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The Australian Rules Academy offers


Train and play footy full-time while you receive business and fitness accreditations, 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.

Business Studies

Students will undertake business studies, which will introduce them to professional sports and business marketing, administration and management.  

Options Upon Graduation

Successful graduation from the Simon Black Academy will open possible education and career options across sports, fitness and business industries.

Fitness and First Aid Accreditations 

You can undertake a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Senior First Aid and become a fully qualified Personal Trainer

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 all and designed by Simon Black to help you become an elite footballer while you complete further study.

Take your footy to next level

About the Academy


Now is your chance to be part of Australia's first private Footy Academy. Register now by entering your details on the form on screen

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You don’t have to be an elite footballer. This 12 month program is designed to help you become an elite footballer while you further your study.

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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 students 16+ year olds who have left high school want to complete further study while following their football passion. If you are aged 16+ years old this is the ideal government approved course for you.

Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning

Steve Nance and his team will be your Exercise Physiology & Strength & Conditioning team to 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 is a 12 month, 4 day-a-week program designed to take your game to the next level. While you train, you will study to achieve business accreditations. You will also study to achieve Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness.

Positions for the 2017 SEPTEMBER Academy are now available but will fill fast. Submit your details on screen for more information and we will be in contact.

Simon black celebrating with the boys


After 19 years at the Brisbane Lions, Simon decided that the end of the 2016 season was the right time to step away from his role as Midfield Coach and focus on The Simon Black Australian Rules Academy.

There has been no better time to take your game to the next level! 

Now is YOUR opportunity to learn from the absolute best!


Simon Black To Focus On Academy 

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