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Australian Football Academy - Box Hill Senior Secondary School

Football Academy - Girls and Boys


Years 9 -12


 (Girls AFL commencing 2018 Years 9 – 12)

 The BHSSC AFL Academy began in 1996 and is acknowledged as one of the most successful AFL programs in the State.

 Many students in the BHSSC AFL program have also accomplished significant individual achievements including:  

  • Vic Metro U18 squads
  • AIS scholarships
  • AFL representation – Since 1996 there have been  over 25 students drafted to AFL clubs.
  • WAFL representation

Our coaches (both past and present ) have all played and/or coached at the elite level.

AFL Congratulates School Sport Victoria Premier League Winners awarded to BHSSC 2014.  Well Done from all at BHSSC.



 Academy Goals

The following goals for the football program are: 

  • To improve the ability of all players within the program working in conjunction with any out of school football demands.
  • To be competitive in all school football games.

Weekly Program 

The AFL Academy consists of five hours of training each week which is integrated into the students normal school day.  

Two hours of strength and conditioning 

  • Each student is provided with an individual strength and conditioning program administered by specialist and qualified coaches within our fully equipped gymnasium.

Three hours of skills training  

  • Skill acquisition
  • Game sense and tactical coaching
  • Squad and small group sessions

A physiotherapist is on call once a week for injury and rehabilitation assessments.  

• Girls are part of the Athlete Development program.

Player Management
The Academy caters for players with differing out of school demands. Our program complements these other demands and enhances the overall training of the individual, not creating conflict between the college’s expectations and out of school training demands.

The welfare of all players is of paramount importance in the football program. The program is structured to cater for the individual demands of each group.

Players within the TAC Cup player grouping will only be available for school games after consultation has taken place between the school coach and the TAC Cup clubs. So that everyone within the program is aware of who is available as early as possible, a decision will be made about a week prior to the school commitment.

Availability will be decided upon on an individual basis for each and every game the school plays. Issues such as Vic Metro commitments, injury history, game time at TAC level, length of time between TAC Cup games (ie. 6, 7 or 8 days) among other things all need to be considered. The TAC Cup club may have the final decision on a player’s availability.


The school takes part in School Sport Victoria (SSV) competitions. The Senior squad participates in the Premier League (SSV) which is the elite AFL competition within the SSV.

Academic requirements (GPA)

Students are required to maintain a GPA (Grade Point Average) above 2.0.

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