You’re never too young to impress at a high performance football camp



Cameron Taheny, Anzac Lochowiak and Joshua Shute.

A TRIO of Rostrevor College students – Anzac Lochowiak, Joshua Schute and Cameron Taheny – are among SA’s next generation of AFL prospects.

While the nation’s crop of top talent prepare for this year’s AFL draft on November 22, next year’s best young footballers will take part in their first high performance camp from November 30 to December 4.

Lochowiak, Schute and Taheny, all 17, have been selected in the 30-strong South Australian hub of the AFL Academy, guided by state under-18 coach Tony Bamford.

Versatile Norwood product Taheny was a part of the SA side for the under-18 championships this year. Lochowiak has impressed in both school football and for Sturt, while Schute captained Rostrevor’s first XVIII for much of this season. Under the previous AFL Academy model, 30 players were selected in both the level 1 and 2 squads.

Now 150 players from throughout Australia will get the chance to be a part of five regional programs – SA, Vic Metro, Vic Country, Western Australia and the Allies (Queensland, NSW/ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory).