The QBE Sydney Swans Academy will go head to head against The Recruit tonight on Foxtel’s FOX8 at 8.30pm.

The popular The Recruit series is back again for another season with players vying for a life-changing AFL club contract.

Over 1000 players applied, 15 made the final cut and just three players will battle it out for the contract at the Recruit Live Draft to be held early next month.

In tonight’s episode, they’ll get an opportunity to run out on the hallowed turf of the SCG to take on up and coming Academy players.

The Swans Academy has produced a number of AFL players including Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills, Sam Naismith, Brandon Jack, Jordan Foote among others.

Tune in to Foxtel’s FOX8 tonight at 8.30pm to see how the Academy fare against their much bigger and older opponents.

Recruit contestant Jackson Sketcher gets his handball off against the Sydney Swans Academy side.