The chance to progress through a talent pathway is important to players who want to test themselves and play at the highest level possible.
North Coast Force representative teams
AFL North Coast runs a representative program for both male and female athletes, offering teams at Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, and Youth Girls levels. These teams are known as the NORTH COAST FORCE and play in the Northern NSW Challenge in the July school holidays each year. At this carnival the North Coast Force teams come up against players and teams from the Central Coast, Hunter Coast, North West, and Northern Rivers.
For more details on the North Coast Force representative program please click here.
Talent Development Pathways
The North Coast Force representative teams are an important step in the talent development pathway that leads from local club footy all the way to the AFL.
To view the male pathway please click here.
To view the female pathway please click here.
North Coast Academy of Sport AFL Program
AFL NSW/ACT partners with the North Coast Academy of Sport to offer an AFL program for both male and female athletes. This program has an emphasis on providing greater skills development, strength and conditioning support and physical preparation, together with an ancillary sports education program.
Trials for the squad are held in October, with the program running from November to March. For more info please click here.