Who we are

AFL SportsReady is an independent, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities.

We have supported approximately 13,000 young people begin their journey since we began two decades ago, with 1,500 Indigenous. Our traineeship model is a three-way partnership between AFL SportsReady, young people and employers. 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. 

AFL SportsReady works in partnership with a wide range of organisations across select industries including sport, business, arts and the creative industries, finance and education. We deliver a suite of professional support and education services to make it simple to hire and manage an entry level employee.

Our Indigenous Employment Program includes vocational traineeships and direct recruitment as well as cultural awareness and professional development services. 

AFL SportsReady has recently become a leading education provider, offering opportunities outside of the traineeship model, for direct further study with courses in either sport or business, ranging from Certificate level through to Diploma. Our exclusive university partnerships allow our students, who successfully complete our programs to gain entry into a Degree qualification, complete with course credit. 

Click pdfhere for AFL SportsReady’s Annual Report.