Central Metro Flames Development Colleges

As many of you will be aware, The Central Metro Flames has undertaken to expand its popular Girls Development College and introduce a concurrent Boys Development College for 2016. The colleges are intended as a development opportunity for more inexperienced but enthusiastic players.


  • Cost is $120 per player (attendance at all sessions is not compulsory)

The college will commence on the first Sunday of Term 1, being Sunday 31st January and will run each Sunday in Term 1 (excluding Labour Day weekend), as follows: 

  • Sunday 31st January
  • Sunday 7th February
  • Sunday 14th February
  • Sunday 21st February
  • Sunday 28th February
  • Sunday 6th March
  • Sunday 20th March

The college sessions will all run at Melbourne High School with 90 minutes pitch time followed by 30 min morning tea and break up, before departure: 

  • Boys College: 8.00am-10.00am 
  • Girls College:  9.30am-11.30am

The colleges will focus primarily on technical player development, with a coaching panel led and overseen by John Mowat, Game Education Manager for Hockey Australia. 

Please note that participation in Flames lead development initiatives has no administrative bearing on eligibility or preference for selection at any other level such as Junior State Championships teams. Whilst we would encourage all young players to leap at opportunities to develop their skill base, we do not believe every program is suitable for every player. It is important that players and their parents manage their own welfare and time to ensure a healthy balance of development and enjoyment of both our sport, other interests and school commitments. 

For further information about the colleges please visit the Central Flames website Player Colleges section.