Game Development Academies

Naitanui Academy

Eligibility and Zones

  • Players aged between 11-18 years (Born 2003 - 2010)
  • Players residing in metro zones aligned to East Perth, Perth, Subiaco and Swan Districts
  • Players residing in regional zones aligned to East Perth, Perth, Subiaco, Swan Districts and Claremont’s Great Southern district.

Whilst we embrace participation from players of ALL backgrounds, we can gain draft concessions for players of designated ethnic heritage under AFL rules:

  • African / Asian – where a player or parent is born in an African or Asian country
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) – where a player or both parents are born in a non-English speaking country
  • Indigenous – where a player identifies as indigenous and lives in our aligned Pilbara zone

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  • In School training programs in selected High Schools
  • After School training programs in each of our regional hubs
  • The Naitanui Cup for selected players as the culmination of school programs
  • Inclusion Squad Training for all registered players, usually in school holidays
  • Squad training for invited players
  • Regional training
  • AFL Curtain Raisers and other scratch matches


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