U17 Youth Championships

The Under 17’s Youth Championships provides young talented footballers in both our country and metro zones the opportunity to represent the Eagles at U17 level. The Championships in July serve as a major pathway for players into our Under 18’s program the following season.


The Bub Smith program provides young talented footballers in our Regional zone the opportunity to represent the Eagles at U15 level. Players are selected from the U14 and U15 central zone carnivals proceeding the Under 15 Championships in July.

The program introduces players and parents to the Club for the first time and players are put through training sessions before a squad is selected to represent the Eagles Football Clubs country zone in the U15 intra state championships held in the July school holidays.


Part of the identification process for our talent squads is local clubs within the Eagles metropolitan zone nominate their most talented players to be part of the Clubs Youth Talent Squads. The program runs for 8 – 10 weeks which involves training sessions at Woodville Oval and games against other SANFL Club Talent Squads. The Under 15 squad culminates into the selection of a 25 man squad that participate in the Under 15 Intra State Championships played in July.