Athlete Development Program (ADP)

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2023 Athlete Development Program Application

Applications are now open until 19th August 2022. Please click on the link below. Late applications will not be accepted.

Year 7 2023 Enrolment Information


Up to date information will be put up soon

Jeff Gieschen
Jeff GieschenADP Head Coach
Jeff Gieschen is the former National Umpire Manager of the Australian Football League and a former Australian rules football player and coach who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1974 and 1978 for the Footscray Football Club. He was the senior coach of AFL club Richmond from late 1997 until the end of the 1999 season.
In 1995 and 1996 he was assistant coach for the Geelong Football club which included a grand final appearance in the former season. In 1997 he became coach of the reserves team at Richmond and took that side from the wooden spoon (the year before) to Premiership winners. After a string of disappointing results by the Richmond senior team under the previous coach, Gieschen was appointed senior coach from late in the 1997 season.
Jeff went on to work as the National Umpire Manager for the AFL for 14 years which makes him the longest serving Umpire Manager in the history of the game.
Sarah Wall
Sarah Wall
Sarah Wall, creator of NETFIT NETBALL, has played netball at the elite level for 11 years, with the Melbourne Phoenix, Queensland Firebirds, Melbourne Vixens and the 2014 season with the NSW Swifts. Sarah is a qualified teacher, studying Exercise Science and completing her Bachelor of Education at Melbourne University. Sarah’s love for kids was the driving force behind selecting this career path.
Brendan Polk
Brendan Polk
Brendan Polk is Casey Cavaliers latest recruit. After going undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft, Polk moved to Switzerland where he joined Benetton Fribourg for his rookie season in 2006–07. He helped the club win the Swiss Cup and the league championship, and in 19 games, he averaged 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Brandan has spent the last 6 years in Australia playing with Knox and the Cavaliers where he earnt Big V all-star 5 honours.
Ola Luczak
Ola Luczak
Ola has been working in the industry for over seven years. Ola’s passion is working with motivated people who want to make positive changes to improve their health and sporting performance. Ola has worked with elite and junior athletes across a range of sports and clubs including Maribyrnong Sports Academy, Gippsland Sports Academy, Tennis Victoria, National Theatre Ballet School, Nunawading Swimming Club, Knox Triathlon Club, Accelerate Elite Performance Program (AFL) and have had exposure to working with Melbourne Victory and St. Kilda Football Clubs.
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson is Northern Blues (VFL) fearless leader and on-baller who relishes the contest. Tom, a two time best and fairest winner, made the VFL team of the Year in 2016 which is a huge achievement. Tom is studying to become a PE teacher who has a great rapport with the students. Tom understands more than anyone the importance of building relationships for leadership.
Ryan Waight
Ryan Waight
Ryan Waight is the author of the book Leadership Within: 20 Ways to Unlock the Leader in You. Ryan has worked with Steve Moneghetti now for the best part of 5 years and has learnt invaluable lessons from an elite athlete and highly respected Order of Australia member. Ryan has also had the fortune to work alongside and collaborate with the likes of Layne Beachley, Simon Madden, Adam Gilchrist, John Worsfold, Liz Ellis, Jude Bolton and Sue Stanley. Ryan has the ability to impart leadership and performance strategies to the people and teams looking to improve.

What our ADP students have been up to

ADP Visits Tigerland

November 30th, 2017|

There has been plenty happening amongst the Athlete Development Program in Term 2, but none better than its trip out to “Tiger Land” on Punt Road. The students were very keen to get to the [...]

3 time premiership player LIAM SHIELS

November 30th, 2017|

Liam ran a very hands on AFL clinic with the ADP students that involved a lot of the drills and skills the Hawthorn Football Club do during their own training program. He held an exceptional [...]

Australian Diamonds Superstar LIZ WATSON

October 30th, 2017|

Our ADP students were put through their paces with Australian Diamonds netballer Liz Watson taking them for a HITFIT session. Our students participated in the high intensity circuit which included a range of netball, speed [...]

Ola Luczak Talks Nutrition

April 4th, 2017|

We also had Dietitian Ola Luczak come in and run a session with the students on the importance of the right foods for energy and performance. Ola also touched on the importance of sleep [...]

ADP Student Achievements

Achievements – Congratulations to all our ADP students for the following achievements in and out of school for 2017

  • Jack Howell – 4 x Gold Medals at Regional Swimming, Winner of the National Para Junior Triathlon Champion in Brisbane, Vic selection Pacific School Games U15 multiclass category, SMR Cross Country, State Swimming Gold Medal, Blue Sports Award at SSV awards
  • Isaac Hla – Runner Up Bendigo Open Junior Table Tennis Championship Under 18 Boys Singles Event.
    Winner in double title Under 18 boys, Under 15 boys singles title -Mornington Junior Open Table Tennis, Vic U15 boys team Gold Aus Junior Table Tennis Championships Hobart. Now ranked 6th in Australia
  • Alyse Nagle – Eureka Challenge Gymnastics Placing 1st
  • Matthew Lawler – Cricket Bowling Award U13’s Narre South CC
  • Aleisha Islamovski – Captain of Netball Team and Best and Fairest Award
  • Chloe Hamilton – Best and Fairest Lang Lang FNC
  • Chloe Dodge – 2 silver medals at a swimming meet representing her club, SMR Athletics
  • Dexter Todd – 1st Crossfit kids Comp Cranbourne, SMR Cross Country
  • Jake Bean – Salomon Trail Run, 57 minutes for 10.6km
  • Lanie McLean – Girls Interleague Football
  • Colby Pernar – Boys Interleague Football Team- Best of Ground, Best and Fairest Narre North Foxes Football Club
  • Kylan Locke – gold medal in Javellin and bronze in discus at the GCR regional championships, SMR Athletics
  • Skye Wallace – South East Junior Development Football Squad Selection, SMR Cross Country, SMR Athetics
  • Ryan Lewis – SEJ Div 1 Interleauge Football Team, SMR Cross Country, SMR Athletics
  • Tarun Cook – Ararat Junior Cycling Tour- 10km time trial 1st, 30km road race 2nd, 30km road race 1st and overall 1st place winnder for U15B Grade Boys, Vic Metropolitan Road Championships 36km circuit placed 3rd, Bikegearnow.com Junior Tour- 1st in both events
  • Karli Thomas – Dancing Competition: Song and Dance 1st, Jazz 1st, Lyrical 1st
  • Shae H – Berwick Springs Netball Club Best and Fairests U13 and 15’s
  • Tejaye Kleverkamp– Lysterfield 2nd in Goal Kicking Award, Best and Fairest Award Lysterfield Teal
  • Zac Meyer – State swimming
  • Patrick Vohs – State Swimming
  • Sam Ottens – DDCA Vin Grant memorial trophy, U’13 Division 2 batting average trophy
  • Katelyn Amos – SMR Cross Country
  • Tim Jensen – SMR Cross Country
  • Tyler Hocking – Tyler has won 4 best and fairest in a row, SMR Cross Country
  • Liam Antonello – SMR Athletics
  • Vincent Ferlauto – SMR Athletics

Achievements – Congratulations to all our ADP students for the following achievements in and out of school for 2016

  • Zac Meyer – State Swimming
  • Isaac Hla – Australian Open Table Tennis – Main draw entry, Round 2, SMR Table Tennis
  • Brodie Fowkes – South East Interleague Division 1 footy team
  • Tim Jenson – South East Interleague Division 2 footy team, SMR Cross Country
  • Skye Wallace – SMR Cross Country, SMR Table Tennis
  • Kaitlyn Amos – SMR Netball, SMR cross country
  • Tyler Hocking – South East Interleague Division 2 footy team, SMR Cross Country
  • Jemma Lucas – SMR Cross Country
  • Olivia Marsham – SMR Netball, SMR Cross Country
  • Max Taylor – SMR Cross Country
  • Summer Hinchliffe – SMR Netball
  • Shae Hlacvek – SMR Netball