The NAB AFL Academy has recently undergone a series of changes that will ensure it continues to best prepare the country's elite young players for senior AFL football.
The NAB AFL Academy program aims to better prepare the most talented under-age players from across the country for an AFL career. The program focuses on both football and personal development, whilst providing players with exposure to elite level football and a range of cultural awareness activities.
The expanded program will see high performance camps run across five talent regions; Vic Metro, Vic Country, South Australia, Western Australia and the Allies (Queensland, NSW/ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory). In total the new model will see 150 players per year have access to the program, consisting of 30 players from each region (10 bottom-age and 20 top-age players).
150 players involved nationally
30 players from each talent region, including a mix of bottom-age and top-age players
3 high performance camps, including one cultural experience (e.g. Tiwi Islands)
An 'All Australian' camp and match for the best 25 players in each age group