Queensland’s Schools of AFL Excellence are some of our best breeding grounds for future talent and draftees, and last week AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou got an insight to how they operate.
During a busy Draft schedule for the CEO, Demetriou visited the Gold Coast’s Palm Beach Currumbin State High School and met with their Principal, Head of Sport and Head of AFL, as well as Helensvale State High School’s corresponding staff, and Benowa State High AFL parents.
It was a chance for the Gold Coast schools to talk about their programs and environments, as well as look to the future in becoming our main source of potential future draftees
Organised by AFL Queensland CEO, Michael Conlan, the light shone on the schools’ AFL programs and visions for increasing talent outcomes down the track.
PBC and Helensvale AFL Captains also got a chance to talk about their enjoyment and achievements with their respective programs, to which Demetriou congratulated them on upholding strong values, a firm focus for all AFL clubs.
Queensland currently has eleven schools offering an AFL Excellence program, with Springfield’s Woodcrest State College to commence in 2014.