Falcons Academy

Introducing a new initiative from the Club that produced some of the AFLW’s biggest stars.

Daisy Pearce, Darcy Vescio, Melissa Hickey, Lauren Arnell, Jessica Dal Pos, Elise O’Dea, Karen Paxman, Aasta O’Connor, Katie Brennan, Lauren Pearce, Nicole Callinan, Meghan McDonald, Brooke Patterson, Libby Birch and more

The Falcons Academy has been developed to provide an opportunity for focused skills development across all facets of the game. Under Head Academy Coach, Melissa Hickey (Seven-time Darebin premiership player, four-time Victorian state representative, 2017 AFLW All-Australian, Melbourne AFLW 2017 & 2018, Geelong AFLW 2019) girls will receive expert instruction and tutelage over six weekly, one-hour sessions. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

About the Darebin Falcons

At the Darebin Falcons, we believe in creating a safe and inclusive sporting environment, which allows girls and women to be the best that they can be both on and off the field. The Darebin Women’s Sports Club has fielded Australian Rules football teams since 1990.

From these beginnings and through hard work and dedication, we became a powerhouse of the Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) and then, the Victorian Football League (VFLW). Our women have played dominant roles on and off the field in the early years of the AFLW – as players, club captains, media presenters, coaches and administrators.

Inspired by this experience and success, the Falcons Academy is designed to pass on our wealth of knowledge to the next generation of elite footballers.


Head Coach: Melissa Hickey
Format: Six weekly one hour sessions
When: 5 – 6pm, Monday 12 November to Monday 17 December 2018
Where: Robinsons Reserve
Eligibility: Girls 12 – 18 years of age of all experience levels
Price: $220 (includes GST)


Note: Purchaser must be a participant or parent/guardian 18 or over to provide consent to participate in Falcons Academy

Falcons Academy

Contact Information

Darebin Women's Sports Club


Halwyn Crescent Preston Darebin 3072, Australia

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