The Mellor Olsson Academy Games are played annually at Priceline Stadium during the October School Holidays.
The competing teams are from the eight Regional Academies and one Metropolitan Academy that conduct the National Dare to Develop a Diamond Academy curriculum throughout the state from February to October. There are 4 divisions, however, the draw is structured on the number of players involved across all Academies. The Academies cater for players 14-16 yrs of age, as per the curriculum, and all players are eligible for inclusion in the games where they will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have learnt throughout the year.
An important part of the player development pathway, the Mellor Olsson Academy Games is the culmination of dedicated hard work not just from the players but also the coaches and umpires that are involved.