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October 12, 2017 11:06 AM

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The Cats held the first session of Geelong United last night, as part of the club’s Next Generation Academy (NGA).

Geelong United is a squad of 30 young players made up of father-son/daughter eligible juniors as well as identified NGA draft concession eligible juniors from diverse backgrounds.

Geelong United is the "talent" NGA stream who have either been involved in existing talent pathways such as Falcons & V-Line Cup, or selected from our Diverse Squad which ran as part of the NGA earlier in the year. Ages within the program range from 15-18 years, with a couple of 13 and 14 year olds, and two 19 year old pre-registered Next Gen participants who will participate with the Falcons in 2018 as 19 year olds.

Geelong United will run 6 sessions over 7 weeks on a Wednesday, and consist of an education component followed by football skills, drills and tactics and a strength component.

The club welcomed parents to shadow the players as they were introduced to our first class facilities under the direction of VFLW coaching team, Paul Hood and Natalie Wood. The families included past players Sean Simpson, Peter Riccardi, Glenn Kilpatrick and Tim McGrath, who were impressed with the new football department and excited the club was engaging both their sons and daughters in a program like this.

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Click here to view more information on the Next Generation Academy (NGA) and how you can get involved.