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The Fremantle College AFL Academy provides a unique opportunity for male and female students to embark on a development journey of football growth and personal development. In partnership with the West Australian Football Commission, the Stephen Michael Foundation and the South Fremantle Football Club, students represent the college as a team, demonstrating leadership, responsibility and teamwork in all aspects of their schooling and game.

Our AFL Academy program focuses on providing a holistic learning experience for its members, targeting intense skill develop, together with game play analysis and application. The Academy has an emphasis on improving its members’ knowledge of the game and develop clear pathways for continued involvement in football beyond school.

Fremantle College is proud to be the first WA Independent Public School to offer an all-female program, which runs alongside its male counterpart, providing future opportunity for our girls as the National AFLW competition continues to thrive.

With a mix of both practical and theoretical learning opportunities, the AFL Academy curriculum is varied and comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of the game, both on and off the field.

The course, from Year 7 through to Year 10, involves practical sessions, along with theoretical sessions, ensuring students in the Academy receive a balanced education around football and wellbeing, and develop an understanding of the responsibility they have to uphold the positive reputation of this iconic game.


  1. Promote Physical Fitness and Well-being: The Fremantle College AFL Academy program aims to encourage high school students to lead an active and healthy lifestyle by engaging in regular physical activity. Through structured training sessions and regular gameplay, the program seeks to enhance participants’ cardiovascular health, strength, agility, and overall well-being.
  2. Cultivate Teamwork and Sportsmanship: The program strives to foster a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among high school students. By participating in AFL, students learn the importance of collaboration, effective communication, and supporting one another both on and off the field. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, fair play, and respectful conduct towards teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials.
  3. Develop Leadership and Personal Growth: Beyond the physical aspects, the AFL program aims to contribute to the holistic development of high school students. Leadership skills are cultivated through opportunities for captaincy, mentorship, and taking on responsibilities within the team. The program also focuses on instilling values such as discipline, resilience, and goal-setting, promoting personal growth and self-confidence among participants.


AFL Academy Curriculum Outcomes

How to apply

If your child has a keen interest and ability in AFL and enjoys being part of team, we invite them to apply for our AFL Academy.

Applicants will be required to participate in an afternoon trial session and a group interview, after an application for enrolment form for the AFL Academy has been received.