The mighty Hawks are taking registrations for our Cricket Academy, Dowling Shield and Under 18 teams for Season 2023/24.

This year the Academy is open to 14 and 15 year olds, and we are limited to 30 participants, as set by Cricket Victoria. We will need to undertake a process based on a range of personal attributes and performances in order to select the final squad. The Academy will be the first stage of selecting a squad for the Dowling side, however if you are not selected for the Academy, you will have an opportunity to trial in several outdoor sessions later in the year.

The first indoor session will take place at Young Gun Cricket, 32 Levanswell Road Moorabbin on Thursday August 3 from 6.00 – 7.00pm.

A fee of $150.00 will be payable for those selected in the final Academy squad to cover training and Club wear.

The Under 18 squad will commence with trials later in the year, so keep an eye on the Socials/Website. 

Academy & Dowling players will need to be 14 or 15 years of age as at 1 September, 2023, whilst Under 18 players can be 16 or 17 years of age as at September 1, 2023.

Participants for all Junior Pathway programs (Academy, Dowling & Under 18) are encouraged to register your interest with Craig Kernick, Cricket Development Coordinator via email at

When making your application you should include:-

  • Player’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Club and/or School
  • Parent’s names
  • Email
  • Mobile no.
  • Cricket discipline
  • Brief history of achievements

The Kingston Hawthorn Development program has been extremely successful in recent years, and places will be hotly sought after. Please register your interest as soon as possible.