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The North Adelaide Football Club Youth Development area is instrumental in teaching children from the age of 5 through to 19 the skills of football. The team consists of Neil Sanders, Football Development Manager, supported by Jason Rivett, the SANFL Metropolitan Development Coordinator and Craig Oliphant, Country Development Coordinator
Click on the links below to Download the 2017 Country or Metro Information Booklets:
Country Info Booklet
Metro Info Booklet 2017
2017 Coaches & Staff
Under 18's Coach Jason Blair
Assistant Coach Nigel Beneke
Assistant Coach Jason Rivett
Team Manager Peter South / Karl Christ
Under 16's Coach Nigel Beneke
Assistant Coach David Bean
Assistant Coach Scott Uppington Team Manager
U16 & U18 Trainers:
Physio Chloe Parslow
Head Trainer Tayla Ling
Trainer Lisa McMurtrie
Trainer Chloe Smith
Strength & Conditioning Coach Matt D’aloia
Under 15 Coach Scott Uppington
Assistant Coach Graeme Kellett
Team Manager Mark Northway
Under 14 Coach Jason Rivett
Assistant Coach Peter Corrie
Under 13 Coach Leon Minervini
Port Augusta Squad Coach Robert Laube
Port Pirie Squad Coach Richard Cable
Northern Areas Squad Coach Marty Keller & Joel Head
Whyalla Squad Coach Jarrod Starkey
NAFC Under 17 Country Youth Coach Robert Laube & Robert Ashton
NAFC Under 15 Country Coach Marty Keller & Richard Cable
Canteen Manager Pauline Bowen
Auskick Manager Phil Picone
Mini League Manager Phil Picone
Boys and girls up to 8 years of age, have you ever wanted to learn how to play the game of football? If so, then Auskick is for you. Auskick is the perfect introduction to the great game of Australian Football. The program is based on a weekly coaching program that focuses on teaching the skills and the basics of the game through appropriately modified activities and rules.
The emphasis is on providing a fun and safe environment for both kids and parents. The skills learnt at Auskick are a valuable introduction to ultimately playing the game at clubs and schools. Auskick is a 9 week program, with many centres located around the North Adelaide Football Club zone. In addition you will also receive a benefits pack, packed full of goodies, with your very own football, to continue practicing all the skills learnt in Auskick.
Contact Jason Rivett on 0405 455 585 for start times and Coordinators details, or if you wish to start a centre at your school / club. To register online visit www.aflauskick.com.au
Mini League consists of two teams within the NAFC promotional zone playing against each other at half time of the league game at Prospect Oval, and is for year 6/7 students. Schools and clubs are rostered from year to year in order to facilitate the large numbers within the zone. We try to accommodate everyone, but with 10 home games a year it can sometimes be quite difficult. If you would like to participate ask your P.E. teacher to contact the club. The Mini League Manager is Phil Picone.
2015 Schools participating in the program: Walkerville FC, Nailsworth (all girls), Klemzig (all girls) Rosary (all girls) Wandana, Blackfriars, Ingle Farm FC, Nailsworth, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Northern Areas, Whyalla, Northfield.
5 spots remain if you are interested….
Little League - 5 schools/clubs per year with students from year 6/7 get the chance to play at half time of an AFL game. This is done on a rotational basis with our Country Zone.
Students in Year 2/3, 4/5, & 6/7 have the opportunity to participate in a modified rules school competition. This competition is focused on promoting enjoyment and fair play, as well as learning and skill development, but importantly it is all about having fun, and getting a kick. Schools in the North Adelaide Metropolitan zone are encouraged to participate in this competition that takes place on a Saturday morning. Schools can combine to make one team.
If your school wishes to be part of this competition please contact Jason Rivett (NAFC D.O) on 0405 455 585.
Female Football is back for Season 2016! Teams are coached by Roosters Senior Players Mitch Clisby, Alex Barns, Mitch Harvey and are co-ordinated by Jordie McKenzie.
The Under 14 competition is for players born in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and the Under 16 competition is for players born in 2000 and 2001.
A four game season commencing on the 28th of August.
Tuesday Nights August 9th, 16th & 23rd
Prospect Oval from 4:30pm-5:30pm
No football experience is necessary!
Click here to fill out a Registration form today!
Registration is $120 including:
Match Day Jacket
NAFC Junior Membership
North Adelaide Football Club will operate an elite development school which will complement our existing squad program. Over the years the most frustrating aspect of our great game is the lack of individual coaching at an appropriate age. In most other sports, the ratio of coach to player is much lower than the typical Australian Football Model. In addition we shall provide practical coaching sessions to better equip aspiring coaches who have passed their mandatory qualification as required by the SANFL. Finally, we shall provide Club Administration consultancy to assist Community Football Clubs in terms of modelling and structures. Grassroots football must be afforded every opportunity to thrive.
On Monday July 10th and Tuesday July 11th the North Adelaide FC ran our yearly Footy School Holiday Clinics.
Clinics are completely run by NAFC League players.
This year we had 6 of our Senior Male League player including Captain Mitch Clisby. We were also fortunate enough to have 3 of our Senior Female League players, including our Women’s team Captain Jess Edwards.
The two days consisted of the kids mixing in the players and creating a close relationship with them; the kids learnt new skills and played a mixture of fun games.
It was a very successful two days with some great positive feedback coming from parents and kids.
As part of the clinic all children get a NAFC training polo (as you can see in the photo above) and a junior membership.
We would like to thank all kids for coming out and their parents for braving the cold and brining them along! We also thank our players for their efforts in running the clinics for the kids.
North Adelaide Football School will be back again next year in the April and July school holidays.
North Adelaide Football Club Development Officer