Our Story

Our Story

There can be many reasons to start a charity, but for AFL SportsReady, ‘making a difference’ is at the top of the list.

Every day we see young trainees thrive, after being given a chance to create a better future. However, there is much work to be done in providing additional programs and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and disadvantaged young people.

The Ready Foundation, led by AFL SportsReady Chair and former Victorian Premier, the Honourable Steve Bracks AC, aims to assist in relieving poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune or helplessness experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and other disadvantaged youth.

We believe in a fair and united Australia, and The Ready Foundation is a demonstration of our commitment toward reducing disadvantage and achieving reconciliation.

The Ready Foundation will contribute to a better Australia by removing the barriers preventing these groups from accessing the education and employment that all young people deserve. This charity will continue to grow and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and disadvantaged youth, while also providing financial assistance to encourage participation in traineeships alongside other forms of education.

The Ready Foundation will help provide a brighter future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disadvantaged young people, through gaining new skills and improved self-confidence, while creating successful career pathways through education, employment and traineeships.

Together, we can make that difference.