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Watch it LIVE: Metro v Country from 11.55am AEST

U18 powerhouses set to go head-to-head at Punt Road Oval on Saturday

8:25am  Jun 24, 2017

Stars on show in Metro v Country clash

U18 powerhouses set to go head-to-head at Punt Road Oval on Saturday

2:43pm  Jun 23, 2017

Clock ticking for gun teen Sutherland

Son of cricket boss facing big decision as U18 champs loom

5:24pm  Jun 21, 2017

Road to the Draft: What will Will Sutherland do?

PODCAST: Recruiters give their take on the talented teenage prospect

4:17pm  Jun 21, 2017

Serious injuries sideline Top End draft prospects

Duo face nervous wait to see impact on their draft stock

7:00am  Jun 20, 2017

U18: Top-10 prospect stars in Vic Metro win

Small onballer dominates as Vic Metro thumps WA at U18 titles

3:49pm  Jun 18, 2017

U18: Bottom-ager Lukosius stars in SA's big win

Jack Lukosius impresses as SA cruises to big win over Allies

1:17pm  Jun 17, 2017

Live draft pick trading on AFL agenda

Mooted 2018 change could see selections dealt on draft night

10:32am  Jun 16, 2017

NAB AFL U16 Championships Division Two results

Queensland and Tasmania come out on top in first matches

3:02pm  Jun 15, 2017

U18: No.1 pick fancy guides Vic Country home

Potential top draft pick stars in win over Allies

6:42pm  Jun 11, 2017

U18: Young wins it for WA with a golden point

WA opens U18 carnival with a thrilling one-point win over SA

5:31pm  Jun 10, 2017

Two-metre draft prospect out to impress for SA

At 201cm and 98kg, Callum Coleman-Jones is an intriguing prospect

4:45pm  Jun 9, 2017

Twomey's 25 to watch in the U18 Champs

As this year's carnival kicks off, our draft guru names the best prospects

6:59am  Jun 9, 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