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Hone your footy skills with Falcons Academy

Falcons Academy was introduced by the Darebin Women’s Sports Clubs in 2018 as a fun, skills based opportunity for girls to improve their football knowledge and skills under the guidance of some of the most experienced leaders of the Darebin Falcons football club.


Falcons Academy offers an opportunity for the next generation of football loving girls and women to both learn from and support our elite players on their journeys towards sustainable careers in the football industry.

Our Coaches

Jess Dal Pos

AFLW Carlton & GWS Giants, Darebin Falcons Premiership Player, All Australian, Premiership Coach Darebin U18s, Inaugural Falcons AFLW Player in Residence

Aasta O’Connor

AFLW Geelong and Western Bulldogs, Darebin Falcons Premiership Player, All Australian and former AFLW National Talent Head Coach

Peppa Poultney

Darebin U18s Premiership Player,  Darebin VFLW, Calder Cannons, Auskick Coach

Join us on

Wednesday June 30th & Wednesday July 7th



Register for one or both sessions.

Girls* may book into older or younger age groups depending on their skills and experience level

  • *Non binary and gender diverse participants welcome
  • ** The concession rate is available to health care card holders or anyone whose income has been impacted by the recent COVID lockdown.  We will not ask for proof.

Our Sponsors

The Darebin Women’s Sports Club are offering a discounted fees and concession amounts for Falcons Academy, recognising that many families are doing it hard through the Covid crisis.  We are passionate about continuing to maximise the opportunity for girls to participate in sport and we acknowledge thegenerosity of our proud partners in making this possible.


Falcons Academy will follow all procedures as specified by the Victorian Government and the AFL.

  • Girls should bring their own drinking bottle and arrive no more than 15 minutes before sessions and leave immediately after.
  • No more than one parent should attend and maintain physical distance as required.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and balls will be sanitised before and after sessions.
  • No player or parent is to attend if feeling unwell.
  • Full fee refund is available on medical grounds.
  • Coaches have completed the accredited AFL Covid Protocols Course and hold current Working with children checks.