

This program is proudly supported by


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 girls 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 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;
  • athlete education in areas such as nutrition, Sports Psychology, Strenght & Conditioning & physiotherapy
  • live-in camp 



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

  • Female 10-13 years of age in 2019 (i.e born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) 
  • Reside within the Hunter Region;
  • Attend school within the Hunter Region;
  • Please note, girls selected into the Swans Academy are still elligible for the Hunter Academy Program


No AFL club experience necessary. This program is open to all girls who play for a local AFL club, their school or have a sporting background with an interest in AFL.

* If you reside outside of the Hunter Region and your regional academy does not offer a girls AFL program, you are eligible to apply for the HAS program.



A program levy and uniform levy will be applicable to selected athletes.


2019/20 AFL Development Squad

Jessica Borg
Eliza Callinan
Chelsey Chesworth
Asha Davies
Billie  Davies 
Charlotte  Day
Ayla Flynn
Arina Gembik
Gigi Hubber
Chloe Jones
Emmy Latter
Lily Martini
Piper McGrorey
Elizabeth Montgomery
Matisse Murray
Savannah Newton
Alex Neyland
Clarissa Paine
Hunter Rowntree
Aurelia Russell
Charlize  Slade
Sunday Smith
Genevieve Smith
Lilly-Jane  Williams

AFL girls 2019