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, Youth Girls 13, Youth Girls 15, and Youth Girls 17 age groups. These teams are known as the NORTH COAST FORCE.
Our rep teams play in several carnivals each year, including the Northern NSW Championships (Coffs) and the Hunter Challenge Cup, where we come up against players and teams from the Central Coast, Hunter Metro, Hunter Country, North West, and Illawarra.
Click on the link to see and hear our Youth Girls celebrating a win by singing the North Coast Force song.
The Northern Heat representative AFL program comprises the best male players from the North Coast and North West regions in Under 15 and Under 17 squads.
This off-season program exists to extend the representative pathway for the players of the regions and provide them with a further avenue to build their game ahead of transitioning towards senior footy.
The program finishes with a practice match against Gold Coast opposition in each age group. From this, Heat players have been invited to trial with the Southport Sharks team that plays in the VFL competition.