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QBE Academy News & Announcements

Stay up-to-date with all the news and announcements out of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy: 


Dent's new challenge

Lachlan Dent has played only 10 games of football but has shown such promise he’s been invited to take part in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s elite benchmark program.

11:18am Nov 17, 2017


Academy: Youth Girls selected

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s Youth Girls Program is pleased to announce 130 girls have been accepted to take part when the inaugural program kicks off in 2018.

4:25pm Oct 11, 2017


Brown a shining light

Sydney Swans Academy member Jake Brown has been awarded the Round 17 NEAFL Rising Star nomination after his classy performance against NT Thunder at the SCG.

1:30pm Jul 26, 2017


Academy: Six earn first NSW Blues jumper

Six boys from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy Under 12 group have been chosen to represent NSW at the School Sport Australia national football carnival next month.

12:39pm Jul 24, 2017


Gallery: Academy's nights of nights

Check out the best snaps from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy's biggest nights on the calendar, the U10/11/12 Open Athlete Assessment Trials.

10:48am Jul 13, 2017


Manly junior shows size is no big deal

Big is not always better when it comes to aspiring junior AFL players as Larkan Turner is testament to.

9:00am Jul 7, 2017


Hundreds descend on Lakeside

Moore Park was chock-a-block full of budding athletes and aspiring footballers as this year's Open Athlete Assessment Trials kicked off on Monday night.

10:06am Jul 4, 2017


Swans launch Youth Girls Academy

Young female footballers in New South Wales will have a new talent pathway with the Sydney Swans announcing the establishment of a Youth Girls Academy.

8:30am Jun 15, 2017


Academy: Wicks taking NEAFL by storm

Impressive performances for QBE Sydney Swans Academy product Sam Wicks has earned him Rising Star honours in the NEAFL.

3:43pm Jun 14, 2017


Academy boys urged to show resilience after tough rep selections

Seven players from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy have been selected in this year’s Under 15 NSW All-Schools team with a number of worthy players missing out.

11:08am Jun 9, 2017


Academy: Two from two

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy are two wins from two games in this year's U/18 National Championships.

1:20pm Apr 3, 2017


Academy gets glimpse of future

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s inaugural Under 14 Assessment was conducted last week, providing coaches a sneak peek of the promising talent coming through.

2:31pm Feb 21, 2017


Academy series grows in 2017

The annual under-18 national carnival will have a different look this year after the AFL replaced the division two championship with an academy series.

3:39pm Feb 6, 2017


Not just making up numbers

Academy coach Jared Crouch sheds light on the NEAFL Development Squad and how they'll benefit from a tough summer with the seniors.

5:08pm Jan 30, 2017


Davis lives out AFL dream

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy had success on draft night with inaugural member Ben Davis drafted to the Adelaide Crows.

10:18am Nov 29, 2016


Gallery: Academies exchange blows

Check out some of the best photos from the opening round of the 2016 Academy Series at Olympic Park.

7:18pm Mar 8, 2016


Hundreds turn out for Academy trials

Over 400 boys aged 10-11 years old descended upon Lakeside Oval last week to take part in the Open Athlete Assessment Trials for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.

4:08pm Jul 21, 2015


Academy Northern AFL Battle

The best of the best from the North Coast of NSW and the Hunter/Central Coast will go head to head in the inaugural QBE Sydney Swans Academy Northern AFL Battle.

2:46pm Jun 17, 2015


Academy players named in U16's RAMS squad

Nine players from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy have been named in the 25 man NSW/ACT RAMS squad to play in the upcoming National U16 Championships.

5:52pm Jun 2, 2015


Robinson's long wait over

Following two patient years on the Swans’ Rookie List, Dan Robinson will make his long-awaited AFL debut against Carlton.

6:35pm May 28, 2015