Within the NSW/ACT competition, the AFL align Junior Clubs with Senior Clubs to provide a pathway for players. This helps with the distribution of players and ensures a more balanced competition as players come through the pathway.
Junior clubs that are aligned with the East Coast Eagles are:
- Baulkham Hills Australian Football Club
- Blue Mountains Junior AFL Club Inc*
- Blacktown Junior Australian Football Club*
- Emu Plains/Glenmore Park Junior AFL Club*
- Hawkesbury Saints Junior Australian Football Club*
- Kellyville/Rouse Hill Junior A.F.L. Club
- Parramatta Lions Junior AFL Club*
- Penrith GIANTS Junior AFL Club*
- St Clair Junior AFC Inc*
*Junior Club is shared with more than one Senior Club, please note this includes any shared Junior club including those shared with Platinum and Divisional Senior clubs.
The Eagles engagement with the Junior Clubs is currently being reviewed to understand what are the best ways for Clubs to work together to keep Juniors in our game.