Rostrevor College Football Program

Developing the AFL and SANFL stars of the future

Rostrevor's Football Program integrates with the College Curriculum to develop talented young players and help them reach their full potential.


Rostrevor has a strong and enduring tradition of supporting and developing quality footballers and has seen nine graduates drafted to AFL clubs in the past five years, including recent graduates Hugh Jackson (Port Adelaide) and 2021 Deputy Head Prefect Alastair Lord (Essendon).

At Rostrevor, we understand there’s more to being an elite athlete than just training and playing so it is vital that the program adopts a holistic approach to each student’s academic, football and personal development. 

 

Rostrevor’s Football Program strives to:

·       Develop players that go on to play AFL, SANFL or be exceptional local footballers;

·       Create long-term opportunities for graduates to be involved with Football not only as a player but coach, umpire or administrator; and

·       Cement and strengthen Rostrevor’s place as one of South Australia’s leading football Colleges.


Technique & Skills

  • Workshop analysis to complement Club training
  • Management of physical training loads
  • Club respect and integration

Strength & conditioning

  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention
  • Recovery

Leadership Development

  • Resilience
  • Values
  • Ethics

Game, tactics &
strategy

  • Video
  • Workshops
  • Statistics

Club Representation

In addition to our successful College teams, our players represent clubs including Adelaide United, North Eastern Metrostars, Campbelltown City, Modbury Jets, Adelaide Blue Eagles with many strong connections between our College and Adelaide's soccer elite.

Each week in winter, Rostrevor fields six Junior Year teams, starting from Year 2, and an impressive 12 sides in from our Middle and Senior years, including our dominant Firxt XI team featuring five NPL players.

Professional Coaching

James Allan

Mr Allan is Rostrevor College's Director of Football with an outstanding sporting resume. He is a three-time winner of the SANFL's highest individual honour, the Magarey Medal. In addition to coaching the First XVIII, Mr Allan oversees the entire Football Program at Rostrevor ensuring skills development and opportunity for participation across all levels and age groups.

Mr Allan teaches Health & Physical Education, Mathematics and Science in the Middle and Senior Years.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Norwood FC Premiership Player 2014
  • North Adelaide Football Club Best & Fairest 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
  • North Adelaide Football Club Captain 2012
  • Magarey Medallist 2007, 2010, 2011
  • Norwood FC U18 Coach 2018, 2019

Football Success

Rostrevor has had nine graduates drafted to AFL clubs in the past five years and is well represented in the SANFL competition. 

Photo: Adelaide United Reserves Captain Noah McNamara with 2019 graduate and Central Coast Mariners recruit Luca Meggetto


2021 AFL Draft
 

  • Boarder Hugh Jackson ('20) was drafted to Port Adelaide
  • Deputy Head Prefect Alastair Lord ('21) drafted to Essendon (also achieved an 98.95 ATAR)

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  • Skills based
  • Technical analysis
  • Performance focused

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  • Resilience
  • Values
  • Ethics

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  • Video
  • Workshops
  • Statistics

Developing young talent

With six Junior Year teams starting from Year 2 and a further 12 Middle and Senior Year sides, Rostrevor has one of the most expansive soccer programs of any school in the State.

Teams are supported by College teachers and some professional coaches and regularly participate in SAPSASA, State and national competitions.

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