DFS Launches Next Generation Academy

On Monday, July 24, DFS launched the AFL’s ‘Next Generation Academy’ for partner club North Melbourne FC.

The DFS NGA coaches

135 junior players were put through their paces by the DFS Head Coaches, who were assisted by AFLVictoria TAC and AFLVictoria Inter-league Representative coaches.

The weekly 13 session elite development program will be held at Werribee (Galvin Park) and North Melbourne (Arden St Oval).

DFS Director of Coaching, Adrian Talarico, was impressed with the effort and attitude of the NGA players. “They showed a great interest in wanting to learn new skills. They displayed a healthy respect towards their new team-mates and the coaching staff in general. This was a great first session and has layed the foundation for a top-grade junior development program.”

Last year the NMFC (DFS) NGA was noted as the most professional and well designed program. This year is shaping up to be just as good …. if not better.