football development application

Apply for the 2022
Football Development Program

2022 Football Development Program

Please complete the application form below to apply for the 2022 Football Development Program.


Your application must include a short personal statement addressing your motives for undertaking the program (details below). Once you have submitted your application, a team member from the Carlton College of Sport will be in touch to set up a time for a short interview to assess your suitability for the program.

Applicants must also submit a separate application to one the Carlton College of Sport academic programs to be eligible to participate in the Football Development curriculum. Follow the instructions on how to apply for one of the academic diplomas herePlease note: students applying must have completed Year 12 in order to be accepted into both the Carlton College academic diploma and the Football Development Program. 

If you have any questions about or problems with the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Carlton College of Sport team.



  • 2 August – Applications Open
  • 2 August – 30 November – Player interviews
  • 1 December – Early player offers
  • 15 January – Final player offers
  • 2 February – Supplementary player offers*
  • 15 February – Program commences

*Supplementary offers will only be given under extenuating circumstances.

  • Please upload a personal statement (maximum 200 words) that addresses; 1. A brief football overview - what position you play, your strengths & weaknesses, awards won, representative teams etc. 2. Motivation for applying & football aspirations - why do you want to undertake the Carlton College of Sport Football Development Program. Please upload a Microsoft Word or PDF file. If you have any issues uploading your statement, please email