APPLICATIONS FOR the Football Development Program at the Carlton College of Sport are now open!

To apply for the Football Development Program, you will need to complete the following steps:

Step 1: Apply for the Football Development Program

Apply here through the Carlton College of Sport website. You will need to upload a short personal statement to your application, that addresses a brief football overview and your motivation for applying.


Step 2: Apply for a Carlton College of Sport Academic Program

Choose from either the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or the Diploma of Elite Sport Business. Then submit your application directly through the La Trobe University website.

*Please note, you will receive an automatic email from La Trobe University containing the outcome of your academic application (e.g. offer or conditional offer) BEFORE football development places are allocated. This confirms your spot in academic coursework but does not guarantee your inclusion in the Football Development Program. If you have already submitted an academic application, you will not need to submit another.


Step 3: Undertake the Interview Process

Interviews will be undertaken to determine the suitability of applicants. Interviews will likely occur in December and early January, with offers being released by the 15th of January, in-line with VTAC offers. A club representative will be in contact to organise the interview later in the year.

Places are limited to 25 male and 25 female players for 2021. If you are unsuccessful in being selected for the Football Development Program, you will still have the opportunity to complete a Diploma at the Carlton College of Sport and undertake 100 hours of work-based placement.

After having over 100 attendees at our most recent information session, we strongly encourage anyone interested in the Football Development Program to apply as soon as possible.

If you would like to learn more about our academic courses, join us for an online information session next Wednesday 23 September @ 5pm. Register here for the session.

Learn more about the Football Development Program.