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Dons meet with McLachlan

Three senior Essendon players have met with the AFL chief executive

8:07pm  Mar 3, 2015

Freo veterans set to take on new-look Dees

UPDATE: Viney a late out as Dees field new faces against experienced Freo squad

7:19pm  Mar 3, 2015

No hiding, maybe texting

Dayne Beams looks ahead to his round one clash with the Pies

6:10pm  Mar 3, 2015

AIS-AFL Academy

The AIS-AFL Academy is a commitment made by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), through the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and by the AFL to enhance the sporting, the personal and the educational and vocational opportunities of our best young players.

Each year the AIS-AFL Academy offers thirty 12-month scholarships to young athletes who are entering the last year of their junior football development.

Scholarship holders remain in their home states but gather together for three National camps and other training programs at various times during the course of the year. Squad members are also be given the opportunity to represent Australia in an international tour.


Daniher's diary

Young star Joe Daniher takes us inside the AIS-AFL Academy team on its European tour

1:25pm Apr 9, 2012


McCartney appointed AIS-AFL coach

Jason McCartney will take over from Alan McConnell as AIS-AFL high performance coach

2:04pm Jun 4, 2009


Toy lands Mitchell Medal

Essendon fan Josh Toy joins a prestigious group as the AIS/AFL academy's Ben Mitchell Medallist

9:23pm May 10, 2009


Tour tribulations sure to strengthen

Challenges faced on its South African trip gave invaluable experience to the AIS/AFL Academy squad

12:03pm May 1, 2009


The next crop

AFL youth and high performance co-ordinator Jason McCartney looks at the Australian under-17s talent

11:51am May 1, 2009


Gold Coast taps tour in talent search

Guy McKenna and assistant coach Marcus Ashcroft interviewed potential recruits on the AIS/AFL Academy's tour of South Africa

11:45am May 1, 2009


Australian U17s defeat Peel Thunder

The Australian Under 17 team recorded a huge 52-point win over Peel Thunder on Anzac Day

3:37pm Apr 27, 2009


Aussie U17s crush South Africa

The Australian Under 17 team recorded a massive 132-point win over the South Africa Lions at Cape Town on Monday

6:19pm Apr 21, 2009


Young talent's time to learn: Bucks

AIS/AFL assistant coach Nathan Buckley says the South African tour squad will learn valuable life lessons

5:23pm Apr 7, 2009


Club lessons for Academy kids

AIS-AFL Academy coach Alan McConnell says this year's group has learned a great deal from their time with AFL clubs

2:35pm Jan 13, 2009


Diverse group good news for Academy

This year's intake of players to the AIS AFL Academy come from all parts of the country

1:50pm Dec 2, 2008


AIS-AFL Academy names new intake of 30

Thirty youngsters will take another step towards being drafted with their selection in the AIS-AFL Academy

2:22pm Aug 27, 2008


Academy squad's progress is 'outstanding'

There's plenty of positive feedback from clubs on the new crop of AFL stars

8:24am Jan 20, 2008


Unforgettable week for future stars

AIS/AFL Academy members find out first hand about the hard graft of being part of the AFL

3:00pm Jan 19, 2008


2007 Academy intake could be best ever

AIS/AFL Academy coach Alan McConnell says this year's group might be the program's best

12:28pm Dec 8, 2007


How to eat a bread roll

It's not just kicks, marks and handballs for the AIS/AFL Academy young guns

10:23am Dec 8, 2007

2006-07 AIS-AFL Academy squad announced

The AFL has nominated 30 of the nation’s elite young footballers to receive an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship and become a member of the tenth AIS-AF

12:00am Aug 16, 2006


Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 5 - Feb 2005

Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 5 - Feb 2005

12:00am Feb 1, 2005


Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 4 - Dec 2004

Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 4 - Dec 2004

12:00am Dec 20, 2004


Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 3 - Nov 2004

Newsletter Intake 8, Vol 3 - Nov 2004

12:00am Nov 17, 2004