What is the Adelaide Football Club Next Generation Academy (NGA)?
The Adelaide Football Club Next Generation Academy (NGA) is a joint initiative between the AFL and the club aimed at increasing the opportunities for young people to learn about and play the game of Australian Rules football. Australian football is becoming the sport of choice for diverse communities. Up to 25% of current AFL lists are from diverse backgrounds (14% Multicultural and 11% Indigenous).
Our Academy model is targeted at Multicultural and Indigenous communities who may not have as much opportunity to be involved in football programs. In addition, we aim to value-add and see our Next Generation Academy as a way of assisting to increase the talent pool of young aspiring athletes who want to play our great game, and who may participate in the State and National Pathway programs along the way.
Our model has been established for talented and aspiring males and females between the ages of 11 to 18, who are willing to be supported by the Adelaide Football Club along their football development journey. There is a particular focus on multicultural, indigenous and under-represented talent in the current game. The Adelaide Football Club Next Generation Academy will operate in collaboration with and out of the following aligned SANFL hubs and as directed by the AFL: Central District Football Club, Glenelg Football Club, North Adelaide Football Club, Sturt Football Club and the Eastern side of the APY Lands.
Click here to see a map of Adelaide's Next Generation Academy SANFL recruiting zones
What are our Next Generation Academy (NGA) Programs / Initiatives ?
- NGA Multicultural Talent Squad
- NGA Multicultural Carnivals
- NGA Multicultural Schools Pilot Program
- NGA Diversity Support to SANFL Programs
- NGA Diversity Support to our SANFL Hubs
More initiatives will be rolled out in 2017.
How do I become a part of the Talent Squad Program?
Click on the NGA logo below to register your details for our Academy.
Note to be a part of our NGA Talent Squad you need to reside in the NGA zones of Central District, Glenelg, North Adelaide or Sturt.
For further information contact the Adelaide Football Club Next Generation Academy Coordinator Jarrod Meers at email@example.com or phone 84404066.