The Next Generation Academies (NGA’s) are a joint initiative between the AFL and AFL Clubs aimed at the attraction, retention and development of all talented players (both male and female), whilst growing participation in the under-represented segments of our community.
A key objective of the NGA’s is to increase the talent pool of Indigenous and Multicultural players. These groups are significantly under-represented in the AFL comparative to the population, and therefore AFL Clubs are incentivised through draft concessions for their role in growing this talent pool. However, the primary function of the NGA’s is to provide a Club based talent program to all kids, using the AFL Clubs’ profile and expertise to raise awareness and interest in the programs.
Each club has a designated region to conduct their Next Generation and/or Club Academy programs. Participants will be exposed to an elite football environment through top-level coaching, first-class facilities and expertise across health, fitness and personal development. Each Clubs program may differ slightly, but will involve multiple sessions across each of these key areas and will be conducted through school holidays and/or out of hour’s programs.
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