Football Operations Trainee




AFL SportsReady currently has an exciting position available for someone wanting to pursue a career in the Sports & Recreation industry.

As the successful applicant, you will:
• Be employed by AFL SportsReady.
• Work on-site with AFL NORTHERN TERRITORY
• Study for an accredited qualification: CERTIFICATE III IN SPORT AND RECREATION



Our Traineeship are the best way to fast-track your career. We will provide you with the real skills and experience needed to succeed when first starting your career.

As the successful applicant, you will:
• GET PAID: Earn while you learn (National Training Wage)
• GET EXPERIENCE: Real work-place experience with AFL NORTHERN TERRITORY
• GET EDUCATED: Combine work with education and study for a fully funded qualification
• GET NETWORKED: Build a network of key industry contacts
• GET SUPPORTED: Dedicated AFL SportsReady staff members (Field Officers and Educators) will support you every step of the way
• GET INTO UNI: Direct entry and course credit to one of our University partners (Conditions apply, visit University partners for details)
• GET A HEAD START: Experience + Education + Networks

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you will also receive one-on-one mentoring support and networking



The Football Operations trainee will work closely with members of AFLNT’s Community Football team and be responsible for assisting with the day to day running of Football Operations activities in the Top End.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist with football administrative tasks
• Assist with match day preparation & set up
• Assist with Match Review Panel and Tribunal tasks
• Match Manage as required
• Develop relationships with community clubs
• Develop relationships with volunteers
• Work within AFLNT Rules & Regulations and Competition By-Laws
• Utilize the AFL database known as FootyWeb to record match and tribunal results
• Collect and report on participation data to meet census and insurance requirements

• Provide assistance to other departments in AFL NT as required, particularly around major events
• Miscellaneous administration support as required

As a face of AFL programs in the NT you will be responsible for building positive relationships and representing the game.

Due to the nature of the sporting industry you must be willing to work outside normal business hours such as evenings and weekends.



The Football Operations Trainee may perform or assist with any or all of the following tasks:
• Assist with developing and maintaining volunteer participation.
• Meet client needs and expectations.
• Answer phones and general reception
• Contribute to effective workplace relationships
• Undertake risk analysis of activities
• Provide first aid response
• Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures



As the successful candidate, you will receive:

$19,000 – $25,000+9.5 % Superannuation

  • National Training Wage Award
  • Fully Funded Qualification



  • People with tertiary qualifications need not apply. Current university applicants may have to defer their studies to be eligible for this traineeship.
  • This position is best suited to a recent secondary school leaver.



Applicants must have:

  • Drivers License
  • Working With Children Check


Applications for this position will close:

January 5, 2020 5:00 pm

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter
  • A Resume
  • Application Details
  • Position Details
  • Job Specific Requirements
  • Previous Employment
  • About your time at school
  • Previous Education
  • Skills
  • Referees

Job Application

General Information

Contact Details

Home Address

Postal Address

Job Requirements

Please confirm the following job requirements

Previous Experience

About your time at School

Can you tell us about your education


Please provide information in the space below about your skills.

In this section you could explain how your skills support the Duties and Responsibilities outlined in the job advertisement for this job.


Please provide at least one referee, and a maximum of 3 referees.

Please note that by nominating referees, you give permission to AFL SportsReady to contact the referees.

Referee 1

Referee 2

Referee 3

Please attach a Cover Letter for this position in Word or PDF format.

Please attach a copy of your resume in Word or PDF format:

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