The Hallam Senior College Australian Rules Boys Sports Academy is a unique program that offers a wide range of industry pathways for Years 10-12 boys who are committed and talented in all areas of Australian Rules Football and the Sport and Recreation fields.

The Academy has relationships with NAB League and VFL pathways and prides itself on it’s interstate exchanges and it’s involvement at SSV and invitation only Premier League competitions.

The Australian Rules Football Academy is in partnership with Football Victoria and the Dandenong Stingrays. It is an academically accredited VET subject. Students are coached and mentored by elite identities from the sport and directed towards tertiary courses and industry pathways connected to the sport. High performance is an expectation.

The program is accessible to Year 10, 11 and Year 12 students from Hallam Senior College.



  • Recognise high performance conditioning, skill training and playing as an integral educational tool and implement it as part of the student’s study
  • Develop advanced skills, knowledge and understanding of Australian Rules Football
  • Allow students to participate in competency based learning that will contribute to their ATAR score
  • Promote and enhance self discipline, goal setting, time management and leadership through team participation and team experiences
  • To increase the employability skills of students connected to the Sport & Recreation industry.


Weekly Program Can Include

Rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, skills practice and match play, community links & structured workplace learning.


Playing Opportunities

The 1st XVIII participate in the following competitions:

  • SSV Premier League
  • Interstate Sporting Exchanges

The Year 10 James Harmes Squad participate in the following competitions:

  • SSV intermediate Australian Rules Football
  • Interstate Sporting Exchanges



For more information and application forms, please contact the College or click here.


Coaches, Program Highlights & Honour Roll

For more information, coaching profiles and program highlights please download the following pdf:

Australian Rules Football Boys Program Flyer (PDF)