Girls Academy Program

Welcome to the Grange Thistle Girls Academy Program!


I am excited to have you be a part of an academy that has been designed using the latest methodology of the world’s greatest player development programs.

We have worked hard to build this program to be a fun and rewarding experience.


The sport of Football is growing dramatically in Australia, and every Season brings new ideas at all levels. Therefore, our philosophies are also continuing to evolve, and our policies continue to be moulded and reshaped in ways that will better serve the needs of each player and the Club.

We sincerely welcome your suggestions, as well as your participation in the workings of GTFC and the Academy Program because it takes a tremendous effort to accomplish all that must be done in order to sustain a successful football program. 

Please read carefully the information set out in our Handbook. Your familiarity with what is contained  here will help ensure you and your child have a fun and rewarding GTFC experience.


Coach John Cook, Girls Technical Director


“There’s no better feeling than stepping out on the field and stunning them all by doing what none of them thought you could do.”

 @AshlynHarris  @GrangeThistleFC #GrangeGirls #OrangePride

The Program will commence on Friday 15th October 2021 and run for 8 weeks, completing on the Friday 3rd of December.


Age groupings - (subject to registration numbers)


Under 7 to Under 9

Under 10 and Under 11

Under 12 and Under 13

Under 14 and Under 15

Under 16 +


  • Returning GAP participants: $100 for 8 weeks commencing Friday 15th October to Friday 3rd December

  • New participants: $120 for 8 weeks commencing Friday 15th October to Friday 3rd December 

  • Registrations after sessions commence: Rate to be determined by the Girls Technical Director and Club Treasurer.