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EFL, NTJFA and STJFL Partnerships

Hawthorn Football Club is working closely with the Eastern Football League, Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association and the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League to provide unique experiences and opportunities that will help increase the standard of coaches, players and leaders within the leagues and association.

Eastern Football League

The Eastern Football League (EFL) is the club's official Community Grassroots Partner.

The official launch of the partnership took place in March, 2015 at the EFL’s annual Coaches Forum in front of 44 EFL senior coaches and staff held at the Ricoh Centre, Waverley Park.

Hawks assistant coach Brett Ratten was joined by Box Hill Senior Coach and Hawthorn Development coach Marco Bello, who gave those in attendance an inner sanctum insight into coaching methods at the highest level. They were joined by EFL umpires boss and former AFL umpire Darren Goldspink who gave coaches an idea of what to expect in 2015.

Hawthorn and the EFL work closely together to strengthen community and grassroots football in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Coaches forums are just one example of how the EFL and Hawthorn come together to create better standards at grassroots level. Other activities include junior clinics, Hawks match-day experiences and leadership/mentoring sessions with Hawks players.

The Eastern Football League has a rich history which stretches back to the 1900’s and is now the largest Australian football competition in Australia in terms of player participation. Currently there are 44 senior and 34 junior clubs in competition.

If you or your children are interested in joining a club in the Eastern Football League please contact or phone 03 9762 5766 to find your nearest club. For more information on the Eastern Football League visit their website.

Follow the Eastern Football League on Twitter, @footyefl.

Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association

Formed in 1975, the NTJFL provides a competition for around 1600 children from under 9’s to under 16’s, the competition is made up of 11 Clubs and 66 teams.

Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association

The STJFL was formed in 1995 and comprises 20 clubs which fielded 183 teams and over 3500 participants in season 2014. The STJFL comprises competition from U8 through to U18s.

The STJFL is the largest football competition provider in Tasmania covering Tasmania south of Oatlands. Most STJFL clubs also facilitate Auskick centres.

Affiliated clubs

Hawthorn Football Club has a strong connection to grassroots football and by assisting junior clubs, the Hawks are playing their part in the development of youngsters into the game.

Hawthorn's Affiliated Clubs wear the Hawks' colours of brown and gold and are known as the Hawks, while the Club also offers alignment to clubs that either play in brown and gold or call themselves the Hawks.

Big River Hawks
Katherine, NT
Phone: 9355 5555

Frankston Rovers Junior Football Club
Phone: 0419 103 728

Hawthorn Citizens Junior Football Club
Phone: 0419 885 416

Endeavour North Junior Football Club
Phone: 0422 888 190

Rowville Hawks Junior Football Club
Phone: 0418 397 538

Waverley Park Hawks
Phone: 0419 150 272

Baulkham Hills Junior Football Club
Phone: 0432 689 958

Heathcote Engadine Junior Football Club
Phone: 0412 449 348

Prospect Hawks Junior Football Club
Phone: 0418 114 414

Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club
Phone: 0408 328 753

Northern Hawks Netball Club
Phone: 0407 314 229

Woodend Junior Football Club
Phone: 5427 2590

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