Welcome to Hawthorn Citz

We have entered 18 teams into the various YJFL competitions this season including our first U12 Girls team. 

Our U8s & U9s play home games at Glenferrie Oval, our U10s, U11s & U12s play at Victoria Rd Reserve (which is also our home base for social events and equipment storage) and our U13s and U14s play at Rathmines Reserve. Away games are spread out across the eastern suburbs. 

At U15s & Colts year level, the Citz combine forces with Balwyn & Canterbury Junior Football Clubs to field teams representing the Boroondara Hawks Junior Football Club. 

Citz Sunday Social – 4 June

Our first Sunday Social for 2017 after the last game at Victoria Rd on Sunday, 4 June (starting at approx. 4.30 p.m.). There will be food, drinks and quality banter. Please take the opportunity to share tall stories with your Citz sisters and brothers from other teams while our children practice their Eddie Betts tricks from the forward pockets.

And for those Collingwood supporters who don’t mind some pain and suffering, you can catch the twilight game versus the Dockers. When you are 17th on the ladder, there only two places to go – up or down. Given the trend since 2010 and 2011 (first and second under Coach Malthouse), it’s probably down.

Don’t miss it!


This season all club communication will again come via the Teamstuff App. 

It’s very easy to use and will clearly lay out when and where you and your player need to be, along with any duties required. 

All social events and club communications also come via Teamstuff.

The Committee will work with the Team Managers ensure everyone is signed up and allocated to their teams.



Players will need:

YJFL brown shorts for home games

YJFL white shorts for away games

Brown and gold footy socks.

The grey Citz hoodies are very popular and useful to keep kids warm on game day but not compulsory.

All items were available for online order as you registered. Don’t panic if you missed out, we’ll also sell items at the following times.




All players must wear a mouthguard for games and training.

You can get a chemist mouthguard or opt to ask your dentist to mould one. 

It’s worth checking health insurance as many policies cover one per year.


The club has an arrangement with Hawthorn Dental at 65 Linda Crescent in Hawthorn.

You can call direct and make an appointment before Thursday 6 April.


We’re a happy team at Hawthorn

We are a community based, grass roots footy club that has grown over the last decade to 19 junior teams and 400 players. We are proud of the way that we play football and proud to be the custodians of the Club for the footballers of tomorrow.

Our Citz mantra is S.I.D.E – we provide an environment for our players which is:

We are about:

  • Being the best club for each and every player who wears the brown and gold.
  • Giving our players and parents an opportunity to make new friends – some that may last a lifetime.
  • Providing a safe and inclusive environment for our boys and girls to develop their skills.
  • Developing our players not just in football, but in being a team member and thinking about team before individual.
  • Having a strong sense of community and enjoying the company of our fellow Citz members.

We aren’t just about winning premierships, but we will celebrate them when we have the good fortune of doing so.
We aren’t about playing in a particular YJFL division. We aim to be competitive in whatever division we are playing.