AFL was introduced into the Gold Coast Academy of Sport program in 2017 as part of a development Player Program to provide additional skill development opportunities for aspiring young AFL players of the Gold Coast region. The immediate goal is to up-skill young players so they are in a better position to achieve higher-level representation and progression in the sport. Currently we are partnered with one of the leading Australian Rules clubs on the coast, the Southport Sharks.
The Academy is currently in conversation with AFL Queensland to further develop a promising program linked with current programs being conducted by Gold Coast Suns. This junior development program would offer off field components including elements that value add the skills of preparing for growth and development. Topics such as Nutrition, Body Maintenance and Rehabilitation and Sports Psychology would be covered to improve the overall health and well-being of young developing athletes.
Should you be interested, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy.