Hawthorn Football Club is working closely with the Eastern Football League, Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association and the Southern Tasmanian Junior Football League to provide unique experiences and opportunities that will help increase the standard of coaches, players and leaders within the leagues and association.

Eastern Football League

The Eastern Football League (EFL) is the club's official Community Grassroots Partner.

The official launch of the partnership took place in March, 2015 at the EFL’s annual Coaches Forum in front of 44 EFL senior coaches and staff held at the Ricoh Centre, Waverley Park.

Hawthorn and the EFL work closely together to strengthen community and grassroots football in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Coaches forums are just one example of how the EFL and Hawthorn come together to create better standards at grassroots level. Other activities include junior clinics, Hawks match-day experiences and leadership/mentoring sessions with Hawks players.

Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association

Formed in 1975, the NTJFL provides a competition for around 1600 children from under 9’s to under 16’s, the competition is made up of 11 Clubs and 66 teams.

Southern Tasmanian Junior Football Association

The STJFL was formed in 1995 and comprises 20 clubs which fielded 183 teams and over 3500 participants in season 2014. The STJFL comprises competition from U8 through to U18s.

The STJFL is the largest football competition provider in Tasmania covering Tasmania south of Oatlands. Most STJFL clubs also facilitate Auskick centres.