AFL Development (girls)

This program is proudly supported by



Nominations for the 2019/20 Program are now OPEN! Click HERE to nominate.


Trial Information: Sunday 29th September at Dick Burwell Oval, 20 Aquatic Close, Nelson Bay: 11am - 12.30pm


First Session: Saturday 26th October (approx. 8.30am - 1.30pm) Venue: Hunter Sports High

See draft calendar for the AFL Development Program 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.

AFL girls 2019