March 2021

Month

2021 saw The Academy, in partnership with GOTAFE, expand into Victoria’s north-east region with the opening of the first Wangaratta campus. Identified as a region burgeoning with families that live and breathe football, with young players that align closely with the purpose and mission of The Academy, Wangaratta presented itself as a perfect fit for...
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Some of The Academy’s greatest assets is each and every student that pulls on their uniform and gives their all to the experience. One of those students is Year 12 Geelong campus student, Joseph Heffernan. We caught up with Joey and let him tell us a bit more about himself and what he likes about...
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“Boys battle their businesses for a cause” Every year, one of the most popular tasks that year 12s students complete across all campuses is Battle of the Business in their Real World (Personal Development) subject. In this task, students work in groups to form a fictional company with the objective to raise awareness and fund-raise...
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Steering the first class of the new Wangaratta campus is the North-East region well-loved coach/teacher/mentor, Justin McMahon. We caught up with Justin to ask a few questions about his background in both the football and education industry and find out what drew him to take on such an important role at The Academy. The Academy:...
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“Academy Athlete – re-inventing the way to measure students’ progress” At The Academy we are redefining the way we profile young athletes. Academy Athlete has been specifically designed to better reflect and measure students’ progress in the fundamentals of AFL. Twice a year students participate in athletic profiling measures equivalent to what is seen at...
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RICHMOND premiership defender Alex Rance will team up with the Murray Bushrangers to run a testing trial day next week to help select the club’s 2021 under 16-boys squad. Rance founded The Academy, a year 11 and 12 full time education program centered around Australian rules football that sees students graduate with a Victoria Certificate...
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