School Sports Stars Chase the Big V Dream

08.02.2018

Registrations are now open for the School Sport Victoria Australian Rules Football Teams. School Sport Victoria enters one representative team in each of the following SSA Australian Rules Championships:

  • 12 Years and Under Boys
  • 15 Years and Under Boys
  • 15 years and Under Girls

Go to http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic/Pages/Australian-Football.aspx for further details.

School Sport Victoria Boys 15 and Under Australian Rules Football 2018

Each year, talented Victorian School students have the opportunity to trial for a place in the School Sport Victoria (SSV) Team Vic State team.  Selected students participate in the School Sport Australia (SSA) Championships to be held in Adelaide from Saturday 21 – 28 July 2018.  These championships offer emerging students the opportunity to participate in higher levels of sporting competition against students from other Australian States and Territories.

Many former and current AFL players have represented SSV Teams at these Championships over recent years, including Joel Selwood (Geelong), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong), Steele Sidebottom (Collingwood), Joe Daniher (Essendon), Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne), Matt Crouch (Adelaide) and recent number one AFL draft picks Andrew McGrath (Essendon) and Cam Rayner (Brisbane).

It should be understood that this program is an initiative of SSV on behalf of the Department of Education and Training (DET) and is not part of the AFL Victoria Pathways program.  Your selection and/or participation in this program will not enhance nor hinder your football future with AFL Victoria or the AFL.

Selection in this initial squad is a recognition and reinforcement of your budding football talent and we would encourage you (and your parents) to grasp this opportunity to participate in a program that encourages and promotes your sporting, educational, cultural and personal development.

Participation in a School Sport Victoria Team Vic state team is self-funded.   As a guide, it may cost between $2,000-$3,000 to participate.  Costs may include uniforms, host state levies, flights, transport, accommodation and meals.  Costs will vary depending on the location of the Championship. ?

To be eligible players must be 15 years and under as at 31 December, 2018.

TRIAL INFORMATION: 

Stage 1 – Players must trial at one location.

Tuesday, April 3 2018 – Holm Park Recreation Reserve, 100 Beaconsfield Emerald Rd, Beaconsfield VIC 3807 

– Gippsland Power, Dandenong Stingrays, Eastern Rangers, Oakleigh Chargers, Sandringham Dragons

Wednesday April 4 2018 – Alfredton Oval, Cuthberts Rd, Alfredton VIC 3350

– Bendigo Pioneers, Murray Bushrangers, Ballarat Rebels

Monday April 9 2018 – Williamstown Football Club Ground, Morris Street, Williamstown VIC 3016

– Northern Knights, Western Jets, Calder Cannons, Geelong Flacons

Tuesday April 10 2018 – Wesley College, 620 High St Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150  

- Metro Bottom Age Players (Born 2003 onwards) & Metro Non-TAC Development Squad Play

Players may also choose based on the closest location

Stage 2 – Players will be invited to progress to Stage 2.

Sunday 15 April 2018

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm Venue:  Wesley College, 620 High St Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150  

Sunday 22 April 2018

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Venue:  Wesley College, 620 High St Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150  

To register for the School Sport Victoria Boys 15 and Under Australian Rules Football Trials please visit the following link - http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic/Pages/Australian-Football.aspx

Registrations close on Thursday March 1, 2018