Dolphins Academy


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Each player will be assessed on his progress in these three areas mid-year and at the end of the season.


      • 80 hopefuls will complete a train & trial prior to the official pre-season starting

      • 6-8 players will be asked to train on with the main VFL squad and a number of others will assist in making up the Dolphins Academy for season 2023.

      • Our expectation is that several players from the Player Academy will transition onto the primary VFL competition list at Frankston each year.

      • The initial intake is 20 players from our primary recruiting areas. Each week on a rotating basis, 5 academy members join the full Frankston FC senior squad for Tuesday night training, meaning each academy member would do this once every 4 weeks.

      • Academy members will also attend AFL games with a Frankston FC coach for role modelling exercises to identify like players at the AFL level and closely observe how they play.

      • Each Academy member will be invited into the Frankston Football Club preseason program for the 2023 season.

      Jaxon Mead
      Bohdie Lambert
      Rueben Hanson
      Josh Smith
      Josh Mountner
      Chris Buttner
      Liam Loverso
      Julian Calligari
      Jackson Winter
      Harry McKenzie
      Campbell Tweedie
      Zac Clarke
      Nate Pipicelli
      Will Green
      Jonah Lenton
      Liam Hewett
      Sam Rogers
      Ethan Wright
      Sam McKinder
      Jarrad Gatt
      Christian Algeri