North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) is one of eleven regional academies throughout NSW. Supported by NSW Government – Office of Sport and Southern Cross University, NCAS undertakes the identification and development of talented junior AFL athletes on the North Coast of NSW.
The Academy’s AFLW Program was established in 2016 with the major goal being to assist the individual development of each athlete to maximize their potential in the sport. The 2021 program will commence in September 2021 and run to April 2022. The program will have an emphasis on female athletes within U16 and U18 age groups (2004-2007). AFL NSW/ACT has recently revamped the female talent pathway with regional Academy of Sport programs providing the first step on this pathway.
The Program has an emphasis on providing greater skills development, strength and conditioning support and physical preparation, together with an ancillary sports education program – including sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, core strength & conditioning, and drug awareness.
Athlete applications for AFLW 2021-22 open August 2021.