What is it?

The Hills Football Development Program (HFDP) is an initiative to give access to all Hills Footballers aged between 7 and 12 – male and female – the chance to develop their skills at an affordable rate. The program is for players of all ability, skill level and division. This model is designed to increase participation and time on the ball, with an age group focus to ensure the best possible development outcomes. Participating players could be identified for future talent identification programs and opening pathways at various levels.

All coaching staff are fully qualified under the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National curriculum guidelines, whilst the program itself is based on the FFA national curriculum methodology of the Skill Acquisition training phase. The program includes the principles of play in both attack and defence, while actioning the four core skills of first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball, and 1 v 1. Ensuring our footballers are taught the national footballing curriculum, by coaches qualified by the same governing body, guarantee’s a high quality program that is in unison with the country’s development goals.

The program will be taught across 4 terms in line with the schooling calendar. Each term will consist of 10 sessions to be delivered on Monday evenings. For each age group, there will be girls only squad.


Age Groups

  • 64 spots available for each age group
  • 4 groups of 16
  • One group is GIRLS ONLY
  • 7-8 train from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • 9-10 train from 6:10pm – 7:10pm or 7:20pm – 8:20pm
  • 11-12 train from 6:10pm – 7:10pm or 7:20pm – 8:20pm
  • Girls Only Group is 6:10 – 7:10


All sessions are held on the state of the art new artificial turf field at the Bella Vista Primary School, Fairway Drive


Term 2 (9 weeks due to queen’s birthday)
29th of April – 1st of July on Monday Evenings
Term 3
22nd of July – 23rd of September on Monday Evenings
Term 4
14th of October – 16th of December on Monday Evenings


$150 per term.

If the player registers for three or more terms you will receive the players kit valued at $40 for free.


all participants must purchase a 1 off kit. This same kit can be worn at all three terms. The cost of the Kit is $40 which includes a Jersey, Shorts and Socks.

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