Who We Are

Who We Are

Transforming lives through employment, education and care

AFL SportsReady is a national not for profit company that has launched the careers of thousands of young people.

Kevin Sheedy AO had a vision of helping young Australian’s find a better future though on the job training and education and backed by Bill Kelty, Ian Collins, Ron Evans and The Hon. Simon Crean MP AFL SportsReady was launched.

Our mission is simple – Through meaningful employment and quality education, we support, nurture and prepare people with the skills, knowledge and experiences to be successful in today and tomorrow’s workplaces.

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

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 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 II to Certificate IV. Our exclusive university partnerships allow our students, who successfully complete our programs to enter a degree qualification, complete with course credit.

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

2022/23 Annual Report

2021/22 Annual Report

2020/21 Annual Report

2019/20 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report