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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.

Our Curriculum

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.

Our Partnerships

The Fremantle College AFL Academy is partnered with the Stephen Michael Foundation, providing students with unique opportunities to engage with the wider community, including with secondary schools in remote regions of Western Australia. Through this affiliation our students demonstrate their capacity as positive ambassadors of the Academy, the Foundation and the game of football.

Fremantle College is the first metropolitan school in Western Australia to partner with the Stephen Michael Foundation, and this enables a unique opportunity to expose our students to AFL experiences unlike those at any other school in Perth.

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.