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Hawks Academy School Holiday Program

 Join us in the July school holidays in 2024 for football skills and drills and fun games run by Hawthorn Football Club. Our single-day Hawks Academy programs are offered in Hawthorn and Rowville. 

Hawks Academy endeavours to create a fun, safe and inclusive space for all participants to learn football no matter the skill level, stay active, and make new friends across the school holidays.

Spots are limited and all participants who attend will receive a Hawks Academy t-shirt and giveaways. 

Cost per child: $100

REGISTER via the link 

See photos from past Hawks Academy Sessions



Who will be running the clinic? 

The clinic will be run by Hawks Academy coaches, supported by Hawthorn FC AFL & AFLW players and staff members. 

Will Hawthorn players attend? 

We intend to have either AFL or AFLW player attendance at all of our Hawks Academy clinics. However, this will be dependent on their football schedule and may change at late notice. 

Do staff have Working with Children checks? 

Yes, all staff and players attending have valid Working with Children checks. 

What happens if it rains? 

Our Hawks Academy Team may cancel the event due to weather the day prior, but full refunds will be available. Participants will also be given priority if a new clinic date is organised. 

What are the recommended age groups? 

The recommended age group for Hawks Academy, is 5–10 year-olds and for all abilities. 

My child has a disability – does the clinic cater for their needs? 

Yes, all staff are trained to work with children with a disability and activities in the clinic can be modified to cater for this. 

What to wear? 

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, enclosed runners and active shorts/leggings. Footy boots can be worn. Those who attend will be provided with a Hawks Academy t-shirt. 

What does my child need to bring? 

Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and nut-free snacks and/or lunch to last throughout the session. There will be access to drinking taps for participants to refill their water bottle. 

Is there a safe space for participants to leave their belongings? 

All belongings will be left inside a secure area. 

What happens when a participant needs to go to the bathroom?  

There will be a number of breaks during the day, however, should your child need to go to the bathroom, they will go with a member of their group will escort them.

Can parents watch/attend? 

Parents are welcome to stay and watch, however, there is the option to drop participants at the venue at 9am and pick up at 1pm. 

What type of First Aid is available? 

First Aid will be available at each program, with all coaches and staff members having their First Aid and CPR Qualification.  

Can my child participate in groups with their friends/siblings? 

Groups will be formed based on age and experience level on the day but can be moved if necessary. If you would like to ensure your participant is grouped with a family member or friend, please let us know at the check-in station on the day. 

Where can I park on the day? 

Parking will be available at the ground, however is not guaranteed. Please allow extra time for this. 

What happens after I register my child? 

After you register tour child, you will receive a confirmation email with program information and your invoice. One week prior to the event, you will also be sent final event information. 

Is there public transport to the venue? 

Public transport will differ for each venue. Please refer to final event information, or feel free to contact us.

Where to go once I arrive? 

Once you arrive at the venue, please make your way to the oval to sign in participants. 

What happens if the program is cancelled? 

In extreme circumstances of the program being cancelled, we will offer the choice of a full refund or credit. A credit will secure a spot at the next available program. 

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