It is with great excitement to again see so many young Bombers making their mark and having the opportunity to realise their AFL dreams.
Zach Youlten is the latest to show his wares at the academy where he is making waves after only recently joining the training group. Zach was this year coached by James Brain and was invited to join the academy after a training session with Stevie J during the finals series. Stevie was so impressed with what he saw at training that he reported this directly to the Swans Academy and the rest is as they say history.
In 2019 we are again assembling a fantastic coaching structure which will again include an array of highly experienced and senior coaches. We will continue to have people like Stevie J involved and can confirm that James Brain has again signed on to coach the under 17s, Izzy Rudolph the under 18 girls and Holly Graham the under 16 girls. This coaches are all directly involved in senior coaching at AFL clubs and in the AFLSJ program working of the AFL so I consider ourselves very fortunate.
At this stage it looks as though the Bombers will field a record number of division one sides across the boys and girls competitions in 2019.
As always the club is working hard to ensure that every boy and girl who wants to play is playing in the right division and has maximum enjoyment of the game.
I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
VP Coaching and Operations.