The Sydney Swans have kicking off the inaugural First Nations Academy, presented by SafetyCulture, earlier this month with the ten-week program designed to not only increase the participation and involvement of First Nations People across the whole of game but also identify those with the physical capabilities and character to become a high-performing athlete.
Coffs first up in First Nations Academy trials
The Sydney Swans have launched their inaugural First Nations Academy, presented by SafetyCulture, kicking off in Coffs Harbour earlier this week, with a strong contingent of new and current players taking part in the opening week.
Sydney Swans First Nations Academy
The Sydney Swans are hosting a First Nations Academy trial, presented by SafetyCulture, which is a ten-week sporting program designed to not only increase the participation and involvement of First Nations People across the whole of game but also identify those with the physical capabilities and character to become a high-performing athlete.
Leon Cameron joins QBE Sydney Swans Academy
Experienced senior coach Leon Cameron will join the QBE Sydney Swans Academy as Coaching Director.
QBE Academy: Boys and Girls Open Assessment Trials registrations open
Talented Kiwi relishes opportunity with Swans
New Zealand athlete Killarney Morey recently spent time with the club as part of a budding relationship between the QBE Sydney Swans Academy and AFL New Zealand.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy boys in action this weekend
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be in action this weekend when the 2022 NAB AFL National Development Championships – Under 16 boys competition gets underway.
Women's Winter Series heads to the capital
Seven Swans named in Allies squad
Seven QBE Sydney Swans Academy athletes have been named in the 2022 Allies squad for the U18 National Championships.
Aspiring Swans to kick off Female Winter Series against Giants
Aspiring AFLW players will get their chance to stake their claim for a spot on the senior list when the Female Winter Series kicks off this weekend at North Sydney Oval
Northern Academy Series Round 3: Swans v Lions
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Opens team will face the Brisbane Lions at Blacktown in Round 3 of the Northern Academy Series.
Girls to show their talent in upcoming Winter Series
Aspiring Swans AFLW players will have a big chance to stake their claim for a spot on the senior list during the upcoming Female Winter Series.
QBE Swans Academy: Ready for Round 1
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will kick-start their NAB League campaign on Saturday afternoon in Melbourne against the Northern Knights.
QBE Academy: Swans victorious over Suns
It was two wins from two games for our QBE Sydney Swans Academy in Round 2 of the Northern Academy Series.
QBE Academy: Northern Academy Series Round 2
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy teams will head to the sunshine state this weekend to play the Gold Coast Suns in the second round of the Northern Academy series.
QBE Academy: Northern Academy Series Round 1
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy teams started the Northern Academy Series today in Canberra.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy to feature in 2022 NAB League
The AFL has today released the fixture for the 2022 NAB League Boys under 19 talent pathway competition, which starts on Saturday 2 April, with the QBE Sydney Swans Academy to take part in the first four weeks of the season.
QBE Swans Academy: First hit out for opens
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Opens team will have their first hit out for the season in the nationals capital on Saturday, taking on the Murray Bushrangers.
Sydney Swans partnership boosts local talent pathway
An exciting new partnership between the QBE Sydney Swans Academy and both AFL North Coast and AFL North West will provide greater opportunities for local players to make it to the big time.
QBE Academy: Youth Girl and Youth Boy Open Trials rescheduled
It's an exciting time for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy with the rescheduled Open Assessment trials happening shortly.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy Series: To my younger self
Isaac Heeney and Nick Blakey may have graduated from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy four years apart but the star duo share common ground in saying the program taught them invaluable lessons on how to be the ultimate professional.
Mills and Campbell: Adapting through adversity
Callum Mills and Braeden Campbell are both proud graduates of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, and they credit the program for helping develop the perseverance to overcome the challenges that come with the task of being a professional AFL player.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy series: Dreams to reality
For many players who are participants or graduates of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, their dream is to play in the AFL. For Marc Sheather, the dream to play for the Sydney Swans was no different.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy series: Bell's life lessons
James Bell's hard work and tenacious character are two strong factors that helped him live out his dream of playing in the AFL, but he has selflessly paid tribute to the life lessons he was taught at the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy series: Gulden's rise to prominence
Errol Gulden's rise to prominence in 2021 came as no surprise to those who knew of his sheer determination to succeed in the AFL, but the QBE Sydney Swans Academy product says the tireless efforts of the coaching staff during his development is a key factor in his stellar first season.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Academy take on NT as Allies squad named
Six players from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy have been selected to play for the Allies in next month's National AFL Under 19 Championships.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: U19s learning to adapt
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy had been scheduled to travel to Melbourne to play a NAB League match against the Dandenong Stingrays but the lockdown in Melbourne forced the cancellation of that game.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Speedy-Coe embracing challenge of code switch
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Persistence pays off for Anderson and Alker
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Congrats to our NSW Blues Pups
Eight members of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy have been selected in the NSW U12 representative team following the State Schoolboys championships held earlier this month.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Time to test ourselves
This weekend's clash against Gippsland will see the QBE Sydney Swans Academy U19 team travel to Victoria for the first time in nearly two years.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy: Hungry to get better
QBE Sydney Swans Academy coaches have rung the changes to both the Under 17 and Under 19 teams ahead of the final match in their Academy Series against the Giants this Saturday.
Watch our Swans Academy girls in action
QBE Sydney Swans Academy Head Coach Jared Crouch will lead the combined Allies team in the AFLW Under 19 National Championships in Melbourne next week.
Academy: Exhibit A - Braeden Campbell’s left boot
Though Braeden’s talent is exceptional, described as one of a kind, his story is typical of what the QBE Sydney Swans Academy hopes to achieve.
Academy: Crafty Jess to captain
Doyle to lead as U19s face a tough test against Geelong.
Swans girls downed by Giants in week two
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy senior girls squads had two hard fought contests against the Giants on Saturday afternoon in their second match of the season.
Academy: Tough calls at the Top End
QBE Sydney Swans Academy coaches had a tough job selecting teams for this weekend, with plenty of Top End female players pressing their case for selection.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy senior girls back in action
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy senior girls are back in action this weekend as they face the GWS Giants Academy at Ainslie Oval, Canberra
Swans girls celebrate historic victories
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Top End girls sides have recorded historic victories over the Giants on Sunday afternoon at Homebush.
Fast learners at the QBE Sydney Swans Academy
In the latest instalment of his series on the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, former Swan and journalist in training, Brandon Jack talks to two rising stars and finds they are well prepared for footy life on and off the field.
Academy: Girls raring to make red and white history
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy's senior girls squads will create history on Sunday when they run out to play in the red and white.
Academy: Getting serious in the inner sanctum
Forty teenage boys gathered in the Swans inner sanctum for the first day of their elevation to the senior ranks of the QBE Swans Academy.
Double the fun at the Academy for new Youth Girls squads
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy's Youth Girls program is expanding in 2021, with twins Amelia and Yasmin among those vying for a spot.
The next generation of Kirks
Learn more about the next generation of Kirks, coming through the ranks of our QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
Academy: Let the girls play
Kathryn Hull relishes the opportunity to foster the enthusiastic excess of young talent in the QBE Swans Youth Girls Academy.
Crouchy and Davo – “At the helm”
Brandon Jack explores how two former Sydney Swans are developing the junior talent of New South Wales at the helm of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
Academy: Brothers for life
Brandon Jack explores a special bond that has formed between QBE Sydney Swans Academy pair Errol Gulden and Isaiah Olsen.
Tons of talent at Academy trials
Coaches at the QBE Sydney Swans Academy were impressed with the talent shown by the young footballers who attended the Youth Boys Open Assessment Trials at Moore Park this week.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy girls trials
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy is holding Open Athlete Assessment Trials for girls aged 11 to 14 years old in October.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy boys trials
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be holding Open Athlete Assessment Trials for boys aged 10 to 12 in September.
Dominant performance by QBE Sydney Swans Academy Top End side
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Top End side recorded a big win over the Giants in Wollongong yesterday.
Academy plays the patient game
In a year that has gone anything but according to plan, it's understandable that there is some anxiety among senior prospects in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
Success for QBE Swans Academy against GWS
It was a successful day in Wollongong on Saturday for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy Futures and Top End teams, registering two wins against GWS.
Academy: Mates relishing rare time to shine
The regeneration of the Sydney squad could take another significant step forward this weekend, when the top prospects at the QBE Sydney Swans Academy test themselves against the GWS Giants Academy in Blacktown.
The long wait is over for Academy's top talent
It's been the longest pre-season in football history for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy's 2020 crop of Top End players but they're finally getting the chance to play together and show their talents.
Academy: Youth Girls enter important phase
The resumption of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy programs marks a key stage in the development pathway of the Under 15 Youth Girls squad.
QBE Sydney Swans Academy returns!
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy youth program has returned to action as COVID 19 restrictions begin to ease across New South Wales.
Academy program suspended
As community precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continue to increase it has become necessary to suspend our QBE Sydney Swans Academy program for the remainder of Term One.
Academy: Kiama boys carving it up at Academy Cup
Lucien Sennitt and his mate Oliver Baget-Juleff count themselves lucky to be on the same team, both at their home club, Kiama Power, and in the Under 13 Swans Academy.
Academy: Sand dunes test youngsters
Over one hundred boys that are part of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy U18 and U16 squads headed to Wanda beach in Cronulla for one of their toughest sessions of the year on Sunday.
Joss State Trials
The Joss State Trials in Albury are always a great experience for Swans Academy boys and we were proud of the way they performed this year.
Bell dreaming of soaring heights
Sydney Swans NEAFL Player of the Year James Bell has a single-minded desire to reach soaring heights on the back of a brilliant 2019 campaign.
Academy pride driving young duo
A genuine pride for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy is driving Isaac Heeney and close mate James Bell ahead of a momentous afternoon in their football journeys.
Soccer gun to AFL stage: Bell's stunning rise
Set-to-debut Sydney Swans youngster James Bell gives an insight into just how good a soccer player he was before siding with footy in his youth.
Bell to do Illawarra proud
This week the coastal centre of the Illawara region 90 minutes south of Sydney is in raptures again, as James Bell prepares to make his AFL debut with the Swans.
Son of a gun: Mini 'Magic' eyes AFL
The son of Sydney Swans great Michael O’Loughlin is in the thick of “a mini AFL experience” and has a burning desire to one day follow his dad onto the biggest stage of all.
Academy: Testing times
QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s 2019 Open Assessment Trials were held this week at the Lakeside Oval opposite the SCG.
Academy: McClennan learning from the best
QBE Sydney Swans Academy young gun Cooper McClennan is thriving on the opportunity of being coached by greats of the game.
Gibbeson's mighty fight
Ben Gibbeson is determined to shatter the mental-health stigma after his cousin ended his own life.
Academy: Crouch highlights bright signs
The Allies fell to Western Australia by 25 points in the AFL Under-18 Championships on Saturday, but QBE Sydney Swans Academy head coach Jared Crouch is thrilled with the signs he saw.
Academy: Supplement Reminder
As we enter into the mid-winter season it seems a fitting time to remind you all about the risks of taking both medications and nutritional supplements from an anti-doping perspective.
Academy: Thorne takes the prize
Wollongong product Sam Thorne has been voted the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s Most Valuable Player at the end of their five-game series in the elite under 18 interstate competition.
Academy: Martin kicks his way to the top
QBE Sydney Swans Academy star Kyle Martin has enjoyed a storied journey to the top.
Academy: Four down, Falcons ahead
QBE Sydney Swans Academy head coach Jared Crouch is calling on Melbourne-based fans to get behind the club’s young stars when the Academy under 18s take on the Geelong Falcons next Sunday.
Academy: Deep eyes dream as funding flows in
It is “a massive goal” of QBE Sydney Swans Academy star Zali Deep to one day don the red and white in the AFLW competition – and this week she’s taken one step closer.
Funding to make Sydney Swans women’s team a reality
The Sydney Swans’ vision for an AFLW team will be realised after the Federal Government committed $15 million funding to the new Sydney Swans HQ and Community Centre.
Academy: Swans slay the Dragons
It was one new experience after another for many of the players in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s U18 team when they played in Melbourne last weekend.
Academy: Girls star at Cup
More than 120 QBE Sydney Swans Academy Youth Girls Program athletes descended on Centennial Park for the Academy Cup on Monday afternoon.
Swans Board Director inspires women
Sydney Swans Board Director Sam Mostyn was last month on hand at the Newtown Breakaways as the women’s Australian rules football club held its 2019 Guernsey Presentation.
Academy: Comparing apples with apples
When the QBE Sydney Swans Academy under-18s play the Sandringham Dragons in Melbourne tomorrow, it will bring back strong memories for the team’s assistant coach, Nick Davis.
Academy: Geddes passing with flying colours
QBE Sydney Swans Academy young gun Max Geddes has been inundated with tests at both footy and school, but the rising defender is conquering every step of the way.
Academy: Team ethos pleases Davis
If coach Nick Davis had been allowed, he would have named his entire team of 22 among the best players after the QBE Sydney Swans Academy under-16s last week beat the GWS Academy under-16s.
Academy: Swans dwarf Giants
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy under-18s have steamrolled the GWS Academy, kicking 12 goals to two after half-time in their NAB League game to set up victory in Canberra on Saturday.
Academy: Swans to face arch-rival
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy under-18s will be strengthened by the return of key forward Hamish Ellem when they take on NSW rivals the Giants Academy in Canberra tomorrow.
Academy: Parks sculpts successful future
Star 18-year-old defender Luke Parks is blitzing his QBE Sydney Swans Academy journey, but the youngster is also kicking big goals in the classroom.
Academy: Coach Cunningham showing the way
Sydney Swans star Harry Cunningham is showing the way for a host of QBE Sydney Swans Academy boys as they pursue their childhood dreams of one day running out for the Swans.
Academy: Pressure footy sets right tone
A team-first approach was the catalyst for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy's NAB League win on Saturday.
Academy: Swans primed to face top talent
A new era will on Saturday begin for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s under-18s team when it takes on on the Tasmania Devils in an interstate competition featuring the top draft-age talent in the country.
Academy: Sam Thorne to lead U18 team into new era
At the end of last year, Swans Academy U18 captain Sam Thorne had an idea that wouldn't have occurred to many 17 year-olds.
Academy: Lugsdin takes big leap
A pair of QBE Sydney Swans Academy stars relished the opportunity to hand out jumpers at the 2019 Guernsey Presentation.
Academy: England to red and white
QBE Sydney Swans Academy youngster Paddy Mulvey was born in a country where the the sight of a Sherrin is rare.
Gallery: Academy Youth Girls impress
Check out some of the best images of Monday night's QBE Sydney Swans Academy Youth Girls Program Academy Cup.
Girls shine at Academy Cup
Enthusiasm was at a high as 200 QBE Sydney Swans Academy Youth Girls Program athletes met in Centennial Park for the first Academy Cup of 2019 on Monday night.
Academy: Footy the dream for all-round star
QBE Sydney Swans Academy youngster Zali Deep is a state-level softballer, hockey player, touch footballer and Nipper, but footy is at the centre of her wildest hopes and dreams.
Academy: Stars shine on camp
QBE Sydney Swans Academy General Manager Chris Smith could not have been prouder of the under-18s members' efforts at last month's camp.
Academy: Taking the right fork in the road
The Top End under 18 squad found that not all the lessons were about footy during their recent three-day Academy camp held in Sydney.
Academy: Drink Up, Play Better
The Sydney Swans' dietician, Elise Anderson, has some tips for our Swans Academy players and all young footballers.
Academy: Footy the pinnacle
QBE Sydney Swans Academy youngster Hugo Roles juggles Aussie rules as a player and an umpire, basketball, tennis, school and two casual jobs, but footy takes ultimate priority among the hustle and bustle.
High marks on and off the ground
Draft-bound QBE Sydney Swans Academy star Josh Rayner has been achieving big things on and off the ground.
Wicks lapping up lessons
Exciting draftee Sam Wicks is analysing the games of the Swans’ most damaging small forwards in the early days of his AFL career.
Wicks lauds Academy
Sam Wicks has underscored the importance of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy after signing with the red and white at last week’s Rookie Draft.
Swans secure second Academy product
QBE Sydney Swans Academy product Sam Wicks has joined Sydney as a Category B Rookie.
Blakey praises academy pathway
Nick Blakey has credited the QBE Sydney Swans Academy with helping him live out his AFL dream.
Academy: Swans welcome girls for 2019
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy has finalised its 2019 intake of Youth Girls Program athletes.
Academy star earns top gong
A QBE Sydney Swans Academy star just two seasons through his Aussie rules journey has earned a prestigious gong.
Academy: Lively girls brace the cold
Conditions were horrible – wet and windy, cold and bleak – but the inaugural crop of QBE Sydney Swans Academy girls showed “fantastic” effort in a session on Monday night.
Academy: Multi-talented Dunstan juggles all the balls
We preview some of the U16 boys chosen from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy to represent NSW-ACT in the upcoming National Championships.
Academy: Six Swans earn Allies selection
A host of QBE Sydney Swans Academy stars bound for the Draft will go under the microscope of recruitment when the AFL Under-18 Championships take off.
Academy: Swans clinch close victory
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy has clinched a two-point win over the Gold Coast Suns in the U18 Academy Series.
Academy: Blakey stars for Swans
QBE Sydney Swans Academy product Nick Blakey kicked seven goals as the Swans Academy coasted to a 22-point win over the GWS Academy on Saturday.
Academy: Swans thrilled with win over Lions
QBE Sydney Swans Academy coach Jared Crouch could not be more pleased with his sides first up performance in the Academy Series.
Academy: Swans convincing in opener
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy recorded a 49-point win against the Brisbane Academy to kick off the 2018 Academy Series.
Academy: Team first approach
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be aiming for back-to-back titles when the U18 Academy Series begins this Saturday.
Academy teens pursue their footy dream
Three young QBE Sydney Swans Academy players have left the comforts of home as part of an Academy program to help them pursue their dream of becoming AFL players.
Academy: Graduates in demand
Graduates from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy have been in demand ahead of the 2018 football season.
Academy duo make the grade
Academy players Jake Brown and James Bell have been pre-selected as Category B rookies.
Benchmark to test Academy teens
Senior players in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be pushed to their limits during the five-week benchmark-training program which runs till mid-December.
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.
Academy: Swans clean sweep
A four-goal performance from Sydney Academy small forward Jack Hardman has helped the Swans deliver a clean sweep of the NAB AFL Under-18 Academy Series with victory over Tasmania.
Small forward fuels Sydney Academy win
Speedy forward Luke Skrivanic slotted three goals for the Sydney Academy in its 31-point win versus the Brisbane Lions Academy at Blacktown on Saturday.
Academy: Two from two
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy are two wins from two games in this year's U/18 National Championships.
Academy: Sights set on GWS
A strong preparation has the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s Under 18s primed for cross-town rivals GWS in the opening round of the new-look Academy Series.
Academy: North Coast comes together
The North Coast Academy squad united on the Coffs Coast for a rare training session run by three special guests.
Academy underway for 2017
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy program is once again in full swing for the 2017 season.
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.
Swans Academy v Recruit tonight
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will go head to head against The Recruit tonight on Foxtel’s FOX8 at 8.30pm.
Academy set for first contest
The Sydney Swans QBE Academy will play their first game of the season against Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
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.
Academy youngsters show strong signs
The opportunity for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy to perform in front of the Swans’ recruiters was one of many positives to emerge from Friday’s win against Brisbane Lions Academy, according to head coach Michael O’Loughlin.
Academy on show in Coffs
It’s an exciting couple of days ahead of the QBE Swans Academy in Coffs Harbour.
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