The National Schools Grant program is designed to help schools facilitate AFL programs. It aims to:
- Equip and empower schools to run quality AFL programs
- Help provide a fair and equitable opportunity for AFL programming in all schools
- Remove barriers that prevent involvement in programs or competitions
Grants are available across streams including CRT cover, guernseys, event attendance support, goal post padding, and an AFL starter equipment pack. Term 4 Grants are open from Monday 6th November to Friday 17th November.
Click here to register as a member. Dates and stream links below:
|Stream||Term 4 - Link to apply||What’s available|
|CRT Cover||Details to apply||Full day ($450) and half day ($250) CRT relief grants available to allow teachers to either attend an AFL professional learning session, or attend an AFL school competition day.|
|Guernseys||Details to apply||Subsidy of $500 available to help cover the cost of a new set of guernseys/jumpers for school teams.|
|Event Attendance Support||Details to apply||300 per team, per competition, to support teams participating in competition or event days.|
|Goal Post Padding||Details to apply||Subsidy of $500 available to help cover the cost of goal post padding for school oval goal posts.|
|'AFL Starter' Equipment Pack||Details to apply||Base-level AFL equipment pack available to both primary and secondary schools.|
NSW Government Schools only:
When prompted for Bank Account details during the application process, please input the following mock bank account details – Account Name ‘School name’, BSB ‘082 100’ & Account Number ‘12345678’. If successful, grant funds will be distributed by the NSW Dept of Education on behalf of the AFL.
Tasmanian Government Schools only:
When prompted for Bank Account details during the application process, please input the following mock bank account details – Account Name ‘School name’, BSB ‘082 100’ & Account Number ‘12345678’. If successful, we will be in touch to facilitate payment via invoice.
GST/Remittance: Please note that these grants are classed as a gift and as such there no GST is attached. Remittance advice will be issued on payment.
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To join as an AFL Schools Member simply fill out your details on the home page and one of our team members will be in touch to confirm your membership.
All teachers who were previously registered as a Schools Ambassador will be automatically rolled over to our new AFL Schools Membership Program and no action is required your end to make this happen.
In short, yes! Where relevant, all resources have been adapted and aligned to the new Australian Curriculum 9.0, Victorian Curriculum Foundation - 10, and NSW curriculum.
No! Our membership model is free, and all of our resources can be accessed free of charge.
To book an AFL staff delivered practical incursion at your school, please visit the Book a Program page on the website.
If you'd like to have an AFL Sporting Schools Program run at your School, please follow these steps:
- Visit www.sportaus.gov.au/schools/schools/funding to apply for funding or find out more information
- If successful in your funding application, select "AFL" as your chosen sport
- One of our AFL staff members will be in touch to finalise your booking details
Please check out the AFL Schools Shop which is fully equipped with all equipment required to run a high quality AFL program in your school. In addition, we will be implementing a grants program in 2023 - stay tuned for further details.
Yes - please check out our Professional Learning offering which aims to empower teachers to deliver our game confidently, and we have also created a 'What is AFL' resource in our Teacher Resources section which has a similar intention.
We intend to provide teachers with content that supports learning in the classroom. The lessons and instructional models include effective teaching methodologies based on such documentation as the Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
We have engaged with authors who have had educational experiences in schools, some of whom have been teachers.
In addition, informed by educational authorities nationally and state-based educational bodies, we refer to ACARA, VCAA, NSW’s DoE, Vic DET to ensure our resources are curriculum-aligned. Furthermore, the materials and the intended application focusing on pedagogy, are drawn from the current evidenced-based works such as the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO), New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Community of Practice and other initiatives. Our practical approaches incorporate Coaching Professional Learning and AusKick Curriculum.
The methodology applied to support teachers to cater for the differing needs and abilities of students is the CHANGE IT Approach which has been developed in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program and the Schools Network.
We have a strong network of regional development staff that service all States and Territories via our incursion programming. Reach out to us via the Contact Us Link below and your query will be directed to your relevant State or Territory staff member who will be in touch.
Our competition structure varies in every State and Territory, so please get in touch via the Contact Us Page in the link below and your local staff member will be in touch to advise on the best option for your school.