Youth Leadership class of 2020

The AFL industry values people with leadership skills extremely highly and 24 local young leaders have taken the next step on the path to becoming our code’s leaders of the future.

The AFL Future Leaders Community Program took place on Sunday with participants learning about leadership styles, personal brand, and communication skills. Each participant will now take up a role in local footy as either Umpire, Assistant Coach, or Auskick helper to put the skills learnt into practice.

Any organisation that has strong and effective leadership is well placed to retain current members and grow into new markets. Investing in the current youth who are role models within their club environment and are likely to become our sport’s leaders of the future helps to place our code well to achieve ongoing growth.

Congratulations to this year’s participants for making the commitment to grow this aspect of their skill set.

The AFL Future Leaders Community Program was conducted as a pilot program by AFL North Coast in 2019 and proved so successful that it will be run in five locations across the state this year.

Program participants in 2020 are:

Chad Anderson (Sawtell Toormina Saints)

Sascha Arnberger (Macleay Valley Eagles)

Demi Bowd (Bellingen Bulldogs)

Jai Bowd (Bellingen Bulldogs)

Andy Campfield (Port Macquarie Magpies)

Ray Christie (Northern Beaches Blues)

Quenten Close (Macleay Valley Eagles)

Ellie Decker (Sawtell Toormina Saints)

Will Devereaux (Nambucca Valley Lions)

Morgan Dunn (New England Nomads)

Fyn Harrison (Nambucca Valley Lions)

Diesel Harvey (Glen Innes Celts)

Montana Harvey (Glen Innes Celts)

Poppy Johnston 

Riley Judd (Port Macquarie Magpies)

Marraki Kilpatrick (Port Macquarie Magpies)

Jamika McAulay-Earnest (Bellingen Bulldogs)

Angus McFarlane (Nambucca Valley Lions)

Tom Ryan (Port Macquarie Magpies)

Cooper Sheldon (Port Macquarie Magpies)

Rani Shiell (Bellingen Bulldogs)

Tane Skinner (Sawtell Toormina Saints)

Camden Sparke-Gaukroger (Inverell Saints)

Andrew Yates (Port Macquarie Magpies)