West Adelaide Football Club Riverland Academy

Published on: Nov 21 2014 | Author: admin |

This weekend starts a new development program in our great Riverland breeding ground with the first session of the Riverland Academy taking place at the Loxton Football Club.

This weekend starts a new development program in our great Riverland breeding ground with the first session of the Riverland Academy taking place at the Loxton Football Club.

Around 40 Riverland and some Mallee based footballers will this Sunday take part in a session from Senior coach Mark Mickan and Riverland based coach Tim Jackson. Tim will attend every session and will assist in the management and coaching of the program.

The purpose of the Academy is to add to the quality coaching the Riverland lads are already receiving by creating opportunities for them to improve:

  • football skills
  • decision making under pressure
  • Game sense
  • Fitness

The academy increases the West Adelaide Football Club’s presence in the Riverland. It also adds to the WAFC’s talent identification network creating further links between Riverland and Mallee young players, parents, coaches and West Adelaide Football Club Coaches and Players.

The Riverland and Mallee have been wonderful sources of player talent over a long period of time, producing many players that have played for WAFC including current players Josh Schiller, Aaron Fielke, Lachlan Jennings, Kane Pedler, Kale Trussell, 2014 Allan Stewart medallist Sam Durdin and 2014 Steve Hamra medallist Jonathan Beech. Through participation in the Elite Development Program and the Academy the WAFC hopes to provide SANFL playing opportunities for as many talented country juniors as possible. Perhaps most importantly the West Adelaide Football Club, by combining with the Riverland clubs in this initiative desires to help improve the quality of football playing ability and assist Riverland talent to be the best players they can be.

Josh Schiller

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