Parents’ Guide to AFL Camps at Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their AFL camp at Brighton Grammar School.  These camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels.


We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to child ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development.

Our coaching panels are joined by talented guest stars: elite athletes that work with the kids and pass on their knowledge gained at the highest level of the game.

We’ve assembled this guide to give parents an idea of what to expect from our camps, and what your child can gain.

AFL Camp Snapshot: Brighton Grammar School

Date: The AFL camp at Brighton Grammar School runs every school holidays for 3 days.

Time: 9am – 3pm each day.  We recommend arriving 10 – 30 minutes early on the first day to allow enough time to check in, and 10 minutes early on the other days.  On the final day of the camp, we will conclude with a short 10 – 15 minute presentation commencing at 3pm.  We invite all parents to attend.

Location: Brighton Grammar School, 90 Outer Crescent, Brighton, VIC 3186.

RRP: $295 (early bird and group offers are available).


The Venue – Brighton Grammar School

Brighton Grammar School is located in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, only 7 km from the CBD and 500m from Port Phillip Bay.  The campus sprawls over 10.2 hectares, and boasts impressive sporting facilities, including:

  • 1 indoor basketball court
  • 4 outdoor courts (tennis/basketball)
  • Extensive playing ovals
  • FIFA-standard artificially surfaced soccer pitch

ASC VIC Football Camp Brighton

Enrolment will be at the gymnasium, next to the outdoor tennis courts.  The entrance is off New Street, between Grosvenor Street and Cadby Street.


What to Bring

  • Comfortable AFL wear – Children should wear something they feel comfortable playing and training in. In case of wet weather, a change of clothes should be packed also.  Rubber soled shoes should be worn, and children should bring a hat and sunscreen, as well as a towel.
  • Mouthguard – If available, but not compulsory.
  • Drink bottle-Drinks are provided daily and water is available to all kids.
  • Lunch –Please bring a packed lunch in a clearly labelled lunch box, but keep in mind ASC has a strict nut free policy.

ASC also provides fruit and drinks throughout each of the days.  One thing parents might want to keep in mind is making sure their child’s lunch, clothes and all their belongings are clearly labelled with their name.  We recommend avoiding bringing items that you wouldn’t want to get dirty, damaged or lost and these items include valuables, electronics and jewellery.

Spending money is not required and lollies and chewing gum should be avoided.


Camp Itinerary- How it Works

Over 3 days we provide your children with 18 hours of sports coaching between the hours of 9am to 3pm.  Each day has its own structure and has been designed to cover all areas of AFL including the important foundation skills required for kids to start mastering and improving their game.  More importantly, it’s been designed to maximise enjoyment and ensure that kids are having fun for the entire 3 – day camp.

Listed below is a sample day structure:

9:00 — Structured Warm-upafl-brighton-sports-camp1

9:10 — Defensive Skills Session

10:00 — Drinks Break

10:10 — Midfield Skills Session

11:00 — Specialist Player Coaching Session

11:50 — Lunch

12:30 — Agility Session with Technology

1:10 — Attacking Skills Session

2:00 — Drinks Break

2:10 — Video Record and Analysis Session

2:50 — Structured Warm Down


Training Drills

A combination of some of the best current and former AFL players, and experienced coaches makes this camp perfect for experienced players looking to maximise their skills and become the best AFL player they can be.

We also cater to young and inexperienced players with our specialised skill development training, which gives kids players a taste of different playing positions and allows them to develop skills across all areas.  Because they aren’t pigeon holed in one role, kids strengthen their abilities in all areas, meaning they are less likely to get bored and frustrated, causing them to lose interest in the game.

Also, it also allows the children to learn from each other.  ASC allows kids to try different player positions and learn skills without the pressure of a real competition.  That way, if they choose to join a club in the future they have the experience behind them to know where they are best suited.

Also, we have a wide range of training drills and exercises spread across three days.

We also use state of the art digital video coaching software and provide you and your child with a unique written report from their coach at the end of the camp.  This helps children work out where their strengths lie, and what areas need extra attention for fast improvement.



We only employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification, as well as senior coaching staff with years of experience.  Our overall group coach to participant ratio is 1:10 to ensure your child receives the individual attention they require.  In addition, our camps also feature guest appearances from leading AFL players, to deliver top level training for participants, and the chance for kids to meet their sporting idols.

Sporting talent appearances varies each school holidays, but to give you an idea of the calibre of talent we have in attendance, in the recent past at Brighton AFL we have been joined by:

  • Jake Weitering (Carlton Football Club)
  • Harry Taylor (Geelong Football Club)
  • Christian Petracca (Melbourne Football Club)
  • Robbie Tarant (North Melbourne Football Club)
  • Lynden Dunn (Collingwood Football Club)
  • Kevin Sheedy (Super Coach and Essendon Legend)

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Bookings aren’t yet open for our Spring camps.  However, places fill quickly, and early bird and group offers apply.  So, we recommend visiting our website and joining our mailing list to stay tuned for more information and for bookings which open very soon!

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