Our program currently involves 600 male players, aged from 11 to 19. In 2018 the Academy has introduced a Youth Girls program, with 120 players in U12 and U13 squads.
The Academy has more than 80 coaches and conditioning staff who train players at the 10 locations in regional NSW and Sydney metro.
The Academy program runs for 22 weeks every year, over three terms from February to September. In the older age groups, from U16 to U19, players train for 30 weeks a year as they also complete a pre-season program.
The Academy program involves a number of weekly sessions, which give players of all ages a mix of skill development, fitness training and high-level competition.
All players in the Swans Academy also continue to play with their local club side, regardless of the division or grade their team is in. There is no requirement or need to play in a top division club team.