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Brisbane Lions Hyundai Help for Kids Talent Identification

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About Talent ID
Elite Talent Search
Talent ID Camps


The Hyundai Help For Kids Lions Academy aims to identify talented players as young as 12 years of age.  Players identified at Talent ID Camps and singed to the Academy are exposed to elite training and coaching aimed to take their development through to drafting age for the NAB Draft and NAB Rookie Draft.

Players without an AFL background still have the opportunity to join the academy through the Athlete Rookie Search program.  Run in conjunction with AFL Queensland, this program aims to give athletes from all sports the opportunity to access elite player pathways in AFL.

Athletes are identified by our Talent Identification Officers and then tested for key athletic attributes and skills required to become an elite AFL player.

Find out when our next Talent ID Camps is being held

Elite Talent Search

The Hyundai Help For Kids Lions Academy prepares talented athletes from a range of backgrounds to play AFL at an elite level, where successful graduating players advance onto the Brisbane Lions list.

Elite Talent Search is a talent identification program run by the Academy in conjunction with AFL Queensland, to seek out highly gifted athletes from all sporting backgrounds, and provide invaluable pathways, learning opportunities, and access to elite player training programs. Participants are those identified with exceptional potential, and will be tested for key athletic attributes and skills that are necessary to ‘make it to the top’ in AFL football.

Once identified as a potential candidate, athletes go through 4 easy stages:

Test your skills and athletic ability at one of our Information and Testing Sessions

Stage 2
Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy. Find out more about the Academy

Stage 3
Play with us! AFLQ 'Scorpions' State U18/U16 Squads

Stage 4
Could you be QLD's next AFL superstar? Potential to be listed with the Brisbane Lions

Don't miss our on your chance to develop your natural talent with leaders in professional coaching and sports science experts.

Register your interest in our Elite Talent Search Program

Talent ID Camps

The Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy is on the search for the very best talent in their Academy Zones. The Talent ID Camps provides the opportunity for participants aged between 12 and 16 years who are not already in the Academy to display their talent and potentially be selected into the Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy.

Players including Jono Freeman, Liam Dawson, Archie Smith, Ben Keays, Eric Hipwood, Reuben William, Matthew Hammelmann and Harris Andrews have all been drafted to the Brisbane Lions after coming up through the Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy.

Age: U12, U13, U14, U15 (must be born between 2000 – 2004)
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, 6 & 7 July
Venue: Giffin park, Coorparoo
Times: 8.30am - 3.00pm each day
Cost: $200

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