The AFL Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program

The AFL Flying Boomerangs Leadership Program recognises not only the football ability but, more importantly, the leadership potential of young men aged between 14 and 16.

Moruya High School Student Treigh Stewart is one of two students chosen for the program which has been running for ten years and is considered a leading pathway program into the AFL system.

It is designed to accelerate the players’ potential through cultural and personal development activities undertaken across two programs throughout the year.

For those selected to be part of the team, it is a wonderful achievement and to keep a place in the program, chosen individuals must maintain high standards of behaviour and attendance at school.

The program is held on the Gold Coast and begins on 3 July. Games will take place throughout the week, along with other components of leadership, team building and cultural activities.

The Flying Boomerangs will play a two-series match against the AFL World Team, which is the national multicultural team, at the NAB U16 Championships. This match gives the participants in the program a great opportunity to gain exposure to the U16 Championships pathway.

Story contributed by Martin Ind from Moruya High School. Story Published in 2016.