AFL Female Talent Program

AFL NSW/ACT Female Talent Pathway

AFL NSW/ACT is committed to the ongoing growth and development of our talent female footballers.

In 2016 the AFL NSW/ACT Academy structure was launched providing players with a regular elite football training opportunity and streamlining our talent pathway.

AFL NSW/ACT will compete again in the NAB AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships next year.

AFL NSW/ACT Representative Teams

Under 18 Youth Girls

This team will complete across Australia in the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships and will be selected through the AFL NSW/ACT Female Academies. This process will provide girls with increased training opportunities. All interested players should aim to be a part of their nearest Academy

AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart and All Nations teams

AFL NSW/ACT also have state Kickstart (Indigenous) and All Nations (Multicultural) representative teams who take part in the annual National Female Diversity Championships. Players in these teams are Under 15-year-olds who were either born overseas or who have parents born overseas. Players from these squads also have the opportunity to progress through to the AFL NSW/ACT Under 18 Youth Girls squad if selected.

AFL NSW/ACT Female Academies

12 TO 13 YEARS AGE GROUP

  • Introductory program
  • Run by AFL club Academy (Sydney Swans)
  • 6-12 week programs
  • Primarily Sydney based

14 TO 16 YEARS AGE GROUP

  • Run in partnership with Regional Academy of Sport in local area (see below links)
  • February – August 2018
  • 20-week programs (one night per week)

17 TO 18 YEARS AGE GROUP

  • State Academy program
  • 60 nominated/identified players
  • Opportunity for additional players to trial late Summer/early Autumn 2018 (dates TBC)

REGIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORT CONTACTS

Northern Inland – www.nias.org.au

South East – www.sesa.net.au

Southern – www.ssa-nsw.org.au

South West Sydney – www.swsas.org.au

Western Region – www.wras.org.au

Western Sydney – www.wsas.com.au

AFL NSW/ACT FEMALE FOOTBALL CONTACTS

Ash Moeller

Female Talent Manager – NSW/ACT

Email – Ash.Moeller@afl.com.au

Phone – (02) 8867 7412

Hannah Davis

Female Football Manager – NSW/ACT

Email –  Hannah.Davis@afl.com.au

Phone – (02) 8333 8018