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NFL Academy and A.B. Paterson College

Welcome to the NFL Academy!

The NFL Academy is a major global initiative by the NFL offering talented student- athletes the opportunity to combine full-time education alongside intensive training in American football — under the guidance of a world class coaching staff.

In Partnership with A.B. Paterson College, the Elite Football Development Program will enroll student athletes aged 12 – 18 years old from across the Asia-Pacific Region.

The NFL Academy combines education, character development and elite football training to offer pathway opportunities into the sport for young athletes across Asia Pacific with students working to secure football scholarships to U.S. colleges.

A.B. Paterson College – the home of NFL Academy Asia-Pacific

About A.B. Paterson

A.B. Paterson College is an independent private College located in the suburb of Arundel on the Gold Coast.

Since opening in 1991, A.B. Paterson College has long been known for its high standards, expectations and academic achievements with their greatest achievement and focus in the development of character, inner strength and purpose for every graduate, preparing students for life outside of the College.

As part of the NFL Academy, students must be enrolled on a full-time academic program at A.B. Paterson College to ensure their pathway to a US College or domestic university is clearly articulated and monitored. Enrolment at A.B. Paterson College follows the usual enrolment procedures where consideration is given to previous academic achievements to ensure suitability for both the NFL Academy and the A.B. Paterson College academic pathway.