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Crows, AFLPA slam racist slur on Betts

Racist social media comment condemned by club, players' union

7:01am  Jun 13, 2018

Concussion left Dog in 'lonely and dark' place

Liam Picken opens up about the emotional toll after March incident

5:55pm  Jun 12, 2018

Big Freeze funds slide in the right direction

A whopping 90 per cent of money raised goes to 'cure and care'

9:00am  Jun 11, 2018

'Happy young man' chance for Dons return

John Worsfold says club's first priority was Aaron Francis' mental health

12:30pm  Jun 7, 2018

Crowd violence 'feels like an aberration': Gill

AFL CEO speaks about recent spate of incidents at Etihad Stadium

11:29am  Jun 1, 2018

Ex-Sun prepares to sue AFL over harassment

Defender says racial vilification and sexual harassment ended career

7:27pm  May 9, 2018

Clark's new career: 'I want to create change'

Former Cat, Demon and Lion to take photos on Friday night

6:44am  May 4, 2018

'Enthusiastic' Dog ready to return: Beveridge

Tom Boyd is psychologically prepared to play in seniors, says coach

12:27pm  Apr 20, 2018

Young Bomber back after mental health battle

Forgotten Don defender set to return through the VFL

9:39am  Apr 20, 2018

Don takes leave to deal with mental health

Former No.6 pick steps away from club after asking for help

9:30pm  Feb 13, 2018

Support and Resources

The AFL is committed to ensuring safe, welcoming and inclusive environments for all people involved in Australian Football.

To achieve this, the AFL will adopt a specific and consistent approach to a range of social issues, underpinned by education, awareness-raising activities, support services, social responsibilities, research and evaluation, and compliance.

Select any key social issue to access online education, contact support services and download key information.

To view more educational videos, visit our AFL Community Education YouTube Channel.

Alcohol

Read about the affects of alcohol consumption.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Impact Series: Alcohol and Violence - Video and Education Resource 

  • This resource features Steven Morris from Richmond FC, who discusses his experiences with alcohol and violence
  • This resource also features James Macready-Bryan, who was left permanently disabled after being assaulted in Melbourne in 2006.    

ONLINE COURSE

  1. Select this link to access the online Illicit Drugs and Alcohol education module
  2. Select "Add to Cart" button on right-hand side of screen
  3. Confirm purchase of "AFL Illicit Drugs and Alcohol" online education module by checking the box and selecting "Proceed To Checkout"
  4. Enter your details if you are a registered user or create an account

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

SUPPORT SERVICES

Anti-Doping

Problem Gambling

Find out about the risks of Problem Gambling in the AFL industry.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Impact Series: Problem Gambling - Video and Education Resource

  • This resource features former AFL player Brent Guerra, who discusses the gambling battles he faced during his football career.

CONTACT US

Illicit Drugs

View the messages around the dangers of Illicit Drugs and the implications for your football club.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

ONLINE COURSE

  1. Select this link to access the online Illicit Drugs and Alcohol education module
  2. Select "Add to Cart" button on right-hand side of screen
  3. Confirm purchase of "AFL Illicit Drugs and Alcohol" online education module by checking the box and selecting "Proceed To Checkout"
  4. Enter your details if you are a registered user or create an account

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

SUPPORT SERVICES

Social Media

View the AFL's approach to a range of social issues.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Impact Series: Social Media - Video and Educational Resource

  • This resource features Tom Rockliff, a current Brisbane Lions player, discussing the positives, negatives and risks associated with social media.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Australian Government, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
https://www.esafety.gov.au/

Think U Know
http://www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/

Match-Fixing and Corruption

Find out about the issue of sports corruption facing professional sports organisations.

CONTACT US

  • If you have any further questions about Match-Fixing and Corruption, please contact education@afl.com.au

Mental Health

Find information about Mental Health support for your football club.

  • Educate and raise awareness of the prevalence and impact, causal factors and categories of mental illness that exist across the community
  • To build the capacity of the AFL industry to recognise the signs, activate early intervention and support those that may be suffering a mental illness

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Equality Series: Mental Health - Video and Education Resource

  • This resource is on Simon Hogan, ex Geelong Cats player, who discusses mental health and his experience with depression.

Equality Series: Mental Health - Video and Education Resource

  • This resource is on Mel Grieg, former radio host, who tells her story on dealing with mental health issues.

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

SUPPORT SERVICES

Respectful Relationships

Understand the importance of Gender Equality in preventing violence against women.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Equality Series: Gender Equality - Video and Education Resource

  • This resource provides you the opportunity to deliver education within your own club using AFL produced video clips and resources.
  • This resource is on Peta Searle, current St Kilda development coach, who discusses gender equality and being a woman in a male dominated environment.

ONLINE COURSE

Instructions to access course:

  1. Select this link to access the AFL Taking the Tackle: Respect is for Everyone online education module
  2. Select "Add to Cart" button on right-hand side of screen
  3. Confirm purchase of "AFL Taking the Tackle: Respect is for Everyone" online education module by checking the box and selecting "Proceed To Checkout"
  4. Enter your details if you are a registered user or create an account

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Mensline - service for men with relationship and family concerns phone 1300 789 978 | visit www.mensline.org.au
  • The Line - campaign aimed at promoting positive behaviours and actions that contribute to respectful relationships phone 1800 695 463 (1800 MY LINE) | visit www.theline.gov.au
  • 1800 Respect - for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of family and domestic violence and sexual assault phone 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT) | visit www.1800respect.org.au

Inclusion and Vilification

Read about the impact of vilification and discrimination on the health and well-being of individuals and community groups.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

AFL Culturally and Inclusive Community Football Club Toolkit: Toolkit PDF

  • This toolkit provides information for football clubs on the barriers and enablers of engaging those from culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Equality Series: Racial Vilification - Video and Educational Resource

  • This resource is on Joel Wilkinson, ex Gold Coast Suns player, who discusses racism and his experience of racism during his football career.

Equality Series: Homophobia - Video and Educational Resource

  • This resource is on Jason Ball, community football player, who discusses homophobia and his experiences of coming out to his football club.

CULTURAL FACT SHEETS

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

Concussion

Read about the AFL's commitment to the health and safety of all people who play the game of Australian rules.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

AFL Concussion Resource

View video clip featuring former Sydney Swans champion Jude Bolton and Professor Andrew Kaye (Director of Neurosurgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital). This resource can be used to better educate players on the risks associated with concussion.

DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

The AFL take the issue of Concussion very seriously and has further information and resources on concussion to better assist clubs and players in handling this injury.  

Report Inappropriate Behaviour

The AFL is committed to creating safe and inclusive environments for individuals who have been subjected to disrespectful conduct, sexual harassment, assault or threatening behaviour within our industry.

A critical element of creating safe and inclusive environments for individuals is a transparent process of the management of complaints or incidents of disrespectful conduct which includes sexual harassment, sexual or other assault (including threats), violence against women, discrimination based on sex, pregnancy, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

CONTACT US

  • If you wish to report inappropriate behavious please complete the online form and we will endeavour to contact you within 48 hours.