SANFL clocks up the kilometres to unearth diverse talent

Action from last year's boys U15 Diversity ID Trial Match at Thebarton Oval.


SANFL is set to scour the state for talented Under-15 Indigenous and Multicultural boys and girls to trial for the AFL Diversity Talent ID program.

Starting on Thursday February 24 in the South East, SANFL Head of Talent Brenton Phillips, SANFL Country Football Manager Shawn Ford and SANFL Indigenous Liaison Officer Marlon Motlop will test the best teens from regional SA, including Yorke Peninsula, Port Lincoln and the Riverland.

The statewide screening will also stretch as far as Ceduna on the West Coast before concluding in Whyalla on Tuesday April 12.

Within this period, SANFL will also conduct a metropolitan trial at Thebarton Oval on Sunday April 3.

Players will then be selected by SANFL to participate in a High Performance experience at Thebarton during the April School Holidays, which will include match simulation.

SANFL will then nominate players to the AFL, who will invite these boys and girls to transition into their 2022 National Leadership Programs – Flying Boomerangs and World Team programs for the boys and Woomeras and Medleys Teams for the girls.

The AFL Diversity Talent ID Program, Flying Boomerangs, World Team, Woomeras and Medleys are part of the elite development pathway designed to give participants a unique opportunity to develop their football skills whilst gaining exposure to a leadership and cultural program encouraging their personal development.

Action from last year’s girls U15 Diversity ID Trial Match at Thebarton Oval.

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