AFL Female Talent Program

NSW/ACT Female Talent Pathway

NSW/ACT is committed to the ongoing growth and development of our talent female footballers. In 2016 the NSW/ACT Academy structure was launched providing players with a regular elite football training opportunity and streamlining our talent pathway. NSW/ACT will continue to compete in the U18 Youth Girls National Championships and Open Women’s State Games series.

NSW/ACT Representative Teams:

U18 Youth Girls

This team will complete across Australia in the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s U18 Championships and will be selected through the NSW/ACT Female Academy Games series. This process will provide girls with increased training opportunities. All interested players should aim to be a part of their nearest academy.

Open Women

The Open Women’s category currently compete within the Sydney Swans and GWS GIANTS Academies across New South Wales and the ACT.

 

NSW/ACT Female Academies

The NSW/ACT Female Academies are designed to maximise the development of our players. The five academies, based across four key regions, will allow our talent and promising players the opportunity to train in elite environments with excellent coaches in order to ensure our players are given the best opportunity to excel.

Each centre will facilitate an Under 18 and Open Women’s group, where they will focus in increasing and mastering the skills of the game, building greater games sense, fitness and leadership. To be eligible to participate girls must be older than 14 as at the 1st January 2017. For information on your nearest academy please scroll down.

 

North Female Academy “Trial Program” commenced Monday 8th May.

The remaining dates are as follows:

Monday 22nd May

Monday 5th June

Monday 19th June

 

Details for North Academy Training

Venue: Melwood Oval, Frenchs Forest

Dates: May 8th & 22nd, June 5th & 19th

Time: 6.30-8pm

Coaches: Tim Schmidt & Chris Goodrope

 

Western Sydney

Training Base: Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill

February Training Details

  • Every Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Additional sessions Thursday 11th and 25th

Regular Training Times:

6.30pm – 8.00pm every Tuesday from 1st March

Eastern Sydney

Training Base: Matraville Sports High School

February Training Details:

  • Every Monday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 11th February @ Matraville Sports High
  • Thursday 25th February @ Blacktown International Sports Park

Regular training times:

6.30pm – 8.00pm every Monday from 7th March

Hunter and Central Coast

Training Base: Tulkaba Oval, Teralba

February/March Training Details

  • Every Monday 6.30pm – 8.00pm @ Tulkaba Oval, Teralba
  • Thursday 10th & 24th March 6.30pm – 8.00pm @ Tulkaba Oval, Teralba

Regular training times:

6.30 – 8.00pm Monday nights from Monday 7th March

Southern NSW

Training Base: Bolton Park, Wagga Wagga

February Training Details

  • Every Tuesday 6.30pm- 8.00pm @ Bolton Park
  • Thursday 11th 6.30pm – 8.00pm @ Bolton Park

March training times:

6.30pm – 8.00pm every second Monday (TBC)

6.30pm – 8.00pm every Wednesday from 2nd March

 

Canberra / South Coast

Training Base: Australian Institute of Sport, Masterman St, Bruce, ACT

February Training Details

  • Every Tuesday from 6.30pm – 8.00pm @ Football Park, Launceston St, Phillip
  • Thursday 11th February @ Harrisons Gym

Regular training times:

6.30pm – 8.00pm every second Monday

6.30pm – 8.00pm Wednesday

 

Female Talent Calendar Key Dates

April 8 Female Academy Series Youth Girls Blacktown
April 8 Female Academy Series 18+ Blacktown
April 21 – 23 Youth Girls Northern Academy Series Coffs Harbour
April 30 Female Academy Series Youth Girls Blacktown
May 19 – 21 U18 Youth Girls Nationals Round 1 Blacktown
July 10 – 11 U18 Youth Girls Nationals Round 2 Gold Coast
July 12 U18 Youth Girls Nationals Round 3 Gold Coast
July 14 U18 Youth Girls Nationals Round 4 Gold Coast
September All Nationals National Championships
September Kickstart National Championships

 

For more information on the Academies please contact:

Tim Schmidt

Female Football High Performance Coach

E: Tim.Schmidt@afl.com.au

E: femaleacademynsw@gmail.com

 

For general information on female football programs and all other enquiries please contact:

Hannah Davis

Female Football Manager – NSW/ACT

P: (02) 8333 8018

M: 0412 126 726

E: Hannah.Davis@afl.com.au