AFL & AFLW Football Academy

Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School AFL & AFLW Football Academy officially commenced in Semester 2,2017. The inaugural AFL/W Academy members were celebrated and officially recognized at the AFL/W Academy Launch held on Tuesday 13 June. Students were presented with a certificate of congratulations and their own SJGS AFL/W Polo shirt.

Students were lucky enough to also have the opportunity to ask West Coast Eagles player Jordan Snadden, head of the AFL/W Academy James Bristow and female football players Caitlyn Edwards, Brianna Green and Gabby O'Sullivan questions regarding what its like to play AFL/W in the WAFL. AFLW and AFL in a Q & A.

The year 11 & 12 hospitality students went above and beyond in catering for the event, a huge thank you to those students and Mrs Gillian Hills our wonderful Hospitality teacher.


Expression of interest forms and further information for entry into the AFL/W Academy in 2019 are available here

As part of the application process students are required to attend a trial to assess their skill level.

Trials next will be held at Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School on Tuesday 10 April for all girls and Wednesday 11 April for all boys from 4pm – 5:30pm.

Students are asked to enter the school via reception and proceed to meet Mr James Bristow and Mr Mike Jenzen in the Wellstrand Centre (Gym).

Students are required to wear PE uniform (or suitable AFL shorts) with Football boots. Football jumpers will be provided, with each student provided a specific number. Students are asked to bring a water bottle with them on the day.

These trials will include skills testing and game simulations to assess the capacity of your ability which will be used to determine potential scholarships towards school tuition.

Information about the outcomes of the trials will be sent out within two weeks of the trials.

Unsuccessful students will be notified and provided with feedback on areas for improvement.

Successful students will receive further information regarding the next phase of their enrolment in to Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School and the AFL/W Academy. Student may commence prior to 2019 if successful.  It is suggested that you also attend a School tour to become familiar with the school and options available. School tour dates can be found here. 

Any further queries or questions please feel free to contact James Bristow or Olivia Sherlock at or on 9526 5000.

What is an Academy?

An academy is a high quality, specialised course of study that seeks to motivate, engage and inspire participants in their area of passion. Aims of the two academies include; the development of lifelong healthy attitudes to physical health and activity, leadership, self-discipline as well as the desire to achieve excellence in all areas of their schooling. Students will also have the opportunity to explore future pathways in the sporting industry.

What does it mean to be part of the SJGS Football Academy?

Students in year 5 - 8 will receive 2 specialist sessions per week in Australian Rules Football. These sessions will follow a strategic plan that aims to build students skills, game sense and professionalism within the game of AFL. It provides students with the opportunity to have access to elite coaches who will develop the skills required to succeed in the sport.

Students are expected to represent SJGS at all AFL competitions held throughout the school year; both in and out of school hours.   There will be a progression from the year 7 & 8 program into the Senior School as the students progress with their schooling.


Cnr Bishop and Soldiers Roads
Mundijong, Western Australia

Locked Bag 1
Mundijong WA 6123

PHONE (+61 8) 9526 5000
FAX (+61 8) 9525 9130