AFL Talent Development Program

The South West Sydney Academy of Sport will be conducting an AFL Talent Development Program in 2021 for:

Boys - 11 & 12 yrs

Girls - 11, 12 & 13 Yrs

Further details on the 2021 AFL Development Program will be available towards late 2020, however a ten (10) week Talent Development program is proposed to take place from late February 2021.

Female athletes aged 14 - 18 should view the AFL Female Talent Pathway program page for further information on that program.



ELIGIBILITY - AFL Talent Development Program

  • Nominating players, must be born in 2009 or 2010 (Boys) or 2008, 2009 or 2010 for Girls.
  • Athletes must reside, attend school or compete for an affiliated club within the defined local government areas of the Regional Academy zones serviced by SWSAS. Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Wollondilly.
  • Athletes must be a member of an AFL NSW/ACT registered AFL club (or agree to join)
  • Athletes must be committed to attending all coaching/training sessions, match-play and civic reception events. We understand that from time to time, players may be unable to attend sessions due to illness, holiday commitments or competing at a higher level within school sport etc. Prior arrangement must be sort and approved from SWSAS to be absent from any session


  • A Trial will be held TBC in December 2020.
  • All trialling players will be advised of their trial outcome via email with selected players to be announced on the SWSAS website shortly afterwards.
  • Successful players (parents/guardians) will be provided with scholarship agreement documents and will be required to complete these prior to commencement of the program
  • Selection will be confirmed upon acceptance of the scholarship agreement document and levy.


  •   A levy of $150.00 (GST inclusive) will be payable.
  •   All players will receive a training uniform as part of the program.



PO Box 307 Macarthur
Square NSW 2560