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UPDATE: Pie investigated for allegedly betting on AFL match

Collingwood's Jaidyn Stephenson is under investigation by the AFL Integrity Unit in relation to the possibility of betting on an AFL match

7:29pm  Jun 18, 2019

LISTEN: The 'scary' mental health issues in our game: Pask speaks

Player agent Marty Pask opens up to Damian Barrett about his concerns for many AFL stars

6:49am  Jun 13, 2019

No further penalty for Carlton fan evicted from Marvel Stadium

AFL says it hasn't changed its position on fan behaviour after a string of incidents

4:51pm  Jun 12, 2019

AFL statement on fan behaviour

AFL releases a statement on fan behaviour

4:22pm  Jun 12, 2019

Winmar statue to be unveiled at Optus Stadium

A bronze statue depicting indigenous footballer Nicky Winmar's stand against racist abuse from spectators will be unveiled at Optus Stadium before the Western Derby

1:45pm  Jun 9, 2019

AFL statement in response to Adam Goodes films

Read the AFL's statement in response to the films 'The Final Quarter' and 'The Australian Dream'

3:45pm  Jun 7, 2019

AFL, clubs unreservedly apologise to Goodes for not 'standing with him'

AFL releases statement ahead of upcoming Adam Goodes documentary

3:46pm  Jun 7, 2019

'Sometimes you've got to step up': The Long vision

Fifteen years on, the Long Walk remains a critical marker in Australia's moves towards reconciliation with its indigenous people

2:00pm  May 22, 2019

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.