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Rookie Me and DraftStar have been working as a synergy since late 2014; and have made the official decision to merge companies, as of 1 October 2015.

DraftStar Academy will now fall under the Rookie Me branded umbrella and its new title will be Rookie Me Academy.

This merger has positioned Rookie Me as the ultimate development pathway. Our aim is to expose you to unique opportunities under the guidance of proven Coaches with real-life experience. From Junior level through to the chance to be Drafted, the Rookie Me Academy is the leader in Football development Australia wide. The team members from both companies will remain the same – it is the notion of one goal, one company. We would like to officially introduce the exclusive Rookie Me Academy pathway program :

To book call - (03) 9020 5655





Under 11 & 12

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JUNIOR Academy

Rookie Me JUNIOR Academy is heavily focused around teaching the fundamental skills of the “game”. Athletes in this age group are required to learn how to consistently execute the critical football skills on field. This program is packed with exciting experiences and drills designed by current AFL stars. We will also introduce healthy eating strategies and some off field tactics – to help build confidence and leadership.

Under 13 & 14

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PRO Academy

Rookie Me PRO Academy is arguably the most important phase of every developing footballer – focusing on the transition from a junior to the next stage of their career as a mature athlete. This Program will teach a more developed skill acquisition, whilst also combining fundamental fitness, understanding how nutrition affects performance, football education and how to learn a game plan.

Under 15 & 16+

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ELITE Academy

Rookie Me ELITE Academy has been designed to focus on unique experiences both on and off the field. At this critical stage of development, education is key, this involves:

-  Understanding your body

-  Pre, during and post game nutrition and food plans

-  How to play a variety of positions

-  How to become a leader

-  Learning about today’s game; and

-  Challenging yourself to step outside your comfort zone.

Once in a lifetime experiences will be offered, whilst also tackling some specific youth topics. This age group is where we find out who really wants to get the most out of their opportunities.

Eligible AFL Draft Age (18 within the calendar year)

Rookie Me AFL Combine Testing

When athletes are aged 18 (or are at an eligible drafting age) a specific number are nominated to participate in the AFL National Draft Combine (Draft Camp).

If you get to this stage and do not receive an official invite, Rookie Me has set up the unique opportunity, where we will run an exclusive Combine of our own.

The results from the event will be shown to AFL Club’s recruiters, just like the nominated athletes in the AFL Draft Camp. So if you believe; that you have skill to play at AFL level and have fallen through the cracks, then this could be your chance!




Joining forces has allowed our team to analyse how best to bring your child/children a more fierce and exciting program, so that they are able to unleash their potential.

Rookie Me’s Head of National Combing Testing and Academy, Robbie Campbell, has designed and will implement upcoming Rookie Me Combine Testing events nationwide and the Rookie Me Academy program.


Rookie Me’s overall core products and services offer an exclusive, unique and superior experience for our athletes, as outlined below:

-  Academy

-  Combine Testing

-  Online System

This year we have three levels of the Rookie Me Academy, please click on the age group relevant to you in the panel above for more information.

To book call - (03) 9020 5655