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HAVE you ever wanted to be an AFL coach? Here's your chance!

Fantasy coaches manage a squad throughout the home and away rounds of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season with their team success based on players' actual on-field performances.


Your Fantasy team will accumulate points from Champion Data's official statistics of games each round as you go head-to-head with your mates and people all over the world.

AFL Fantasy is available on web and mobile web and the apps can be downloaded now!

For every kick your player has, they'll get three points. In 2023, Luke Ryan and Jack Sinclair had the highest average for kicks with 19.6 per game. A tackle gains you four points, helping make Matt Rowell (8.3 per game) an option. Rucks keep their score ticking over with one point for each hitout, with Jarrod Witts (39.2 per game) leading that stat in 2023. Brodie Grundy has left Max Gawn's Melbourne to join Sydney, giving coaches something to think about.

Stat Description

Points Awarded

2023 Leader (Total)


3 Points

Jack Sinclair


2 Points

Tom Mitchell


3 Points

Jacob Weitering


4 Points

Matt Rowell

Free Kick For

1 Point

Rowan Marshall

Free Kick Against

-3 Points

Jason Horne-Francis


1 Point

Reilly O'Brien


6 Points

Charlie Curnow


1 Point

Charlie Curnow

Finding players whose game gets stats from the key scoring categories is the key to Fantasy success.

You can follow the fortunes of your team live through the AFL Fantasy website and app as games are playing out in real time. The Match Centre on and the AFL Live Official App provide up-to-date AFL Fantasy stats as games progress.

It’s a fun way to add to your enjoyment of watching the greatest game on Earth.

With the newly introduced Opening Round leading to more early-season byes, Fantasy will be a little different in 2024, but it will be as fun and competitive as ever.

Fantasy Classic

The most popular game is AFL Fantasy Classic. You are given a budget of $15,800,000 to select a squad of 30 players. Last year's No.1 Fantasy player, Tim English, will set you back $1,071,000 due to his 118.7 average. The cheapest players are draftees and many who are yet to play a game start at $200,000.

Your squad is made up of 22 on-field players who will score points each week. A bench of eight players, of which four are emergencies, can be used if one of your on-field players are out.

The 30 players are made up of eight defenders, 10 midfielders, three rucks, eight forwards and one bench utility who can be chosen from any position.

To fit a team in under the salary cap, you’ll need a mix of some of the cheaper players, discounted gems and premiums to make sure you're getting bang for your buck.

Tim English celebrates a goal during the Western Bulldogs' clash against Hawthorn in round 22, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

AFL Fantasy will commence in round one in 2024, a week after Opening Round, as the team at Fantasy HQ looks for the best way to navigate the unique start to the season. Check out the full details, including how Fantasy will play out through the early-season byes, here.

What makes playing AFL Fantasy fun is playing in a league against your mates. You can set up a head-to-head league featuring between four and 20 of your friends or be involved in an open league with unlimited entrants, perfect for large workplaces.

The Andrew Dillon of your group is referred to as the commissioner. They can set your league up, send out invites and let the banter begin.

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Fantasy Draft

There are a number of reasons that many leagues are opting to make AFL Fantasy Draft their game of choice among their mates.

In Fantasy Draft, you play against your league mates by holding a draft prior to the season commencing to select your squads. Each coach will take it in turns to make a pick. As soon as a player has been selected, no one else can pick them up. Every team is unique.

So if you're keen on owning James Sicily, the top-scoring defender in 2023, you'll need to get him before your league mates. But once you've got him, he's yours to keep! That is unless someone wants to facilitate a trade for him…

James Sicily celebrates Hawthorn's win over Collingwood in R21, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

Draft day is one of the best days on the calendar. Get a crew together and lock in a date to hold your draft. You can host your draft from February.

A significant amount of customisation is available for commissioners to choose from when setting up their league. Advanced scoring is a popular feature where you can change the value of points from the traditional scoring system and include other statistics such as spoils, goal assists, contested disposals, effectiveness of disposals, clangers and a whole heap more.

Once your league is set up and you've joined, you can go ahead and compile your rankings in preparation for Draft Day.

Another feature added in 2021 was Keeper Leagues.

In a keeper league, coaches can keep players from year-to-year and manage their squad like a list manager. Commissioners can set the number of players you intend to keep ahead of the draft. They will be unavailable to select on draft day.

After your league is regenerated by the commissioner, you'll need to nominate your keepers ahead of draft day later in the pre-season.

Commissioners can regenerate their leagues from last year by clicking on Leagues > Create a League


When registering for AFL Fantasy, you'll be prompted to create a free AFL iD account. AFL iD will become your single login to access a range of AFL digital products and services, with additional features and benefits available in the near future. The sign-up process is fast and easy.

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