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The Australian Rules Academy Offers


Train and play footy full-time while you study to receive a University Degree along with elite training and guidance from current & past AFL players and coaches .  


Limited places available.


Elite Coaching

You will receive elite level coaching by current and past Australian Rules Players on a weekly basis as you take your game to a new level.

Diploma of Sports Development

Student's will be enrolled in a Diploma of Sports Development delivered by Torrens University Australia in the first year of study.  

Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)

Upon graduation of the first year Diploma of Sports Development, you will be able to continue with a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management).

Personal Development Programs 

On top of our football, strength & conditioning and education programs, students will also participate in personal development workshops that focus on leadership, goal-setting and resilience.

About Simon Black – Elite AFL Star

Simon Black is one of Australian Rules most distinguished footballers. Simon played 322 games at the elite level for Brisbane Lions over 16 seasons (1998 and 2013). Regarded as one of the best mid-fielders of the modern era, Simon is a Brownlow Medallist (2002) and played in the Lions 3 consecutive premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003. As an All-Australian and ex-Captain of the Brisbane Lions, Simon knows what it takes to succeed in both sport and life. Here is your chance to learn from the best. Pty Ltd © 2017 All rights reserved

You don’t have to be an elite footballer. The academy is open to Males & Females and designed by Simon Black to help you become an elite footballer while you complete further study.

Combine Footy with University

About the Academy


Now is your chance to be part of Australia's only full time Footy Academy. 

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Don’t Delay!

You don’t have to be an elite footballer. This athletic program is designed to help you become an elite footballer while you study to achieve your uni degree.

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The Academy is open to all and NOT restricted to elite players. The program is designed to develop you into an elite player.  Each day you will participate in football skills related training, strength and speed training, nutrition and wellbeing programs, in conjunction with weekly business and fitness study in a flexible learning environment. 

Take your game, and your study to the next level.


The Simon Black Australian Rules Academy is open to MALES & FEMALES 17+ year who have finished secondary school and want to complete University while following their football passion. 

Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning

Academy Strength & Conditioning Coaches will provide student athletes with individualised programs ensure max performance.

Level 1 Coaching & Umpiring Accreditation

You will receive a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation - start your path to coaching along with a Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation - learn how to become a match official.

Your Future Starts Here

This 4 day-a-week program designed to take your game to the next level. While you train, you will study to achieve a Diploma of Sports Development (Year 1) and then onto Bachelor of Business (Sports Managment) .

Positions for the 2018 Academy are now available but will fill fast. Submit your details on screen for more information and we will be in contact.

The Simon Black Academy is proud to announce our collaboration with Torrens University Australia.

Torrens University Australia will provide the Academy's student-athletes with a Diploma of Sports Development (Year 1).

Student-athletes will also have the ability to continue, with advanced standing, on to a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) in years 2 and 3, while continuing the athletic program.

Torrens University Collaboration 

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students to pay their tuition fees. Eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime. 

For 2017, the FEE HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. The FEE-HELP limit is indexed on 1 January each year (as measured by the CPI index). A loan fee of 25% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study only. Indexation and the loan fee do not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2015-16 is $54,126.

FEE HELP Available


Congratulations to Tom Murphy who is the Simon Black Academy's first ever AFL draftee.

Tommy joined the Academy at the start of 2017 to help develop his game while also undertaking university studies.

Watch the video to hear more about the Academy and how it helped Tom reach his goals on and off the field.

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