In partnership with the Werribee Football Club (VFL), the AFL academy aims to support and foster talented students at Manor Lakes College P-12. The partnership with Werribee means students in the AFL Academy are provided with access to elite level coaching sessions from ex AFL star Michael Barlow. They are provided the opportunity to train in brand new elite training facilities and develop physically through specialised strength and conditioning sessions and programs. The AFL academy also has links with the North Melbourne Next Generation Academy and aims to provide pathways into other elite player programs such as the Western Jets.
Students involved in the AFL academy will have the opportunity to not only develop on the field but also off the field via:
· Volunteering for Werribee VFL home games
· Experience being in the coach’s box during home games
· CPR Course
· Level one sports trainers course
· Injury prevention and rehab
AFL Development coaching staff :
Brad has a level two AFL coaching accreditation and brings a wealth of elite level playing experience to the academy. He was involved in the TAC cup as a teenager growing up and was captain of the Murray Bushrangers, eventually going on to play VFL for Port Melbourne and Bendigo Bombers/Gold. Brad is passionate in developing juniors to become the best people they can become and to develop links with sport in their future.
Matt has a level two AFL coaching accreditation a and brings a wealth of elite level playing experience to the academy. He was involved with the Williamstown VFL team as a player and also a development coach and is currently playing seniors at Werribee District football club. Matt is passionate in development junior athletes to in sport and also develop links with sport in their future.
Current AFL academy times:
For further information or questions about the AFL Academy please contact Matt Wilkinson or Brad Collins at the College.