No ATAR required to join the Simon Black Academy.
Potential students will be assessed on an individual basis. The enrolment process consists of:
We highly encourage students to come and join us for a day at the Australian Rules Academy before they formally enrol.
Once a student has been accepted in to the program, they will be run through fitness testing to establish physical baseline and undergo a goal setting session.
The Academy adopts a holistic approach to training. This consists of skills training, game education, recovery, weights, strength training, conditioning training and sprint training as well as an elite nutrition program.
Athletes are also given personalised programs to aid recovery and preparation to help achieve personal fitness goals.
Yes, the Academy is designed to complement your commitments with your local clubs with the results being showcased on game day.
Coaches will make sure that athletes are not being overloaded between our program and the local club football.
Our athletes will not be lost in the crowd. There are limited places available for the Australian Rules Academy for this exact reason. Each athlete’s development is crucial to us.
The Academy football program has been developed by Simon Black in conjunction with elite AFL players. Academy students will be exposed to the same professional, full-time training as the professional Australian Rules players.
The Academy Skills Program will focus on the following core elements:
The Simon Black Australian Rules Academy is designed to make our student-athletes job-ready upon graduation from the Academy.
Studying at the Academy gives you the opportunity to turn your passion into a career.
These are just some of the career opportunities that being a part of the Academy can provide you throughout the 12 months.
Work experience, guest speakers and careers counselors will also be provided to you to give you a clear career path upon graduation.
Simon Black Academy students will be enrolled and treated as students of Torrens University Australia. This means they will have access to all Torrens’ campuses around Australia.
These campuses provide access to:
On top of this, the Simon Black Academy is will bring in industry professionals as ‘Study Coaches’ to make sure your child isn’t left behind in the study component of the course
Nationally Recognised Courses
In addition, the Academy also offers participants the opportunity to undertake the following Nationally Recognised courses:
Employment Opportunities during the Academy Program
The Simon Black Australian Rules Academy is designed to simulate an AFL environment while also giving you qualifications and accreditations to turn your experience and passion into a career.
Simon Black is the brain behind our elite football program. You will have the opportunity to experience the most important aspects of an AFL program. This includes: strength and conditioning, fitness testing, game sense and strategy, AFL training drills and much more.
The Academy’s education program is not like high school. You will be part of a team both on and off the field. As with a football club, all the players are in it together and you won’t be left behind during training or study. You will be provided with expert business and fitness coaches that will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are getting the most out of the program.
Torrens University Australia offers a range of career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs In Business, Sports Development and Sports Management for study on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. Torrens University’s campuses can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and is led by a team of research- and career-oriented academic staff who, combined with a carefully selected group of global industry partners, help students to bridge the gap between study and work.
Torrens University Australia is part of the global Laureate International Universities network, with more than 1,000,000+ students at 70 institutions in 25 countries.
Together, the Simon Black Academy and Torrens University Australia are changing the sports-education game!