Academy Program

“Where the Stars of Today Guide the Stars of tomorrow”

Consistent with our See The Future – Be The Future Club vision, the BJFC is pleased to partner with The Pendlebury Skills Academy (PSA), which provides additional training for our registered boys and girls players from AFL and Balwyn stars, Scott, Ryan and Kris Pendlebury.

BJFC Players will work through the Program, and be challenged mentally and physically to improve their skills and to be the best possible player they can be. Drills are tracked and recorded throughout the course so BJFC players can monitor progress.

More Information, please contact the Pendlebury Skills Academy (PSA):

Kris Pendlebury
Phone: 0401 875 831

The Academy is based around 3 phases, each consisting of a 4 week block in the Program.

  1. Skills Based Training
  2. Strength and Conditioning
  3. Professionalism

Skill Based Training

  •  Left and right side of the body handballing, kicking
  • Aerial situations
  • Front and Square techniques
  • Running patterns
  • Contested methods
  • Stoppage and body work
  • Functional based skills work
  • Agility and challenging the skills under pressure/fatigue

Strength & Conditioning

  • Functional football related strength work and using footballs through the workout
  • Access to Scott’s Gym in Richmond for private workouts in an elite AFL facility
  • Lower body & Upper body strength work
  • Core-work
  • A Program to follow throughout the off season/preseason


  •  Planning your week, goal setting, balance in lifestyle
  • Setting Training standards and Recovery methods  – used by all Pendlebury brothers today

Academy Coaches

Kris Pendlebury

  • Gippsland Power u/15 u/16 u/18’s
  • 2x Victoria Representative VFL
  • 2x VFL Best and Fairest Runner Up
  • Collingwood Football Club VFL Captain (2011- 2012)
  • Team Of The Year VFL
  • 2x Players Player Of The Year (2014 & 2016) Balwyn Football Club
  • 2015 Best Finals Player @ Balwyn Football Club
  • 2016 Best and Fairest @ Balwyn Football Club
  • 2 X Premiership Player & Assistant Coach @ Balwyn Football Club
  • Team Of The Century @ Balwyn Football Club
  • 2006 Pre-season @ Essendon Football Club
  • 2010 Pre-season @ Collingwood Football Club

Scott Pendlebury

  • Junior State Team for Vic Country
  • Team Of The Year TAC Cup
  • Selected #5 National Draft 2005
  • 2007 Runner Up Rising Star and Runner Up club Best and Fairest
  • 2008 Voted to Player Leadership Group at 19
  • 3 x Runner Up Best and Fairest
  • 4 x Best and Fairest
  • 5 x All Australian
  • 2 x Best Finals Player
  • Current Captain at Collingwood Football Club

Ryan Pendlebury

  • Gippsland Power u/15 u/16 u/18
  • Vic Country u/16
  • Senior Premiership Player at 18 for Sale Football Club
  • Gippsland Team Of The Year 2012
  • Gippsland League Interleague 2012,2013,2014
  • VFL Team Of The Year 2015
  • Pre season @ Collingwood Football Club 2015, 2016
  • VFL Leadership Group 2016 – present
  • VFL @ Collingwood Football Club 2014-present