Athlete Program

AFL Female Athlete Development Program


Program overview

The South East Sports Academy (SESA) AFL Female Athlete Development Program is offered in partnership with AFL NSW/ACT

The SESA AFL Female Athlete Development Program will provide coaching, training, competition and support services to improve athlete development.

Scholarship holders will be required to undergo an induction process, attend weekly training sessions and participate in academy activities.

Scholarship benefits

  • Access to first class training facilities 
  • Technique and skill development
  • Athlete education
  • Access to myAISbasecamp
  • Opportunities to represent SESA at various events events including the ClubsNSW Academy Games.

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a SESA AFL Female Athlete Development Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

1.      Reside within the  South East Region of NSW or the ACT

3.      Female athletes turning  14, 15, 16  years of age in 2018 (athletes born in 2002, 2003, 2004). 

Selection criteria

To gain selection into the SESA AFL Female Athlete Development Program athletes must satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:

  • Be athletic and show potential in improving skills and ability

  • Be enthusiastic, motivated,  and committed 

  • Willingness to learn and apply coaching ideas.

Conditions of scholarship

SESA AFL Female Athlete Development Program Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Attend all program activities
  • Be committed and prepared to work toward improving performance
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development and willing to participate in "myAISbasecamp"
  • Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct
  • Adhere to SESA policies and relevant AFL NSW/ACT policies and by-laws

  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing  SESA
  • An athlete levy of $250 will apply which covers the cost of program activities (there will be an additional levy to attend ClubsNSW Academy Games).

    Application process

    Complete an online nomination form by 5pm on Sunday 11 February 2018. Attend selections trials. Applications may be discussed with:

    • Parents/ Guardians
    • Nominated referee, coach and school
    • AFL NSW/ACT.

    Trial details

    DATE:  Wednesday 14 February, 2018

    Time: 5.30PM -7PM (Please arrive by 5.00PM)

    Venue: Allinsure Park
                     11 Queenbar Road
                     Karabar, NSW

    2018 Squad

    The following players have been selected for the 2018 AFL squad:

    Adol Abuoi
    Mackenzie Bale
    Madeline Bugg
    Lily Butler-Woollard
    Kacie Edgman
    Tarni Evans
    Grace Gowing
    Cynthia Hamilton
    Jayde Hamilton
    Montana Harrington
    Brooke Jennings
    Isabel Kennedy
    Hayley Macdonald
    Cecilia Maher
    Anita manning
    Maddison Mertz
    Jorja Moore
    Tiahna Northey
    Emily Pease
    Casey Plater
    Julia Sproule
    India Street
    Tahlia Taylor
    Sophie Trewartha
    Bronte Woodward

    2018 Program

    Athletes selected into the program will participate in:

    ·         Academy Camp in Jindabyne

    ·         Weekly training sessions (commencing Wednesday 21 Feb – August) – approx. 20sessions

    ·         Fitness testing and off-field education sessions

    ·         Inter-academy competitions (ClubsNSW Academy Games)


    Weekly training sessions will mainly be held in Queanbeyan.


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