Located in the North West of Sydney, the Pennant Hills Junior AFL Football Club continues to build on a proud history. At just over 50 years old, Pennant Hills boasts many current & recent players on the lists of the major AFL football clubs.
Lenny Hayes (St Kilda) and Mark McVeigh (Essendon) now are both coaching at GWS Giants, Ray Hall (Richmond), Jarrod Witts (Collingwood and Gold Coast) and ex-Sydney Swans co-captains and current players Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack are all products of our successful junior AFL club. We attract families locally and from interstate areas providing us with a broad spectrum of talent.
The club continues to move from strength to strength as the kids are given the opportunity to improve on their skills in fantastic conditions. We pride ourselves on the quality of coaching and keep our coach to kids ratio at reasonable levels to ensure each child is given utmost attention. We do not grade our junior teams (U8, U9, U10 & U11) to ensure that focus is on fun and participation rather than winning.
We are a family club with several social events during the year. We embrace AFL NSW's code of conduct to ensure that we minimise bad behaviour &/or poor sportsmanship.
Younger players play a modified game where tackling is modified to ensure a safer game across varied skill levels. AFL is a winter sport with our season running from March until September. Games are played on Sunday mornings in and around local suburbs from Baulkham Hills to Hornsby. Training is on a Tuesday and Thursday evening at Ern Holmes oval. Pennant Hills Park. Our coaches are experienced previous players with specific training in AFL and working with children. So why not try AFL - once kids try it, they love it !!