Community Club Sustainability Program

Community Club Sustainability Program

Ensuring competitions are competitively balanced is a critical element to safeguard the ongoing viability and sustainability of Clubs and Leagues. Even and fair competitions lead to increased interest and provide a better experience for stakeholders, which leads to stronger competitions and clubs.

The Community Club Sustainability Program has the following four objectives:

  1. Assisting the equalization of competitions;
  2. Improving the sustainability of Community Clubs;
  3. Promoting player loyalty and junior development;
  4. Supporting the role volunteers undertake in managing their clubs by capping the need to fundraise money for player payments and providing a more competitive environment on field that encourages more volunteers to support at club level.

Please see below documents relating to Player Points Systems and Player Payment Rules which form part of the Community Club Sustainability Program:


Player Points System Policy – AFL Canberra, Riverina FNL, Farrer FNL, Hume FNL

Player Points System Policy – AFL Canberra First Grade Women

Player Points System Policy – AFL Hunter Central Coast Men’s

Player Points System Policy – AFL South Coast Men’s Premier Division

Player Points System Policy – AFL Sydney Premier Division Men’s

Player Points System Policy – AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s

Player Points System Policy – AFL Sapphire Coast Mens Division 1

Application for points reassessment – Player Template

Application for points reassessment – Team Template


Player Payment Rules Template

Player Payment Rules Guidelines

Player Payment Club Administration Guide

Non-Declared Player Statement Form

Player Payment Budget Actual Declaration Template

Player Declaration Template


AFL Canberra, AFL Riverina, Hume FL Player Interchange Agreement

Sydney Swans, GWS GIANTS & AFL Sydney Player Interchange Agreement

Premier Partners

Official Partners

Official Suppliers