State Academies

WA State Academy 

The WA State Academy program is a professional football environment that focuses on individual player development. It is centered on the development of the person and their ability to contribute in a team environment.

The male and female Academies are divided into separate but closely aligned programs. The WA 16's State Academy is designed for players aged 16 and serves as the initial introduction to a state-based elite football program. The WA 18's State Academy is the next phase of the Academy journey and caters to 17, 18, and 19-year-olds.

Both the 16s and 18s teams represent WA in the national championships against other Division 1 teams across Australia.

WA State Academy -  Objectives 

  • To select players with the attributes and potential to progress to senior football (AFL/WAFL).
  • To develop the player and the person, both on and off the field.
  • Deliver an environment that helps the team and the individuals to perform to their absolute best.
  • Provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for staff, players, and families.

WA Male Talent Academy - Staff

Adam Jones – State Talent Manager

Marc Webb – State 18s Coach 

Michael Glassborow – State 16s Coach 

Zoe Bain – Talent Programs Coordinator

Lee Walker  – Player Wellbeing Coordinator

Jamie Douse  – Athlete Development Coordinator

Nick Caputi - Medical Manager 

WA Female Talent Academy - Staff

Trent Cooper – State Female Talent Manager

Beau McDonald  – State 18s Coach 

TBC  – State 16s Coach 

Elly Lambkin –Talent Specialist - Female Programs

Ellie Brown – Player Wellbeing Coordinator

Jamie Douse  – Athlete Development Coordinator

Bea Devlyn - 18s Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Nick Caputi - Medical Manager