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Youth Boys Open Athlete Assessment Trials 2021


Youth Boys Open Athlete Assessment Trials 2021

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy are holding Open Athlete Assessment Trials for Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12 boys. 
The assessment will involve a range of AFL skills, athletic tests and activities, with each player receiving an individual feedback report following the assessment.
Following this process the Academy will select players to join the 2022 Swans Academy Program.
We will ensure that our event adheres to the relevant Covid-19 safety guidelines at the time of the assessment trials.  If you or your child feel unwell, or have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please DO NOT attend.
If you are an existing player currently registered with the Swans Academy, you DO NOT need to trial again for the Academy.
IMPORTANT: Please read all the information below before you commence booking, including the frequently asked questions.


U10 Youth Boys (born in 2011) – Tuesday, October 5

U11 Youth Boys (born in 2010) – Wednesday, October 6

U12 Youth Boys (born in 2009) – Thursday, October 7


VENUE: Tramway Oval (opposite the SCG) - Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021

TIME: 4.30pm - 7.00pm 

COST: $50

Note: Payments can be made via Visa or Mastercard and incur a 2.5% service fee. American Express will incur an additional 1.1% surcharge.

Opens:    9am - Friday, 9 July 
Closes:   10am - Monday, 13 September
  • Registration is subject to capacity.
  • Eligibility - players must reside in a Local Government Area  aligned with the Sydney Swans to be eligible for selection in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy program.
  • You will receive an email to confirm your registration, a copy of the terms and conditions, and details of what to wear and bring to the assessment trials.
  • Refunds are NOT available (i.e., injury, illness, registration errors, change of mind, change of date and/or location, etc). Contact the Swans Academy directly if Covid-19 related.
  • Please ensure you select the correct trial date that corresponds with your child's DOB. If your age group is sold out and you purchase tickets in another age group, this will not be refunded and you will be unable to attend the event.


ASSESSMENT REPORT: All players will receive an assessment report via email, which will state whether they have been selected to to join the 2022 Swans Academy Program.


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Do I have to register and pay for the event online?

Yes, players must register and pay online using this website if they wish to participate in the event. Payments cannot be made over the phone or in person. Registrations close Monday 13 September (unless sold out earlier) and no further registrations will be taken after this date.

Do I need to reside in the Swans Academy zone to be selected?

Yes, only players who reside in the Swans Academy zone can be selected in the program. Academy zones in NSW are based on Local Government Areas provided in this link.

Am I the right age to enter the event?

Yes, if you are born in 2009, 2010 and 2011 you can register for the event.  Players not born in those years who register will NOT be eligible to participate and will NOT receive a refund.

I can't attend the trial date for the player's age group, can I trial on another date?

No, there are no opportunities for further trials in 2021 if you are unable to attend the scheduled date for the player's age group.

What are my parking/transport options for getting to and from the event?

There is two hours free parking in the Entertainment Quarter carpark, which is accessed via Lang Rd, Moore Park. Alternatively, there is limited metered parking along Driver Avenue.

The closest train station is Central and the closet bus stop is located near Sydney Boys High School along Anzac Parade.  The new light rail has a stop adjacent to Tramway Oval (Moore Park Stop).

What do I need to bring to the event?

Players must wear a plain white t-shirt, black shortsblack socks and football boots to the event. Alternatively, a plain white long sleeve tee can be worn. 

Players must bring: a water bottle, ventolin (if required)

When do I find out if a player has been selected for the 2022 Academy program?

Players will receive a feedback report after the assessment, players will be notified if they are selected to join the 2022 Academy program.

Will the event go ahead in wet weather?

The event is unlikely to go ahead in wet weather. If the event is cancelled due to wet weather, an alternate trial date will be provided. There are no refunds available if the event is rescheduled due to wet weather and you are unable to attend the new trial date. Call (02) 9157 5020 and follow the prompts for the latest wet weather updates.