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Clubs in a flap over NT Thunder go-go gadget

Football world taking notice of Adam Sambono, a raw talent on the rise

11:07pm  May 19, 2017

Chat recap: Your draft questions for Cal Twomey

Your questions on this season's draft crop

10:21pm  May 18, 2017

Age no barrier for Territory draft prospect

NT forward included in U18 squad despite turning 20 last month

4:00pm  May 15, 2017

When is the 2017 AFL Draft?

This year's NAB AFL Draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24

10:21am  May 11, 2017

Hawks primed to land multicultural forward

Exciting youngster headlines group of 11 Next Generation Academy stars

1:00pm  May 9, 2017

U18s: Ballenden stars but Giants claim the win

GWS cling on in Broadbeach as top prospect shines for Lions

8:06pm  May 6, 2017

U18s: Burke's bag gets Gold Coast home

Exiting forward kicks six to enhance his draft prospects

7:47pm  May 6, 2017

U18s: Sharpshooting Swan gets Academy home

Jack Hardman drags Sydney Academy over the line against Tasmania

3:34pm  May 6, 2017

US prospect Drew Martin shines at Combine

College basketballer's athleticism impresses scouts in LA

2:01pm  May 3, 2017

Big men put to the test at US draft combine

College athletes begin their journey to be the next Mason Cox

12:41pm  May 1, 2017

U18: Inside mid leads Giants to big win

Highly regarded midfielder steers GWS Academy against Northern Territory

1:07pm  Apr 30, 2017

U18: Small forward fuels Sydney Academy win

Three goals from Luke Skrivanic helps down Brisbane Lions Academy

9:52pm  Apr 29, 2017

U18: Classy mid gets Academy home over Tassie

Brodie Foster put his name in front of recruiters with top game for Gold Coast

8:13pm  Apr 29, 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