The Australian Rules Football Academy is more than a kick and a catch, but a comprehensive football program developed to maximise the ability of students to engage, develop, and enjoy themselves. The ARFA program not only focuses on the physical skills and athletic qualities required to play football, but also looks to develop the mental skills and knowledge of its participants for the betterment of both their football and general well-being as an individual.
Students who are selected into the Academy in Year 8, experience an extra 500 hours of instruction in the skills, strategies and fitness demands of the game by the time they reach the end of semester 1 of year 10. Students experience unique and industry led training to provide them with the best learning opportunities available. Through a productive community partnership with the Norwood Football Club, students participate in sessions throughout the year with Norwood players and coaches to help further their development.