The Western Sydney Academy of Sport’s AFL Program provides development opportunities for talented young AFL players in the western Sydney region. In partnership with the AFL (NSW/ACT) and the GWS Giants, the Academy’s AFL Centre of Excellence Program provides opportunities for local junior players in the areas of technical skill, education and personal development.

The Program will comprise of technical, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements for Academy scholarship holders, and provides a talent identification platform for the GWS Giants Academy. Players aged 15 will be selected to participate in the development Program, with the ultimate goal being selection into the Giants 16s Academy. The next Program will commence in October 2017 and conclude in April 2018.