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Melinda Hyland becomes the first woman to reach 350 games

Melinda Hyland (back left) with her family, Julie McLean, Alby (6), Andy (3), Teddy (8). Photo: Damian Jenkins . On Friday, 1 March Melinda Hyland will become the first woman in NSW or the ACT to play 350 senior matches,

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Vale Jesse Baird

AFL CEO Andrew Dillon, and the NSW Australian Football Umpire Association have released statements on the passing of Jesse Baird. . AFL CEO Andrew Dillon The AFL is deeply saddened to learn of the update from NSW Police regarding the

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AFL NSW/ACT Media Release: GIANTS Community Camp

The GIANTS will return Canberra on Wednesday to visit local clubs, schools and fans for the annual Community Camp. Just one week out from the AFL’s Opening Round, a group of GIANTS players will also head south of the nation’s

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NAB AFL Auskickers ready to soar in ‘24!

You know the drill! It’s time to pump up your footy, throw on your favourite team colours and cut up the oranges, NAB AFL Auskick is back – and aiming for another record-breaking season. After 126,245 NAB AFL Auskickers broke

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AFL aims for one million participants, backed by $1B of investment

Jake Austin, Josie Capes, Bella Wadham, Charlotte Capes and Ben Wadham of the Moore Park Tigers. Photo: Phil Hillyard . The AFL has set its sights on having one million registered participants by 2033 nationally, with that ambition to be

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Play your way! A guide to playing footy in 2024

. Footy season is just around the corner and with SO many options, here is a guide to playing NAB AFL Auskick or local footy in 2024. . Don’t forget there are tonnes more offerings including NAB AFL Superkick and

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How to: Become a 2024 accredited coach

Becoming a coach is a fun and rewarding experience. There’s a coaching role for anyone interested, with AFL NSW/ACT clubs requiring coaches from NAB AFL Auskick to first division open teams. Every level of experience is welcome! Check out the

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Submissions now open for Telstra Footy Country Grants

Local footy clubs across the country can now apply for Telstra Footy Country Grants with submissions for the new initiative opening today. Unveiled in September 2023 by the AFL and Telstra, Telstra Footy Country Grants will give local footy clubs an $8 million boost over

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Accessing NSW Active Kids vouchers in 2024

The following Memo to Clubs was sent to all AFL NSW/ACT clubs by Community Football Manager, John Boulous, on 31 January 2024. . As announced by the NSW Government in June 2023, the Active Kids Voucher (‘AKV’) program will expire

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Footy back in school for 2024

While some students may be dreading the return to school, AFL NSW/ACT is pumped! We’re putting our best foot forward to give students a fun and different way to engage in their school day, and also give teachers the best

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