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The NAB AFL Academy aims to prepare the country's best young players for the step up into senior AFL football.

Launched in 1997, the Academy provides elite young players with a NAB AFL Academy scholarship, as an opportunity to develop their football and personal skills in an accelerated AFL program over 12 months.

The level one squad of 25 players is selected following the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships, and the level two squad includes the best 35 under-18 players in the country. These players are eligible for the upcoming NAB AFL Draft.

In 2015 there were 203 graduates of the NAB AFL Academy on AFL lists, including nine of the then-captains.

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Tall prospects head latest Academy additions

Key position prospects headline the latest inclusions in the AFL Academy

9:50am Nov 5, 2016

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Luke Power named new AFL Academy coach

Former Lion, Giant takes over top talent job from Brenton Sanderson

1:00pm Oct 27, 2016

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Gun multicultural prospects join Academy

Four spots open up as search for diverse talent continues

11:00am Sep 11, 2016

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Kiwi kids' bid to impress club scouts

Combine gives New Zealand's under-age players a chance to impress

3:13pm Apr 20, 2016

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Kids strut their stuff against Cats' VFL side

Academy's finest show plenty in loss to Geelong's VFL team

5:37pm Apr 9, 2016

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Will Brodie stars as Academy kids show plenty

AFL Academy's best players make a statement on their draft claims

7:32pm Apr 1, 2016

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Draft stars on show

Watch the AFL Academy face Werribee live from the MCG

2:02pm Apr 1, 2016

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Academy US tour wrap

Draft hopefuls from all corners come together in the land of the free

12:00pm Jan 28, 2016

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Jy's US diary: part three

The Academy players hit the track, and then hit Disneyland

8:06pm Jan 26, 2016

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Irish trio impressing AFL club recruiters

Irish draft hopefuls aim to catch eye of AFL clubs on Academy's US tour

8:28pm Jan 25, 2016