Online Resources for Teachers

AFL Community club page is your one stop shop for all AFL school related curriculum programs and also for an array of information on Club land, Umpiring and Coaching support.

Lesson Plans

The AFL have worked closely with our School Ambassadors to formulate engaging lesson plans which ticks off the national curriculum outcomes across all major subjects for all year groups.

All lesson plans are free and available in PDF format which can easily be printed off. Please visit to view this exciting free resource.

AFL Schools Resources Assistance Scheme

Each year, football friendly schools can apply to the AFL for financial assistance to purchase permanent Australian football goal posts and football jumper sets.

These grants are managed by each state football body in consultation with regional development staff and the respective schools.

Each state may devise additional criteria for these grants; however as a minimum the school should have an AFL School Ambassador and participate in competitions of at least six weeks in duration or has made a committed to be involved in the near future.

Please email your Mark Ayers for more information.

Dream Team

Ben Mathewson from Tasmania's The Friends School has beaten over 40,000 students across Australia to be named the national champion of the 2012 Toyota AFL Schools Dream Team Schools Competition.

The competition was open to primary and secondary students across Australia.

Collingwood star and Dream Team coach, Nick Maxwell praised Ben for his achievement.

"I’d like to congratulate Ben on his fantastic effort; hopefully we might even see him coaching an AFL side one day," he said.

As part of the competition students were asked to create and coach their dream AFL team, selecting players within a salary cap and trading them throughout the season according to players’ performance in the AFL competition.

AFL Schools Footy Tipping will commence in February.

If you are a teacher, you can order your footy tipping cards and charts here.

Schools Tipping will launch 14 Feb. You can use your login from last year.

This year, the prizes are bigger and better, with a total prize pool of $11,000.

There'll be one prize per round for best tipper nationally, then eight state winners and 1 national winner.

AFL Quiz

Teachers, register for this fun, exciting and unique national competition to test students’ Australian Football knowledge while developing their literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
The 2013 AFL Quiz is open to students from years 3-6.

It consists of a pre-season quiz followed by three competitive rounds, concluding with an exclusive final series.

Teams of THREE students have one hour to answer 10 questions and be in the running to win exciting prizes, including tickets to attend an AFL match.Hundreds of teachers throughout Australia integrate the AFL Quiz into their learning programs.

Questions that have been developed are linked to the new National Curriculum and compliment current NAPLAN testing programs. It is an educationally rich, online problem-solving experience based on collaboration.

To register visit:

AFL Schools Community Programs

AFL Multicultural Schools Program: Six week program for students from primary grades 3 – 6 and secondary schools Years 7 – 10 which teaches basic footy skills

AFL Female Schools Program: Each state and territory Australian football body delivers female school football programs, independently or in partnership with their education authorities sporting association.


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