AFL

Inverell RSM afl Program

2017  AFL Squad

Samuel Arnadale-Bioletti - Uralla

Daniel Brown - Moree

Brayden Bloomfield - Walcha

Nicholas Buckland - Walcha

Ethan Connors - Tingha

Joshua Desborough - Inverell

Morgan Dunn - Walcha

Edward George - Tamworth

Tyson Green - Moree

Lachie Martin - Inverell

Cody McGillivray - Inverell

Joshua Miron - Armidale

Dylan Moore - Armidale

Jonathan Roberts - Tingha

Scott Thomas - Inverell

Ryan Thompson - Tamworth

Blake Wall - Inverell

Brayden Macey - Moree

 

Application Details

Who is Eligible

Male athletes should be aged between 13 and 17 in 2017 (born 2000 to 2004 ), reside in Northern Inland region and be a member of an affiliated club or association or be prepared to join.

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

Selection Process

Up to 25 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,  December 2016 to September 2017.

 

2016

Sunday 30th October

Inverell Sporting Complex -Eucalypt Drive

Trials and Selection

 

Sunday 13th November

Tamworth, Number 1 Oval

Regional Training followed by a Gym Session 

2017

Saturday 4th February

NIAS Induction/GROWTH Day - Armidale

 

February 

Coffs Harbour Camp - Games, Swan Academy training (TBC),

 

March

Inverell, Varely Oval - Training and Game (vs Goodiwindi -TBC)

March

Training in Moree followed by Pool Session with Maryanne (TBC)

 

March

Armidale - TBC

April

Newcastle Camp - Training with Swans Academy (TBC) and games with Tim Cotter, Brett Swettenham and Newcastle City Football Club.

 

April

TAFL Season Starts (TBC) 

May 

Sydney Trip (TBC)

 

Program Outcomes

The program will offer each athlete the opportunity to further develop and improve skills. It is supported by the TAFL 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.

In February athletes will attend the NIAS GROWTH 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..

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:  $165 GST inclusive.  This levy covers training camps, coaching support, GROWTH day, fitness testing, Awards Night ticket)
Sports Trip:  $165 GST inclusive

AFL Clothing Pack:  $225 GST inclusive (ordered from and paid to SportsPower Armidale, includes NIAS polo shirt, cap, training shirt, training shorts, tracksuit pants, hoodie and ankle socks).  Additional NIAS merchandise can be purchased from SportsPower Armidale.

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

Applications

Open Date: 1 September 2016
Close Date: 25 November 2016

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

Applications currently closed