The aim of the Maribyrnong College Football Program is to develop a training schedule to assist elite Victorian junior football players in their pathway towards TAC, VFL and AFL representation.
To develop talented young football players through:
"Best Practice" quality coaching
Providing a safe and productive learning environment
Dynamic training programs
To develop young people who can balance sporting and academic performance
The program aims to develop skills within an integrated learning environment. The young players refine technical skills, decision-making skills and game strategies through ball-centred activities and modified games whilst accessing athlete services in Physical preparation, Performance and video analysis, Sports Psychology and Sports Medicine.
Maribyrnong College Gym and Sporting Fields
Ryan O’Keefe - AFL Program Head Coach. AFL Level 4 Coach. Two time premiership player with the Sydney Swans (2005,2012) and Norm Smith Medal winner (2012). In October 2014, Ryan was appointed as a midfield development coach at Adelaide to begin his coaching career. In November 2016, he was appointed as coach of the club's SANFL team.
Leon Harris - AFL High Performance Coach, Level 3 Coach, AFL assistant Coach Fitzroy, Vic Country Un 18/16 Head Coach, past Maribyrnong Sports Academy Head Coach, Mngr AFL Level 2 Academy. Current AFL recruiter with Brisbane Lions.
Scott Lucas - Level 2 coach and Essendon premiership player. Scott is a two time best and fairest at the Bombers, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our program having played 270 AFL games. He is a current player manager at Phoenix management group.
Bree White - AFLW Coach. Inaugural AFLW player with Collingwood. Currently a development coach with the Western Bulldogs and VFLW Assistant Coach.
Andrew Komp - MSA AFL Coach since 2009, Level two AFL coach, former East Perth FC Development Manager/Football Operations
Martin Walsh - AFL Technical Teacher/Coach.
Maribyrnong Sports Academy thanks their sporting partners for their support