About the club
The Hammond Park Junior Football Club began from very humble beginnings, in 2008 about 15 boys and girls came down to the new patch of grass in Hammond Park every Sunday morning and had some fun kicking footballs around. By the end of the year the group of kids had come up with their name, the Hammond Park Hurricanes, their colours; green, navy, and white, and their Guernsey design.
2009 saw a more official approach, as the club officially registered as an Auskick centre, and had around 40 kids playing Auskick each week. This grew to 80 in 2010, including a team of Year 4’s who played in the South Fremantle District competition. 2010 was also the year of Incorporation for the Hammond Park Junior Football Club, making it official that the Hurricanes were here to stay.
By 2013 the number of players had grown to over 200, with 165 of them being Auskickers (Pre Primary to Year 2), putting the Hurricanes in the top 3 for clubs in our district.
In 2 exciting new initiatives, the club was home to one of the few All-Girls teams, the HurricAngels, who added some pink to the club and showed off their skills. The other new initiative was a first in WA, with the Hammond Park All Abilities team comprising of players who may have physical disabilities or special needs. This team allowed players of any ability to play footy and enjoy all the fun of it at their own pace, and was very well supported by all players and parents.
The first few years were a tough experience, with no facilities other than the grass, and a rapidly growing community wanting to get in on the excitement. It was these years that have shaped the community and family feel the club now sets as a standard, with parents and players all making the most of their experiences playing junior sport in a fun, safe, and friendly environment.
It's no wonder every year more and more people climb aboard the Hurricane train!