Welcome to the Breakaways

We welcome players of all ages, gender, backgrounds and levels of experience. Our existing players range in age from 18 to 49.  Some players had never kicked a football before their first training session. Some are now exceptional and you will learn a lot.

All you need to bring to your first Breakaways session is your enthusiasm, some boots and always a sense of humour.

Training Schedules & Events

We welcome new recruits to the Breakaways all year round. The Breakaways Home ground & Training facility is the HJ Mahoney Oval, Cnr Illawarra Road & Wharf St, Marrickville

  • Breakaways – Off Season
    • Kick 2 Kick – Breakaways start their preseason with a strong social focus:  K2K comences – Thursday 20 Oct from 6pm
      • K2K – occurs every Thursday evening from 6pm until the Christmas Break – bring a friend, neighbour, sibling etc etc
      • Footy Boots are always the best footwear but cross trainers are fine during the off season
    • The Bang – Breakaways have direct partner relationship with the “non-competitive” and training group of local and interstate AFL past legends and cudabeens “The Bang” (see Website)
      • The Breakaways/Bang play every Sunday at Mahoney 9am-11am – Join us
    • AFL’9s
      • The Breakaways are involved in several AFL9 Competitions during the Off-season.
      • Register you interest in the Breakaways to receive communication links for information updates
  • Breakaways Club Training
    • Season 2023 Training formally commence – 19 January (then Tues & Thus after)
    • Tuesday & Thursday nights 6:30-8:30
    • Newtown Breakaways train rain, hail or shine … but if ground closures are enforced by the council, an alternate gym session will be arranged and updates provided on the public facebook page.
    • Pre-season training focus of pre-season training will be on strength, conditioning, and fundamental skills. It is a good opportunity for newbies to pick up skills and for returning players to shake off the rust and prepare for the new season.


For the 2023 Sydney AFL season, depending on recruitment and returning registrations the Breakaways will nominate the following teams:

  • Womens: Division 1 and Division 3
  • Mens: Division 2 and Division 3
  • AFL Sydney competition runs from early April to mid-August, with a finals series running in September. Training will continue to be every Tuesday and Thursday, with games being played on Saturdays. The complete competition draw is available closer to the season start date.

2023 Breakaways Registration fees

  • The 2022 Registration fees were as follows (these are likely to remain unchanged but will be confirmed at the Breakaways AGM (prior end of 2022)
  • New players: $350 (includes playing kit that you keep).
  • Returning players: $300
  • New Junior players (16-22): $200
  • Returning junior players: $150
  • If you require a payment plan, please send us an email and we can provide you with a voucher code.
  • AFL Registration
    • All players are required to register with the AFL (PlayHQ) this covers game administration and importantly player insurance (Breakaways maintain Platinum Level Insurance)
    • Registrations will open for the 2023 season soon and we encourage registration as soon as practicable – please return to this website for updates & direct AFL Registration link.


To express your interest in joining us or to ask a question (there’s no such thing as a silly question), please click on the button below & fill in the form.