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Match Preview: Round 18

The Sydney Swans travel to the MCG to face the reigning premier Hawthorn in a crucial Saturday night clash

10:07am  Jul 23, 2014

Derickx out for 2-3 weeks

Ruckman Tom Derickx will miss two-to-three weeks with a hamstring injury, while others push for returns

5:00pm  Jul 22, 2014

Team focus solely on Hawks

Kieren Jack says the Swans sole focus this week is securing a win over third-placed Hawthorn at the MCG

3:24pm  Jul 22, 2014

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The QBE Sydney Swans Academy is a ground-breaking coaching and training program which recruits and develops the best young athletes in New South Wales, shaping them into potential AFL players.

The Academy was established in 2010 as part of a plan by the Sydney Swans to develop and draft home-grown talent into their playing ranks.

The Academy is also successfully growing the national talent pool for the AFL, and all clubs in the AFL competition have the opportunity to recruit graduates of the program.

The Academy identifies talented boys from the age of 11 years old, and nurtures them through a long-term elite development program under the guidance of expert coaches.

Each year, around 500 boys and young men aged between 11 and 19 years are involved in the program, which operates in Sydney and NSW regional centres.

Several former Academy members, including Brandon Jack, Lloyd Perris and Sam Naismith, have recently progressed to the senior ranks at the Sydney Swans. They join other senior Swans players who were born and raised in NSW, including current captains, Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack, midfielder Craig Bird, defender Dane Rampe and key tall and dual premiership player, Lewis Roberts-Thomson.

If you are a talented young athlete and would like to become part of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, please click here to register your interest for the Kieren Jack Talent Search Program. No previous experience playing junior AFL is necessary.

For information on our coaching programs and training venues, please click on “Squads and Programs’’ below.

How do I join the Academy?

There are several ways that boys can join the QBE Sydney Swans Academy...more

News and Announcements

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Squads and Programs

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Academy Philosophy

The QBE Academy are committed to providing a positive, exciting and nurturing environment...more

Academy Staff

The QBE Academy have five full-time staff and over 45 coaches across New South Wales...more

Academy Cup

The Academy Cup gives each age group's squad the chance to play internally against each other...more