North to host footy trials

THE North Melbourne Football Club will conduct Next Generation Academy trials across Tasmania this week.

Sessions will be held at Ulverstone Recreation Ground on Monday, the Riverside’s Windsor Park on Tuesday and North Hobart Oval on Thursday.

The top 350 to 400 players across the state will be selected to take part in an eight-week program from August 7.

The program focuses on on-field skills development and off-field careers, education, health, well-being and leadership skills.

About 700 girls and boys aged between 11 and 15 years have registered, with more than five-times the amount of female registrations than last year.

No football experience is required.

For more information or to register, visit www.nmfc.com.au/club/next-generation-academy 

FAST FOOTY FACTS

  • WHAT: North Melbourne Next Generation Academy trials | Northern Tasmania.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, from 11am.
  • WHERE: Windsor Park, Riverside.
  • COST: Free.