Wallsend-West Newcastle Swans

Home Ground - Bill Elliott Oval - Maryland Dr, Maryland

Seniors Training - Waratah Oval, Young St, Georgetown

Club Email: wallsendwestnewcastleswans@gmail.com



The local AFL Competition begins in 28th March 2020, with the Grand Final held in September.

Pre-Season training for the (Senior) Men and Womens Teams for the 2020 will start in January 2020 at Bill Elliott Oval - Maryland (with a small stint in later November 2019), and Junior Pre-Season begins 12th February 2020 at Bill Elliot Oval. All pre-season training sessions will be  'Come & Try' / 'Bring A Friend Days'; and in mid-February we will host a special fun day at the beach (likely Dixon Park) - BBQ and drinks included.

Also check our Facebook page regulalrly and school / community notices - the Sydney Swans  will be visiting Bill Elliott in mid-February.

No AFL Experience Necessary and ALL Training Sessions are open to new Players



To be recognised as the most community orientated and family friendly club within the Hunter Junior and Senior AFL Competitions, supporting and teaching the game of the Australian Rules Football to the children and families of the Western Newcastle and Wallsend Areas.



While the name; Wallsend-West Newcastle AFC is one of the newest in the Hunter Central Coast AFL Competition. We are steeped in History dating back over 100 years. With our long History and new name we are fast becoming one of the most progressive clubs in the Hunter Region. We have been fortunate enough to secure a number of Government/Community Partnership grants over the last few years to upgrade our club facillities to be about to better serve the community and our players for many years to come. 

In 2020 the Wallsend Swans will be represented at all levels from Auskick, Under 9's, Under 11's, Under 13's, Under 15's, Unders 17's  and on the Youth Girls front we wish to nominate teams in the Under 13', Under 15's and Under 17's divisions. 

We are also excited with the return of our newly re-established Senior Men and Womens Teams to continue to play AFL in our club colours with representation at the Senior level for Men in the Hunter Central Coast Plate and Women in the Hunter Central Coast Womens League competitions. This now provides players with the opportunity to develop their skills and continue to play from Juniors through to the Senior Level.

If you're male or female and you're interested in joining, you don’t have to know anything  about AFL. The Wallsend Swans have fully accredited AFL Coaches to help teach you the skills so you can safely learn to play the game we love.


Pre-season training starts Wed Feb 12 (2020); and normal training starts at beginning of season. Training is at Bill Elliot Oval, Maryland (opp Maryland Tavern).

2020 season will start on 3 April for Auskick and 5 April for Juniors / Youth (2020) - will update shortly once 2020 draw is released.

Grades and Registration Costs

NAB Auskick: 5 to 8 Years (Friday Evenings) - $100
(Includes an Auskick Pack (with a footy), Half-time match in front of the Sydney Swans home crowd and training with an acredited Auskick coach)

Junior - 8 to 17 Years (Play on Sundays); 2020 Grades: U9, U11, U13, U15 & U17 - $130

Youth Girls - 8 to 17 Years (Play on Sundays); 2020 Grades: U13, U15 & U17 - $130

* No weekly match fees

Register online at the link at the top of this page - top RH corner (U8's-U17'S).

Register for Auskick at http://www.aflauskick.com.au or on this page (bottom LH corner)

Checkout the Wallsend Swans facebook page for more details, pictures etc.

You don’t have to know much about AFL & no prior knowledge/training of the game is required. The Wallsend West Newcastle Swans have fully accredited Level 1 and 2 AFL Coaches to help teach you the skills so you can safely learn to play the game we love. We also have fully qualified Football Operations Managers and and a Manager of Female Footy.

The Club is a Level 3 Good Sports Club; and we have a Club Integrity Officer to maintain our Child Protection Register.

For more information, contact: President: Steve Lewer 0459 082 162 or Vice President: Andrew Steele 0417 377 374


Training times - Monday & Wednesdays and (6,00-7.30pm) - Pre-season from 13 January to 21 March; then normal training at Bill Elliot (Maryland) and Waratah No.5 Ovals; Play on Saturdays in the in the AFL Hunter Coast League. CHECK OUT THE CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE.

Season Start: Saturday 4 April (with the Men’s Pre-season Tournament on Saturday 14 March and Women’s Pre-season Tournament on Saturday 28 March at Central Coast Regional Sporting & Rec Complex Tuggerah).

Registration Cost will be:

Womens: - $250 and Mens: $300 - which covers affiliation and insurance. Apparel at coast (shorts $25 and socks $15; with jerseys supplied). Discounts ($50.00) for students and apprentices - Woman's $200 and Men's $250

We have come and try days coming in February and March 2020 at Bill Elliott Oval and Newcastle University - keep an eye on this website and our Facebook Page.

Wallsend-West Newcastle ARFC is a family orientated social club keen promoting inclusiveness and are keen to keep growing in the senior divisions – so if you are keen to play or just give it a go - come and join the Swans. We celebrate the Hunter Pride Cup in mid-August in conjunction with the Newcastle Pride Festival - this recognises diversity and inclusiveness in the community. We are the first NSW Regional sports club to host and acknowledge the Pride Cup - it is one of our premier events we love to share with the Hunter community.

All Interested players from 17-18yrs+ are welcome; Please contact Steve Lewer (steve.lewer@environment.nsw.gov.au) or on 0459 082 162 OR Andrew Steele (andrew.steele@gs1au.org) or on 0417 377 374 or Kate Booth (katebooth13@live.com) or on 0438 732566






For more information, contact: President: Steve Lewer 0459 082 162 or 

Vice President: Andrew Steel 0417 377 374