AFL PROGRAM

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

The Program will comprise of technical, athlete education and fitness elements for Academy scholarship holders, and provides a talent identification platform.

AFL BOYS

The AFL Boys program will run for a 10 week period, commencing on 19 February 2018 and conclude on 21 May 2018. Weekly training sessions will be held at 138 Gipps Road Smithfield on Monday evenings 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

To be eligible for the Academy AFL Boys Program, athletes must be:

  • Aged 11-12 for the majority of the Program;
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of AFL;
  • A current financial member of an AFL Club or Association within the western Sydney region;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, City of Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.

 

An athlete levy of $150 is applicable to selected athletes, which assists in meeting the costs of the Program. This will be advised at the time of trials.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS 2018 Academy AFL Boys Program:

  • Access to first class training facilities;
  • Individual, as well as squad coaching;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Opportunities to represent WSAS at various events;
  • Access to the WSAS Team App communication system;
  • Privileged pricing on 2XU compression clothing purchases;
  • A 20% discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine;
  • Free gym membership at Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith;
  • Valuable education sessions in areas such as nutrition, social media, drugs in sport, sport psychology, etc.
  • Access to online portals for ASADA and My AIS Basecamp;
  • Academy athlete clothing;
  • Opportunity to apply for Woolworths Scholarship;
  • Functional movement screening.

Nominations for this program have now closed.

 

AFL NSW/ACT FEMALE TALENT PROGRAM

The AFL NSW/ACT Female Talent Program will commence on 5 March 2018 and conclude on 3 September 2018. Weekly training sessions will be held at 138 Gipps Road Smithfield until 2 April 2018, any sessions thereafter will be held at Blacktown International Sportspark. Training sessions will be held on Monday evenings 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

To be eligible for the Academy AFL NSW/ACT Female Talent Program, athletes must be:

  • Aged 14-16 for the majority of the Program;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, City of Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.

 

An athlete levy of $250 is applicable to the athletes selected into the program, which assists in meeting the costs of the Program. This will be advised at trials.

In addition to regular scheduled training sessions, the following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS 2018 Academy AFL NSW/ACT Female Talent Program:

  • Access to first class training facilities;
  • Individual, as well as squad coaching;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Opportunities to represent WSAS at various events;
  • Access to the WSAS Team App communication system;
  • Privileged pricing on 2XU compression clothing purchases;
  • A 20% discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine;
  • Free gym membership at Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith;
  • Valuable education sessions in areas such as nutrition, social media, drugs in sport, sport psychology, etc.
  • Access to online portals for ASADA and My AIS Basecamp;
  • Academy athlete clothing;
  • Opportunity to apply for Woolworths Scholarship;
  • Functional movement screening.

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