First Nations

SANFL searches far and wide for diverse talent

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SANFL is set to hit the road in search of talented Under-15 First Nations and Multicultural boys and girls to trial for the AFL Diversity Talent ID program.

Starting on Tuesday February 28 in Victor Harbor, SANFL Head of Talent Brenton Phillips and SANFL Country Football Manager Shawn Ford 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 and Mount Gambier in the South East before concluding in Port Augusta on Thursday March 16.

The best performing players from the regional trials will then be invited by SANFL to the National Program selection trials at Thebarton Oval on Sunday March 19.

SANFL will then nominate players to the AFL, who will invite these boys and girls to transition into their 2023 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.

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