Victor Harbor High School’s Dylan Kleinig was invited to Port Adelaide Football Club's Elite Talent Next Generation Academy.
The Victor Harbor senior colt, captain of the Great Southern under 15 association team and part of the school’s AFL Academy Program, Dylan is a sporting talent, who has been recognised by the Port Adelaide Football Club.
“I had the opportunity to train at the AFL club’s training centre at Alberton Oval and it was a fantastic experience,” Dylan said.
The whole program is all about what it takes to get to the next level AFL. I’m really excited for the challenges that are coming up and am grateful at having the opportunity to take part in this academy and training at Port Power,” Dylan said.
The program is aimed at providing the most talented male footballers from under 13 to under 15 grades at Port Adelaide's aligned SANFL clubs to experience what is required to go to the next level in their football.
“This program takes training to the next level, hones athlete awareness around elite behaviours, nutrition, strength and conditioning, goal-setting and skill development,” Victor Harbor High School AFL Academy director Paul Loughhead said.
“Being invited to an Elite Academy within the AFL system is great recognition of the hard work and commitment Dylan has demonstrated over the last two years. Dylan expressed his enthusiasm of being invited to the Academy by stating he wants to get as much as possible from it, especially in the nutrition and strength and conditioning areas.
“His mindset has certainly matured and this highlights his dedication to seeing how far he can take his talents. I know the school football program is very supportive of Dylan and being with other high-end talented athletes will drive him to further success.”
The program commenced at the beginning of August for five weeks and leads onto the South Adelaide under 16 competition in 2018.
The Victor Harbor High School AFL Academy is delivered through the Australian Curriculum for students with a personal interest of an AFL pathway. It is a mixed gender program so both boys and girls have the opportunity to pursue their interest in playing, refereeing, managing and officiating the sport.
This program includes training/accreditation opportunities, a career path component in the sports industry and strong community links with the South Adelaide Football Club and SANFL.
The program is for Year 8 and 9 students and designed to prepare the player with the knowledge and competency of the technical fundamentals of the game of AFL.
For further information, contact Paul Loughhead on 8551 1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org