Indigenous Support Program
Grant & Scholarships
Dr Pippa Grange
Career Counselling & Coaching
Education & Training Grants
Specialist Referral Network
Indigenous Players Camp
3 Pillars Program
Elite Athelete Friendly University Network
Industry education & Initiatives
Mentor & Family Support
Next Goal Work Placement
Tutoring & Learning Support
Support for Partners
Club Liaison Services
Mike Fitzpatrick Scholarships
Literacy & Numeracy Skill Development
Psychology Consultants VIC Richard Kaa
Research & Endorsement Grants
IT Skills Training
NSW Patsy Tremayne
Drake Professional Development Courses
Retired & Delisted Support
Job Preparation Tools
Project Manager Career Transition Rayden Tallis
Career Development Consultants VIC Simone Marshall NSW Jamie Breden QLD Lydia Najlepszy WA Lisa Cunningham SA Prue Wilcosz
Player Development Services The AFL Playersâ€™ Association, enhancing the security and personal development opportunities for past, present and future AFL Footballers. www.aflpa.com.au
Player Development Services Transition Services
Grants & Scholarships
Mark Porter & Rayden Tallis
CAREER COUNSELLING & COACHING
EDUCATION & TRAINING GRANTS
Education and support for players and clubs in developing an awareness of Multiculturalism.
Grants to assist players in subsidising their education expenses.
INDIGENOUS PLAYERS CAMP
Biannual camp for Indigenous players.
Grants to assist players in subsidising a purchase of a computer.
MENTOR & FAMILY SUPPORT
Support for players and their families.
Interactive and educational sessions covering a range of life and professional skills.
3-day induction for newly drafted Facilitating sound career choices via exploration of players entering the AFL. work values and interests, counselling, assessment, and FOOTBALL APPRENTICESHIP A year long induction program personal profiling. designed to give players the necessary skills and competencies required to be an elite AFL footballer.
Strictly confidential service where players can get support for off field issues, including relationships, career stress, transition and injury. SPECIALIST REFERRAL NETWORK
Assistance in selecting Strictly confidential service appropriate educational courses. where players can access specialist advice for support ELITE ATHLETE FRIENDLY of the field, this may include 3 PILLARS PROGRAM UNIVERSITY NETWORK gambling, depression and Comprehensive skills and (EAFUN) substance abuse. knowledge for players with National network of Elite Athlete interests in business, property Friendly Universities supporting INDUSTRY EDUCATION & and share investing. players with their studies. INITIATIVES Informing stakeholders with NEXT GOAL WORK TUTORING & LEARNING regard to specific issues that PLACEMENTS SUPPORT affect the AFL industry. Work Placement program Support for players requiring designed to provide practical assistance to meet their SUPPORT FOR PARTNERS work experience in an industry educational and study needs. Partners of players may of the playerâ€™s choice. access a range of services LITERACY & NUMERACY offered in Player Development EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SKILL DEVELOPEMNT this may include personal Connecting players with Support for players with literacy and career counselling, our employer networks. & numeracy needs. specialist referral network, FINANCIAL EDUCATION education guidance and IT SKILLS TRAINING Seminars providing information indigenous support. Specific training to develop to players about managing their your IT skills. financial affairs. RETIRED & DELISTED SUPPORT
Support for recently retired or delisted players transitioning into life after football.
JOB PREPARATION TOOLS
Tools to guide players in obtaining employment.
CLUB LIAISON SERVICES
Support for clubs in dealing and understanding with Indigenous affairs.
MIKE FITZPATRICK SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship allocated annually to potential AFL footballers who require financial assistance to reach their educational goals. RESEARCH & ENDORSEMENT GRANTS
Support for researchers undertaking relevant research within the AFL industry. DRAKE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
Courses to assist players with their professional development during and after their football career.