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U18s: 'Unique talent' lifts Tassie to solid win

Zac Buechner bags four goals in match rescheduled due to Cyclone Debbie

3:42pm  Apr 22, 2017

Academy gun Walsh ready to take on his idol

Sam Walsh will face idol Simon Black in Monday's Academy clash

7:09am  Apr 21, 2017

Country star emerges as top-five prospect

Versatile tall starting to shine after growing up in town of just 400 people

7:00am  Apr 19, 2017

AFL Academy's Davies-Uniacke makes his mark

Midfielder stamps himself as one of this year's best ball-winning prospects

7:19pm  Apr 15, 2017

Clubs lining up after Giants lose academy star

Top prospect 'could end up anywhere' after GWS stripped of access

7:00am  Apr 13, 2017

Saints' draft punt pays off after Hawks' slide

The Saints hold 2017's No.1 pick after three games. Could they keep it?

8:45pm  Apr 11, 2017

This year's NAB AFL Draft gets a date

NAB AFL Draft to be held in Sydney in late November

9:14am  Apr 11, 2017

MCG curtain-raiser a glimpse of the future

Academy match highlights next two years of top draft prospects

3:00pm  Apr 9, 2017

U18s: Forward fires as Lions Academy downs NT

Top-end talent on display as the best northern kids strut their stuff

9:37pm  Apr 8, 2017

U18s: Father-son prospects stand out

Multiple draft options exist for best in Sydney and Gold Coast Academy game

8:23pm  Apr 8, 2017

U18: Giants duo lead Academy to narrow win

Late goal from Laine Fitzgerald helps Giants Academy down Tasmania

5:30pm  Apr 8, 2017

ANALYSIS: Senior coaches' say in draft decisions

Is Ross the only one without input? Cal Twomey looks across the clubs

7:00am  Apr 6, 2017

Two years of talent on show at the MCG

Top prospects for 2017-18 drafts to play before Blues-Dons

7:00am  Apr 5, 2017

The NAB AFL Academy aims to prepare the country's best young players for the step up into senior AFL football.

Launched in 1997, the Academy provides elite young players with a NAB AFL Academy scholarship, as an opportunity to develop their football and personal skills in an accelerated AFL program over 12 months.

The level one squad of 25 players is selected following the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships, and the level two squad includes the best 35 under-18 players in the country. These players are eligible for the upcoming NAB AFL Draft.

In 2015 there were 203 graduates of the NAB AFL Academy on AFL lists, including nine of the then-captains.


Tall prospects head latest Academy additions

Key position prospects headline the latest inclusions in the AFL Academy

9:50am Nov 5, 2016


Luke Power named new AFL Academy coach

Former Lion, Giant takes over top talent job from Brenton Sanderson

1:00pm Oct 27, 2016


Gun multicultural prospects join Academy

Four spots open up as search for diverse talent continues

11:00am Sep 11, 2016


Kiwi kids' bid to impress club scouts

Combine gives New Zealand's under-age players a chance to impress

3:13pm Apr 20, 2016


Kids strut their stuff against Cats' VFL side

Academy's finest show plenty in loss to Geelong's VFL team

5:37pm Apr 9, 2016


Will Brodie stars as Academy kids show plenty

AFL Academy's best players make a statement on their draft claims

7:32pm Apr 1, 2016


Draft stars on show

Watch the AFL Academy face Werribee live from the MCG

2:02pm Apr 1, 2016


Academy US tour wrap

Draft hopefuls from all corners come together in the land of the free

12:00pm Jan 28, 2016

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Jy's US diary: part three

The Academy players hit the track, and then hit Disneyland

8:06pm Jan 26, 2016


Irish trio impressing AFL club recruiters

Irish draft hopefuls aim to catch eye of AFL clubs on Academy's US tour

8:28pm Jan 25, 2016