AFL Community Support Ticketing Program

The Australian Football League (AFL) receives many requests to assist with ticketing from a wide range of community groups including schools, junior football clubs, youth & church groups and formal organisations supporting specific disadvantaged or disability groups. The AFL recognises it has a corporate responsibility to the broader community and therefore provides community groups with access to our great game via the AFL Community Support Ticketing Program. Through this program we are able to offer access to selected games* throughout the year via AFL "sponsored" ticketing.

Please check the AFL’s website from March 2018 for further details.

AFL Lessons

Access FREE online AFL Football lessons and activities here: and create a new account with your own password. 
For further information
contact Manager Schools Programs, David Lindsay on 9287 5590 or email

AFL School Ambassador Program

Join the team that resources, recognises, motivates and rewards teachers who choose to actively engage their school in the game of Australian Football.

Over 1300 WA primary and secondary teachers have joined this national program since its inception here in 2004. 
Free professional development opportunities are available throughout the year. 

AFLSA responsibilities:

  • Provide a point of contact for teachers, parents, students and community clubs
  • Assist in the distribution of resources
  • Implement AFL related activities and competitions in their schools
  • Professionally develop colleagues

The AFL provides a selection of the following:

  • Footballs 
  • Apparel
  • Curriculum resources

Click here to register 

For more details regarding the AFLSA program, please contact:


WAFooty School Newsletter

Every two months a WAFooty Schools Newsletter is released to AFL School Ambassadors. The newsletters look at the latest news from football programs and competitions related to schools. School Ambassadors are encouraged to distribute the newsletter within their school community whether that be to staff, parents or interested students. The first newsletter was released in June 2016 with newsletter to follow every two months with the exception of December. Links to past and current school newsletters can be found below.


WAFooty School Newsletter Archive

WAFooty Schools Newsletter June 2016

WAFooty Schools Newsletter August 2016

WAFooty Schools Newsletter October 2016

WAFooty Schools Newsletter May 2017

WAFooty Schools Newsletter July 2017

WAFooty Schools Newsletter September 2017

Design a Football Jumper Competition

Design a new jumper for the school football team, use local landmarks, school ethos, population, location etc. The compeition opens in Term 1 with entries closing Friday, June 1.

The major prize is a set of jumpers in the winning design presented to the winning schools (one regional, one metro) - Proudly Supported by Burley Sekem.

Register through the programs online registration form and download the form below. Simply select the "Design a Football Jumper Competition" option under Programs.

2018 Design a Jumper Entry Form

Eagles in the Community

The West Coast Eagles provide a range of programs for primary school children, including the Eagles Rock my School and the Access All Areas competition and the ever popular Eagles Cup. The strong emphasis on education helps ensure the success and relevance of these programs. With Kicking Goals and a new High Schools program in development, all sectors of WA schools are well catered for. Click here for more information.

Footy Writing Competition

The WAFC Footy Writing Competition is an ideal way for teachers to help motivate reluctant writers and prepare students for the upcoming NAPLAN tests.   

The competition is open to all Year 3 and Year 5 students in Western Australia.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and their schools in both Year 3 and Year 5 categories.

2018 competition information coming soon.

Register through the programs online registration form , simply select the "footy Writing Competition" option under Programs.

Fremantle Dockers Community Goals

The Fremantle Dockers Community Goals program focuses on the development and delivery of a range of exciting and innovative programs aimed at primary school aged children. The programs offer tangible benefits through learning in a fun and participative framework and importantly all programs are linked to the WA Curriculum Framework. Click here for more information.

Multicultural Program

The Multicultural Program assists new and emerging communities integrate by using Australian Rules Football as a vehicle for social inclusion.

The WAFC recognises Australian Rules Football has the capacity to bring communities together by building strong relationships through consultation and developing strategies to encourage participation.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Social inclusion through participation
  • Literacy and numeracy outcomes
  • Assisting culturally and linguistically diverse youth become more active
  • Creating links between schools and community clubs
  • Developing important life skills through sport i.e. teamwork, leadership, self-confidence and respect
  • A positive experience with Australian culture

The Multicultural Program also provides consultation services to local football clubs to assist with the integration of players from new and emerging communities. These services include cultural awareness workshops and community engagement sessions.

Register your interest through the programs online registration form. Simply select the "Multicultural Program" option under Programs.

Resource Assistance Scheme (AFL jumpers, Goal Posts & Padding)

To be eligible for resource assistance the following is required; 

  • The school has a AFL School Ambassador
  • Participates in competitions of at least four weeks in duration or has registered
  • Financially assists schools in purchasing school football jumpers, goal posts and goal post padding to enhance the profile of Australian Rules Football
  • Can demonstrate the 'grant' will lead to a potential growth in participation.
  • Allocation is on an individual needs basis by the District / Regional Managers and the WAFC

Register your interest through the programs online registration form. Simply select the appropriate option under Programs.

NOTE: Due to capped funding streams, schools can only nominate for one category

Applications for funding close May 18th 2018. All schools will be notified by June 8 on funding distribution.

Registration form for download:

2018 Goal Post Padding Grant Application Form

2018 Goal Post Grant Application Form

2018 Jumper Grant Application Form