AFL

Online Applications

Applications for the 2020 program open on Tuesday the 27th August 2019 and close on Friday 19th October 2019. Athletes must reside in Northern Inland region and be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.

Athletes will be separated into three squads:

U10-U13 (Boys & Girls born 2007-2009)

U14-U15 (Boys born 2006 - 2005). Please note U14 year old girls (born 2006) are able to join boys. 

U17-U18 (Boys born 2002-2003) 

Female athletes will be separated into two squads

U15-U16  (born 2004 - 2005) 

U17-U18 (born 2003 - 2002) 

Click on the Apply button for more information and to submit your application. ----------->

 

Coach Nomination applications are open until Friday 25th October, Download form here or at our website.   

2019 "Inverell RSM" afl Program

2019 BOYS:

Elite                  

Lachie Martin                         Inverell

Morgan Dunn                         Walcha

U18s               

William Mozzell                      Inverell

James Vallender                    Tamworth

Tom Maher                             Gunnedah

Jordan Sue-Fong                    Inverell

Jasper Thomas                       Gunnedah

Nicholas Buckland                  Walcha

Hayden Baker                        Gunnedah

Cameron Holton                     Gunnedah

Will McLachlan                       Inverell

Timothy Beattie                      Inverell

Liam Beattie                          Inverell

Riley Sandral                         Inverell

U16s               

Sebastian Blair                      Inverell

Dylan Moore                          Armidale

Ryan Newton                         Inverell

Rhyley Thom                         Inverell

Camden Sparke-Gaukroger  Inverell

Benjamin Cox                        Inverell

William Tydd                          Tamworth

Jack Dadd                             Tamworth

Joshua Miron                         Armidale

Jared Martin                          Inverell

Will George                          Tamworth

U14s               

Alex Woods                          Glen Innes

Benjamin Hope                    Inverell

Lachlan Newton                   Inverell

George Wood                       Inverell

Munroe Wood                      Inverell

Diesel  Harvey                     Glen Innes

Joshua Vallender                 Tamworth          

Jacob Thorsen                     Armidale

Cooper Taveira                    Inverell

Mallee Martin                       Inverell

Ryan Knee                           Tamworth

U12s               

Jayden Budda-Deen            Inverell

Dalton Richards                   Inverell

Flynn   Brymer                     Inverell

Charlie Hope                        Inverell

Rory Cuddihy                       Tamworth

Ewan Wood                          Inverell

Damon Martin                       Inverell

 

2019 GIRLS:

Ashleigh Cox               Inverell

Kyla Hamilton              Inverell

Bryttany Frost             Tamworth

Kayla Sims                  Inverell

Daisy George              Tamworth

Koralea Frost              Tamworth

Sophie Kastelein        Inverell

Tyla Mair                    Inverell

Montana Harvey        Glen Innes

Chloe Newman          Inverell

PROGRAM STAFF
Program Head coach Alan Martin
Program Manager -  TBC

NIAS Top end, Sydney Swans Academy and AFLW NSW U/18 NIAS Development
Coach - Alan Martin
Assistant Coach - Matt Pine

Strength/ Conditioning Coach - Matt Pine

U/18 Boys
Coach - Hayden Chapel
Assistant Coach – Bailey Gardner
Manager TBC

U/16 Boys
Coach – Matt Harrison
Manager TBC

U/14 Boys
Coach - Gerard Taveira
Manager – Meg Wood

U/12 Boys
Coach - Ben Ellis
Manager – Meg Wood

 Youth Girls U/17
Coach- Georgia Strang
Assistant Coach - Maddie Dadd
Manager – Stacy Hamilton

 

 

 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Athletes will be separated into three squads:

U10-U13 (Boys & Girls born 2007-2009)

U14-U15 (Boys born 2006 - 2005). Please note U14 year old girls (born 2006) are able to join boys. 

U17-U18 (Boys born 2002-2003) 

Female athletes will be separated into two squads

U15-U16  (born 2004 - 2005) 

U17-U18 (born 2003 - 2002) 

 

Athlete will also be required to be part of junior teams in the TAFL or be prepared to join.

Athletes applying for the NIAS AFL Squad are encouraged to join their local team in the TAFL U15 Junior Competition.

 

 

 

 

Selection Process

Up to 22 athletes per squad of both female and male athletes, across four different squads (total 88 athletes), may be offered a place in the AFL Program based on performances selection trials. A selection panel will assess each application based on performances and attitude and commitment to AFL.

Program year

Scholarship offered is for the period,  November 2019 to April 2020.

Dates:

November 2019 – Selection trials – at Armidale Sport UNE. Date TBC

TBC – Regional Training – All Squads 

TBC – Regional Training – All Squads

TBC – Regional Training – All Squads

NIAS Life Skills Education Day - Armidale, Date TBC

TBC –  Regional Training 

TBC – Regional Training – All Squads

TBC - NIAS Awards Night in Tamworth 

 

 

#Satellite Training is 2 to 3 nights per week in your local area.  It is based on the Strength & Conditioning program provided by the Sydney Swans Academy.

 

Program Outcomes

The program will offer each athlete the opportunity to further develop and improve skills. It is supported by the North West AFL Junior Competition who will feed players into the NIAS AFL Squad.

Selection Criteria

Athletes will be assessed on the following criteria at selections trials or via Talent Identification processes.

  1. T- Technique
  2. I- Intelligence
  3. P- Physical Attributes
  4. S- Skill
  5. Endurance- fitness / athletic ability

Appeals

Subjectivity is an unavoidable element in all selections. Athletes who feel the selection criteria has not been adhered to should be aware that NIAS has a formal 'Appeals' process available.

Program content

Training camps will be held on Saturday or Sunday Mornings throughout the region. The skills program follows a structured approach concentrating on a range of individual skills and development. Fitness and skill sessions  will be the major focus as they look to develop the athletes in the game of AFL.  Athletes will have the opportunity to attend a Sydney Swans training, SCG training session and AFL Premiership match.

Athletes will attend the NIAS Life Skills Education Day. This program covers education sessions on Goal Setting, Resilience, Opportunities beyond sport, Wealth management, Testing and fitness, radio and print media and Healthy mind healthy body..

Satellite Training is 2 nights per week in your local area. It is based on the Strength & Conditioning program providing by the Sydney Swans Academy

Athlete Benefits

Intensive training support by quality regional, guest and state level coaches.

  • Individual home training program and structured satellite training sessions where applicable.
  • Sport Science fitness testing and support.
  • 1 Ticket to the Annual Academy Awards
  • Travel Assistance to attend NIAS regional training sessions and camps.
  • Financial assistance if selected into state team.
  • Fully Paid Athlete Levy scholarships due to financial hardship available.

Athlete Commitments

  • Attend all program activities.
  • AFL is no 1 priority sport while on scholarship.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any suggestion or criticism.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive a scholarship.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing the NIAS and its sponsors.
  • Wear Academy apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Make yourself available (within reason) to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS anti-Doping policy.
  • Maintain communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

Cost

Athlete levy:  $190 GST inclusive.  This levy covers training camps, coaching support, Life Skills Education Day, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $190 GST inclusive. This is an approximate number, can change depending on tour activities.

AFL Clothing Pack:  $TBC (Includes NIAS polo shirt, cap, training shirt, training shorts, tracksuit pants, hoodie and ankle socks).  Additional NIAS merchandise can be purchased.

Athlete levy support programs are available for those experiencing financial difficulty.

Applications

Open Date: 26 August 2019
Close Date: 25 November 2019

For further information please contact the NIAS office on 67 662526 or email nias@nias.org.au

Athlete Information

 
Sport*
Birthdate*
Gender*
ATSI
NESB
Height (cm)*
Weight (kg)*
City*
State*
Postcode*
School*
   

Parent/Guardian Contact Details

 
Fathers Name*
Fathers Phone Number*
Mothers Name*
Mothers Phone Number*
Parent Email*
Council LGA*
   

Medical Details

 
Medicare No*
Family Doctor
Family Doctor Ph Number
Do you have any injuries*
Permission to Call Ambulance*
Emergency Contact*
Emergency Mobile No*
Do you suffer from any known allergies?*
Member of Private health Fund
Fund Name
Fund Member Number
Medications*
Medical Operations/Conditions*
Ambulance Cover with Private Health
   

Sport Information

 
Lonestar Sport (if applicable)
Golf H'cap (if applicable)
Current Club/Association*
Coach Name
Coach Mobile
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Level of Competition/Representation
Result
Additional Information
How long have you played/competed*
Preferred Position*
What are your goals with your sport*
Who is your favourite Athlete?*
Greatest Influence on your Sports career*
   

Declaration

 
Athlete declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.
Parent Declaration*
I have read the NIAS Terms and Conditions, NIAS Drug Policy and the NIAS Athlete Code of Ethics documents and if selected, I agree to fulfil all obligations to the Academy outlined in these documents.
 

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