Facility Management

Over the past five years, we’ve invested $24M into an estimated $340M worth of infrastructure projects. Learn more about facility management grants.

Close to 3,000 grounds are used for Australian Football across the country with this number increasing each year due to the strong participation growth being experienced in our game in all corners of our nation.

FUELING GROWTH AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING

The AFL industry is heavily focused on developing the right plans in collaboration with Councils, Clubs and all other stakeholders in each project. When done well, this maximises any returns on investment through increased participation levels, club sustainability and community wellbeing.

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL FACILITIES FUND

To assist with projects coming to life, the AFL has created the Australian Football Facilities Fund 'AFFF'. On average, our AFFF partners own $50M worth of community football facility projects benefitting more than 100 clubs each year.

MODULAR FACILITIES

Modular Facilities are an innovation in construction that allows State Governments, Councils and Clubs to invest in best-practice facilities that meet key design, cost & quality requirements. 

SYNTHETIC SURFACES

In 2007, Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) developed criteria for the use of synthetic turf for Australian Football and cricket commissioned by the AFL, Cricket Australia, Sport & Recreation Victoria and JLT Trustees (the insurer to both the AFL and Cricket Australia). An expert panel regularly review the criteria to ensure that the products are safe and comparable with the playing characteristics of natural grass.

GRANTS WEBINAR

To give your club the best chance for approval, this webinar outlines helpful tips & suggestions when writing and submitting grant applications.

EXPRESS YOUR INNOVATIVE IDEAS

Our growth shows we need access to one new field every week for the next five years to meet this demand. As we look Towards 2030, the AFL is seeking Expressions of Interest from forward thinking school leaders or Education Departments, or other landowners with innovative ideas, who want to help their communities deliver better sporting facilities and create more opportunities for communities to be healthy and active.