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Combine Wrap: Day one

5:22pm  Oct 8, 2015

Footy Feed: Tug-of-war over Jake

4:26pm  Oct 8, 2015


Lion Aish asks for trade to Collingwood

James Aish asks for move to Collingwood, but Lions say no trade

7:00pm  Oct 8, 2015

Player/coach Stevie J?

Lions speak with Steve Johnson about possible player/coach role

6:52pm  Oct 8, 2015

Comeback Cat signs new one-year deal

Geelong forward signs one-year deal after amazing comeback in 2015

6:18pm  Oct 8, 2015

Working at the AFL

Graduate Employment and Work Experience

Whilst the AFL does not currently have a Work Experience or Graduate program in place, we do however from time to time utilise university students to assist with project assignments as they arise at the AFL as part of their course requirements.

Career and employee development

The AFL is committed to working with employees to develop career paths that will enable them to maximise their contribution to the company, achieve job satisfaction, develop their marketability and reach their full potential.

We provide employees with on-the-job experience and training, and in some cases support their ongoing education.

Career development is a shared responsibility between each employee and their manager. The employee is responsible for taking the initiative by suggesting ways to develop their skills and broaden their experience. Managers are responsible for providing employees with feedback and appropriate opportunities to enhance their skills and take on more challenging roles and greater responsibility

Performance Management

The AFL is committed to effective performance management, through regular formal and informal feedback and review, and open communication.

Each employee participates in two formal review session per year, mid year and end of year. The purpose of performance reviews is to ensure objectives remain relevant to key business targets and gain feedback on performance.

Performance management may also involve:

Compensation and benefits

The AFL’s compensation & benefits practices aim to attract, motivate and retain employees and align reward to relative performance.

When developing and reviewing remuneration and rewards policies and practices, we recognise the need to ensure that:

Indigenous Recruitment Strategy

At the AFL we believe the people in our business should be reflective of the community and the players we represent. Our Indigenous employment strategy aims to support the diversity values of the AFL and it’s Affiliates’ and our ability to be responsive to Indigenous people. In the way we have seen exhibited on the football field, Indigenous people bring a different perspective, creativity, ability and skill set to the workplace. Through improved community engagement, non-Indigenous Australia can benefit from Indigenous contribution.

Equality in employment

The AFL is committed to providing a work environment in which every employee is treated fairly and with respect.

Employment with the AFL is based on merit. All employees and applicants for employment will be treated and evaluated according to their job-related skills, qualifications, abilities and aptitudes only. Employment decisions based on attributes other than a person's qualification to perform a job — e.g. race, colour, gender, religion, personal associations, national origin, age, disability, political beliefs, HIV status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or family responsibilities, are prohibited.

We have strong and clear policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and harassment or discrimination in any form at the AFL is unacceptable.

AFL Values

Play to Win
We rise to every challenge and do what we say we will do – we own the outcome. We thrive on pushing the boundaries beyond what we have done before to achieve the extraordinary for our people, fans, partners and the community. 

Play Fair
Respect, integrity, honesty, empathy and a great work ethic earns us the right to play. 

Play with Passion
We love what we do. Passion, energy, fun and perseverance is at the heart of our sport and is what drives how we work.

Play as One Team
We work as one team because together we achieve better outcomes. We bring out the best in each other by embracing our diverse range of ideas, skills and backgrounds to achieve individual and shared success. We celebrate our wins and always have each other’s back.  

These values form a key part of our selection criteria