The James Hird Academy is comprised of three key development groups with tailored programs designed for specific age groups.

The fleet of Baby Bombers is comprised of members aged nine or younger, the Flight Squad focuses on members aged 10 to 15 who are starting to get serious about their football commitments, and the Acceleration Group is made up of members aged 16 or older who are on the cusp of embarking upon a potential AFL career.

ACCELERATION GROUP

     

NAME

AGE AT END OF 2020

DATE OF BIRTH

PARENT/GUARDIAN

Tom Hird

19

28/3/01

James Hird

Jeffrey Simon

19

2/12/01

NGA

Brayden Rioli

18

29/4/02

NGA

Cody Brand

18

23/5/02

NGA

Max Fletcher

18

9/10/02

Dustin Fletcher

Joshua Eyre

18

24/10/02

NGA

Breyben Tipiloura

17

14/2/03

NGA

Joshua Misiti

17

11/4/03

Joe Misiti

Nyawi Moore

17

2/6/03

Nathan Lovett-Murray

Alex Hird

17

7/8/03

James Hird

Tex Wanganeen

17

10/10/03

Gavin Wanganeen

Jordan Bourke

17

10/11/03

NGA

Carlos Egan

16

28/1/04

NGA

Ayui Makieng

16

7/2/04

NGA

Alwyn Davey Jnr

16

26/2/04

Alywn Davey

Jayden Davey

16

26/2/04

Alywn Davey

Matthew Foley

16

18/8/04

NGA

Luca Alessio

16

31/10/04

Steve Alessio

 

FLIGHT SQUAD

     

NAME

AGE AT END OF 2020

DOB

PARENT/GUARDIAN

Will Hamilton

15

01/03/05

Paul Hamilton

Luke Barnard

15

04/03/05

Kurtis Barnard

Ryan Eyre

15

19/03/05

NGA

Noah Caracella

14

17/06/06

Blake Caracella

Alex Alessio

14

10/10/06

Steve Alessio

Alijah Davey

13

15/1/07

Alywn Davey

Mara Lovett-Murray

12

11/5/08

Nathan Lovett-Murray

Aidan Ramanauskas

12

30/10/08

Adam Ramanauskas

Logan Daniher

12

19/06/08

Chris Daniher

Taj McPhee

12

03/09/08

Adam McPhee

Koby Bewick

11

10/01/09

Darren Bewick

William Hird

11

20/02/09

James Hird

Max Alessio

11

31/07/09

Steve Alessio

Thomas Caracella

11

15/08/09

Blake Caracella

 

BABY BOMBERS (BOYS)

     

NAME

AGE AT END OF 2020

DOB

PARENT/GUARDIAN

Taitum Dempsey

10

06/05/10

Courtenay Dempsey

Cove McPhee

10

16/07/10

Adam McPhee

Lucas Ramanauskas

10

20/08/10

Adam Ramanauskas

Rylan Johnson

9

25/3/11

Mark Johnson

Noah Peverill

9

28/10/11

Damien Peverill

Jacob Lloyd

8

1/11/12

Matthew Lloyd

Lenny Solomon

8

21/11/12

Dean Solomon

Cruz Davey

7

12/9/13

Alywn Davey

Connor Stanton

7

17/10/13

Brent Stanton

Harlan Ryder

7

27/10/13

Paddy Ryder

Edward Mercuri

6

11/4/14

Mark Mercuri

Bohdi McPhee

6

1/7/14

Adam McPhee

Aidan Stanton

5

9/6/15

Brent Stanton

Henry Mercuri

4

7/5/16

Mark Mercuri

Mekhi Dempsey

4

16/6/16

Courtenay Dempsey

William Howlett

4

20/10/16

Ben Howlett

Joshua Ramanauskas

3

24/8/17

Adam Ramanauskas

 

JHA (GIRLS) 0-18 YEARS OLD

     

NAME

AGE AT END OF 2020

DOB

PARENT/GUARDIAN

Jaeda Lloyd

14

15/12/06

Matthew Lloyd

Georgia Caracella

13

19/11/07

Blake Caracella

Chenae Dempsey

12

17/03/08

Courtenay Dempsey

Kira Lloyd

11

5/9/09

Matthew Lloyd

Ivy Daniher

~10

-

Chris Daniher

Charli Johnson

9

16/3/11

Mark Johnson

Gemma Bewick

8

2/3/12

Darren Bewick

Scarlett Peverill

7

12/10/13

Damien Peverill

Matilda Solomon

6

27/07/14

Dean Solomon

Harmony Lovett-Murray

6

1/7/14

Nathan Lovett-Murray

Mia Peverill

5

3/12/15

Damien Peverill

Charlize Davey

5

18/12/15

Alwyn Davey

Sophie Howlett

2

19/11/18

Ben Howlett