2020 Staff
Marc Geppert, Head Coach
Shane Lenon, Coach
Alane Marks, Manager


2020 Athletes
Abbey Anderson
Lucy Anderson
Tayla Bodycott-Hodges
Tommi Booth
Maisy Condon
Madison Grant
Tara Hadfield
Abbey Hamblin
Zara Hamilton
Bonny McKean
Nicola McKeon
Polly Meckiff
Madison Morris
Annaliese Nilsen
Kloe Paton
Anneka Piercy
Emily Pollard
Sally Scott
Aleah Stone
Emma Suckling
Alice Trevaskis
Tiara van der Plaat
Jessica Wendt
Georgia Wragge

The Southern Sports Academy’s AFL Girls’ Program provides development opportunities for talented young, female AFL players in the Southern NSW region. In partnership with the AFL (NSW/ACT) this development program provides opportunities for talented young female players in the areas of technical skill, education and personal development.

The Program will comprise of technical, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements for scholarship holders. A maximum of 40 athletes aged 15-18 years will be selected to participate in the Program.

To be eligible for the Academy AFL Girls’ Program, athletes must be:

  • Aged 15-18 years of age;
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of AFL;
  • Currently residing within the SSA regional catchment.

An athlete levy will apply to athletes selected into the program and this will be advised at the time of selection.

  • Specialised coaching session with SSA and coaching staff
  • Program clothing apparel (ordered separately online)
  • Induction and Leadership camp (Borambola- 1 night accommodation + meals)
  • Muscular Skeletal Screening and Athletic Development programming
  • U16’s – Your Local Club Academy Games – Hunter (travel and Accommodation)
  • U18’s – Opportunity to attend AFL State Trials Canberra & Sydney
  • Tri Series – Coaching and Game time (1 Night accommodation) Borambola 15th-16th Feb 2020
  • Professional development consultation sessions (Your Local Club Athlete Education Program)
  • Weekly training sessions – school holidays exempt
  • Online and face-to-face education relating to athlete personal development
  • Gym membership (dependant on partnerships within your local town). Information to follow
  • Preferred rate on consultation services provided by Active Physiotherapy
  • Privileged pricing on Puma online store purchases
  • Annual presentation evening – 23rd October 2020, (sit down dinner)

Athletes who are invited into the 2020 program will incur an athlete levy of $350* which includes skills coaching, AFL football, athlete education, leadership and induction camp, tri-series camp and athletic development programming (gym membership)

Athletes attending Your Local Clubs Academy Games will incur a $300 levy which covers all aspects of travel/accommodation/meals and games fees.

*SSA AFLW athletes are eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids $100 voucher to contribute to the above levy.

SSA apparel is ordered separately for first time athletes.

*Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum but enable the athlete to participate in Academy development programs at a greatly reduced rate.