Who We Are

Who We Are


AFL SportsReady is a national, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities.

We work in partnership across a number of industry sectors including sport and recreation, business and administration, education, finance, horticulture, information technology, retail and arts, and the creative industries.

We have kick-started the careers of approximately 17,000 young jobseekers, including over 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, and helped develop over 800 sporting organisations and other businesses across Australia, since we began 27 years ago.

We provide an entry-level training and support program that combines practical work experience with vocational education, helping young Australians kick-start their careers while supporting employers to build skilled and qualified workforces.

Our traineeship model is a three-way partnership between:

  • AFL SportsReady
  • Young jobseeker / entry-level employee
  • Employers

We support both the entry-level employee and employer every step of the way, which means everyone gets the best out of the experience.

Our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment program, Warumilang, assists First Nations peoples with tailored employment and training pathways that aim to provide opportunities for First Nations peoples to thrive and be successful.

AFL SportsReady is also a leading education provider, offering courses in either sport or business, ranging from Certificate level through to Diploma. Our exclusive university partnerships allow our students, who successfully complete our programs to gain entry into a Degree qualification, complete with course credit.


To learn more about the work we do, download an edition of AFL SportsReady’s Annual Report:

2019-20 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report      

2017 Annual Report