We were delighted to be able to conduct our Young Bloods Academy in it’s first year under a new name and revised format.
The Academy is designed to bring talented footballers from our country and city zones to West Adelaide and allows us to gain an insight into potential future footballers at our club.
The country academy has also recommenced after a slight delay due to COVID-19 restrictions.
City trials have recently taken place and players have been put through physical testing, game-based training drills as well as an internal trial match with their peers. Current West Adelaide Under 18 and League players assisted with coaching throughout the program.
Importantly, the revised format of our Academy will provide us with the opportunity to conduct ongoing development work with these players to give them the best possible chance of reaching their goals.
We would like to thank our locally zoned clubs who have assisted with the identification and nomination of players for the trials. The overall standard has been very pleasing to see.
Thank you to our Community Partner Weeks Building Group for supporting the Young Bloods Academy.
Paul Streatfield – Talent Manager and Under 18 Coach