If you have dreams of playing in the AFLW, or just want to be the best footballer you can. Core Advantage can help you.

With over a decade working in professional womens sport and a senior coach playing in the VFLW, our high performance program and gym is the perfect place to flourish as an athlete and individual.

On this page you will find plenty of resources to help you be the best footballer you can be, plus learn more about the Core Advantage girls footy program.



Resources for Athletes, Parents and Coaches

The Core Advantage App

Pre-built workouts and a fully customisable interval timer, ready to help you easily track your interval training, time your ice baths, stretching or core workouts.

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Core Advantage Football specific warm up guide

Switch on mentally, sharpen your skill, reduce injury risk and increase speed and power with this 10 minute football specific warm up guide.



Team and school workshops

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Individual Strength and Conditioning Programs

Available both online and in our high-performance facility in Melbourne’s South East, Core Advantage delivers individualised programs

The Random Thoughts Show Talks Footy

AFL is such an incredibly demanding sport, athletes are required to be fit, strong, flexible, able to tackle, be tackled, sprint, change direction and have incredible skills and tactical knowledge.

In this part 1 they focus in on common injuries, how to prevent them and what to do if you do suffer an injury.

Our episode on concussion: #1, #2
Glute Med for hip and knee stability
Our episode on adductors
Hamstrings: part 1, Part 2 & Part 3



In part two we talk all things high performance. Speed, agility, strength and energy system development for football. We have plenty of resources and online guides to help you with all these training tips:

Our jumping article series starts here
For our videos on speed
Agility training video series
Developing sport specific fitness



With the recent media coverage surrounding ACL injury rates in Australia and the growing popularity of the AFLW, this episode is timely advice for junior athletes across the country.

We make predictions about how the AFLW injury rates are going to change over the next 3-5 years and offer some advice for junior athletes to help them avoid the dreaded ACL injury.

The original article out of The Age (22 April 2018)
The importance of getting your sporting load management right
The history of AFL (as a hybrid game invented for Cricketers)



You can find the Random Thoughts Show wherever you listen to Podcasts

Apple Podcasts


Our Most Popular Football Blog Articles


Sports Specific Fitness

… And why you are probably doing it wrong



The Ultimate guide to building off-season fitness


Five Minute Abs

build a bulletproof core with this five minute workout


The Ultimate Guide to Off Season Training

Stay football ready even over the off season with these tips

Contact Us

Core Advantage Athletic Development

0427 491 159
(9am - 8pm weekdays, 9am -2pm Saturdays)

39 Cleeland Road, Oakleigh South