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Appleby picked for Swans Academy

Lauren Appleby has been selected to be a part of the Top End Program with the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. The 16 year-old was a member of the Academy’s Under 16 squad in 2023 and played two matches for the

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Swans Academy trial for Northern NSW players

Young players from the AFL North West region are invited to attend trials for selection in the 2024 QBE Sydney Swans Academy program. This year trials for Northern NSW players will be conducted at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium in

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Nominate now for Blue Heelers program

Do you want to be the region’s next Sam Naismith or Alice Mitchell and play in the AFL or AFLW? Or do you just want to improve your AFL skills and knowledge to perform better in club footy? If you

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Blue Heelers rep program set to return in 2023

As more players flock to Junior footy within AFL North West, the opportunity to be part of the Blue Heelers representative program will be offered again in 2023. The Blue Heelers program is supported by the QBE Sydney Swans Academy

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Sydney Swans like the cut of locals’ jibs

Two stars of the AFL North West Women’s competition have taken the next step forward in their careers, having made the cut to gain inclusion in the Sydney Swans Academy NAB League squads. Ruby Spark (17, Tamworth) has been included

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Local prospects are on Swans radar

Three of the North West’s brightest young footy prospects have been included in the Sydney Swans summer Benchmarking program, giving them the chance to press for inclusion in Swans underage teams. Dusty Hagon (17, Tamworth), Ruby Spark (17, Tamworth), and

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Blue Heelers add bite to North West development program

In a nod to the region’s history, and with an eye to footy’s current status, the AFL North West development program will colloquially be known as the “Blue Heelers”. The development program will follow the guidelines of the Sydney Swans

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