The Calder Cannons are an Australian rules football club from Melbourne, Australia.
The club competes in the NAB League, the Victorian statewide Under 18s competition, and fields squads in the Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 18s, including girls teams.
The club was formed in 1995 after the need for two more metropolitan clubs. The geographic catchment area for the club is the north-western suburbs of Melbourne extending to cover the Macedon Ranges area.
The club’s training base is at Highgate Recreation Reserve, Craigieburn and players are ‘zoned’ to the Cannons if they live in the municipal areas of Moreland, Melbourne, Hume, Moonee Valley, Macedon Ranges, Mitchell (part) and Brimbank (part).
The purpose of the club is to develop players to their ultimate potential and provide players with the opportunity to play at the highest level possible for their age, and to ultimately prepare some to play AFL football through the AFL National Draft. The competition is regarded nationally as the major elite football development program for young players.