One of the most eagerly awaited events on the QBE Swans Academy calendar – the Open Assessment Trials for new players – will move to a revamped two-phase system this year.
The Youth Boys Trials, held every year since 2011 for players aged 9 to 12, are the main selection pathway for young footballers to join the Swans Academy.
This year there are no restrictions on the number of players who can register for the Youth Boys Trials, but successful players will have to participate in two selection days.
The first phase trials are at Tramway Oval on Driver Ave opposite the SCG on these dates:
U10 Youth Boys (born in 2011) – Monday, August 9, 2021, 4.30pm-7pm
U11 Youth Boys (born in 2010) – Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 4.30pm-7pm
U12 Youth Boys (born in 2009) – Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 4.30pm-7pm
Note: Trials for female players have been held for the past four years and more information on the 2021 Youth Girls Trials will be provided at a later date.
Click here to read more and register your interest for these trial.
Newtown Swans support for our player success at these trials
To support our players, the Club is planning to run training sessions with Jesse Aish. Jesse will provide insight in to the skills the Sydney Swans Academy is looking for, and help with drills. More to follow on this when we can get back to training.