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2014 in review: Xavier Richards

21-year-old defender Xavier Richards believes his 2014 season was an important year of development

1:59pm  Oct 31, 2014

2014 in review: Round 16

The Sydney Swans had to battle wet conditions and a determined Eagles outfit to get a solid win in the west

10:59am  Oct 31, 2014

2014 in review: Harry Marsh

Harry Marsh had a solid run with injury this season and faces a big year in 2015 to push for selection

2:04pm  Oct 30, 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.

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