Every Path Starts Somewhere

I was fortunate enough to take part in one of the founding Rookie Me camps… which gave me experiences and skills I have utilised in my first year of AFL football. I was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses through skill and fitness testing. Read More

Jacob Weitering
2015 No.1 Draft pick, Carlton FC

Every Path Starts Somewhere

Rookie Me was able to provide me with the best possible staff who had experienced the game at the highest level. Their knowledge and experiences had helped me turn into a better player and person. Growing up I was lucky enough to be a part of the Rookie Me experience. The program taught me a lot abo... Read More

Josh Schache
2015 No.2 Draft Pick, Brisbane Lions FC

Every Path Starts Somewhere

Rookie Me assisted me with my early understanding of what's required to prepare for AFL. It also taught me about skill development and how to self assess my skills to keep improving. Along with that it helped me with building relationships. Read More

Clayton Oliver
2015 No. 4 Draft Pick, Melbourne FC

Every Path Starts Somewhere

Rookie Me helped me reach new levels in my football ability and also helped me develop my skill range to a whole different variety. Rookie Me is a big part of how I developed my football and where I am today. Read More

Rhys Mathieson
2015 No.39 Draft Pick, Brisbane Lions FC

Every Path Starts Somewhere

The Rookie Me football programs and testing events provide a great opportunity for young people (boys and girls) to see and feel what it takes to be an elite footballer both on and off the field. I am a big believer in the fact that anyone can learn how to kick, mark and handball. The real advanta... Read More

Daisy Pearce
Melbourne FC Women's Team Captain and AFL Ambassador

Every Path Starts Somewhere

The Rookie Me football program is something that all parents should consider for their son or daughter, it’s a terrific insight into what’s required from an individual wanting to improve themselves on and off the field. My two sons have attended and benefited greatly from experienced coaches run... Read More

Eddie McGuire
Collingwood FC President and AFL Commentator or Sports & Media Identity

Every Path Starts Somewhere

The team at Rookie Me have created a program that is brilliant for young kids who love AFL football. They are guaranteed a really fun experience while developing their skills in a very professional environment. Read More

Luke Darcy
Triple M Hot Breakfast, Media Personality and former Western Bulldogs FC player

Every Path Starts Somewhere

Rookie Me taught me from a young age, what is required to play at the elite AFL level… It taught me how important it was to continually keep assessing and improving my skills, as I’m playing AFL and still doing these things on a regular basis throughout the week so I can stay ahead of my opposit... Read More

Darcy Gardiner
Brisbane Lions FC player

Every Path Starts Somewhere

The training drills we did broke down complex parts of AFL into simple drills that made it easy to understand and to put into practice. The program also assisted in understanding what is actually required to prepare for AFL footy… The biggest part of the program was the enjoyment that I had. I mad... Read More

Jimmy Toumpas
Port Adelaide FC player

Why THE RM Pathway?

Rookie Me is the Official Talent ID Partner of the AFL. The RM Academy is providing the ultimate pathway in athlete growth and development for Australian rules athletes (male and female) nationwide. The RM Academy operates a set of age-specific programs: Junior, Pro and Elite.

The RM Pathway

The team are dedicated and focused on creating the highest level of football education in Australia, where the curriculum progresses, as athletes graduate from each program.


The team strongly believe in creating unique, quality, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, which enhance and support the development of each athlete.


By teaching Aussie rules football, we embrace the opportunity to positively influence young males and females – with a goal to impact each athlete on-and- off the footy field.

Point of Difference

RM have had an affiliation with over 75 athletes in the past three years, whom have reached the AFL and AFLW, it is about creating various pathways for young talent.

Rookie Me Ambassadors

Scott Pendlebury
Collingwood Football Club
Scott Pendlebury
Stephen Hill
Fremantle Football Club
Stephen Hill
Matthew Kreuzer
Carlton Football Club
Matthew Kreuzer