Established in November 2015, the Australian Rules Academy has been developed by AFL Champion, Simon Black to expose student-athletes to a wide AFL network of elite coaches and players. Combining both technical Australian Rules football with University qualifications in business and sports development, the Academy provides the opportunity to harness students’ potential within the sporting and business industries.
You will receive elite level coaching by current and past Australian Rules players on a daily basis as you take your game to a new level.LEARN MORE
You will study a Diploma of Sports Development (Elite) from our partner Torrens University Australia in Year 1 under the guidance of the SBA Team.LEARN MORE
You will develop valuable personal and life skills, while participating in a leadership programs that will assist you succeed on and off the field.LEARN MORE
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.
These stats clearly show that our coaches know what it takes to make it to the elite level and now they are ready to mentor you through your football journey.
Each of our coaches will be with the athletes every step of the way and will be at the academy the whole time the athletes are in attendance to mentor and guide them both on and off the field.
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.
Upon graduation of the first year Diploma of Sports Development (Elite), you will be able to continue with a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) with an advanced standing.
You will be guided by an exercise physiology team dedicated to ensuring your body reaches its maximum athletic potential.
Students will be enrolled in a Diploma of Sports Development (Elite) delivered by Torrens University Australia in the first year of study.
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.
You will undertake a Level 1 Coaching and Umpiring course, providing you with knowledge and skills required to umpire AFL at a community level.
Simon Black is one of Australian Rules most distinguished football players. 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.