Junior Footy/Pathway Policy

Club Pathway Policy

In 2009, the AFL (NSW/ACT) introduced a junior "Pathway" Policy which aligned junior clubs to senior clubs within a geographical boundary. The policy provides for a list of up to thirty players to be named by Penrith from the junior feeder clubs (Blue Mountains, Emu Plains/Glenmore Park, Penrith and St Clair (and other clubs as per the list on the attachment).

AFL (NSW/ACT) agrees in principle that it is important that talented youngsters stay within their local area and play under 18/senior football with the Senior Club aligned to their local area. Penrith are fully supportive of this policy which has seen in the past players leaving the area and an growing inbalance in the competitive nature of Sydney Under 18's football.

Since the introduction of this policy, Penrith have been receptive to some "listed" players being released in their endevour to play Under 18's football at a higher level (Premier Cup). The promotion of the Rams Under 18's to Premier Cup in 2011 has negated the needs for talented players to look elsewhere and allows them to play in the local area.

 Penrith Rams will continue to work with their junior feeder clubs as in the past with Gala Days, information evenings, combined training sessions and support of AFL in the region


We strongly encourage all players and parents to peruse the attached document on next page (click on "more") which outlines the Pathway Policy and are always happy to discuss the details.


AFL Greater Sydney Juniors - Western Sydney

The AFL Greater Sydney Juniors - Western Sydney is the junior association based in the outer western suburbs of Sydney.more


Full details of the Auskick program. Auskick programmes run on Saturday mornings at Cook Park, St Marys, Greygums Oval, Cranebrook, Dukes Oval, Emu Plains and Tom Hunter Park, Faulconbridge. On Sunday morning an Auskick Centre operates at Glenmore Parkmore

Junior Development

The Penrith Rams in conjunction with The AFL (NSW/ACT) Commission Limited is extremely active in development work in the Penrith area, with its staff overseeing the teaching and promotion of the game in the school system.In 2008/2009 the club participated in the "Club Incentive Scheme" which saw members of the Rams assisting in training, umpiring, etc with local clubs and schools.more

Blue Mountains Kangaroos

Blue Mountains Kangaroos are inviting players from 5-16 to join the club in 2011. The team plays at Tom Hunter Park, Faulconbridge, in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Contact the Roos bluemountainskangaroos@bigpond.com


Emu Plains / Glenmore Park Lions

The Lions continue their strategic relationship with the Rams in 2011. New players from 5-16 years old always welcome. Contact Name :Kylie Rix (Registrar) Email Address :registrar@lionsafl.com.au


Penrith Swans

The Penrith Swans are now taking registrations for 2011. Boys and girls between the ages of 5-16 are welcome to join the Swans. Registrar :Melissa O'Conner: Registrar Address :registrar@penrithswans.com.au Phone:0414 795 039 Postal Address : 0407 076 886
PO Box 883 Kingswood NSW 2747

Enquiries welcome. Phone Tim Badger on 0432 949 577

Registration Day
Saturday 05 Feb         Penrith Gaels Club and Penrith Plaza
Saturday 12 Feb         Penrith Gaels Club


St Clair Crows

St Clair Crows are one of Penrith Rams junior feeder clubs. The Crows always welcome new juniors into the club aged between 5-16. Be a Crow in 2011. Contact Name : Julie Dimond - VP Operations Email Address: jdimond@bigpond.com Phone number : 0402 447 518 Postal Address: PO Box 121 St Clair NSW 2759

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