AFL Community Newsletter





Footy is back! AFL Women's start their Finals series next weekend, Round 1 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season is only a few days away and Community Football is just around the corner too. With many Clubs now in full swing preparing for the upcoming season ahead we just wanted to provide everyone with some quick updates and tips to hopefully help make the start of the season as smooth as possible.

In this Newsletter

Getting Started
New CoachAFL process
Female Football
Online Payments
Child Safety


JLT Insurance
Upcoming Administrator Webinars
What's New
Handy Tip


Getting Started
Admin reminders for the upcoming season



Registration Forms


Within Footyweb all clubs can take player registrations through the AFL National Registration Form which you can personalise and communicate key information including terms and conditions, club policies as well as add your registration fees for your players to potentially pay.

Are you capturing all the important information you need from your players?

Helpful Resources
Registration Videos
Compulsory Payments
Adding T&Cs





Keep your existing members and potential new players informed about your club details through the Play.AFL club locator. Publish your club’s venue details, start dates and times, map location, key contacts and any other helpful information to give your members everything they need to know to get registered.

Are all the details in the ‘Locator’ section of your Footyweb database up to date and accurate?

Helpful Resources
Membership Locator



Club Contacts


Ensure your club's key contacts are up to date to allow you to track incoming registrations, payments, transfer/permit requests and finances.

Helpful Resources
Membership Contacts



Game Day App


With SportsTG’s GameDay App, let your members stay up-to-date with their favourite teams and keeping an eye on rivals by accessing the latest match results all on an easy to access App. Your members, admins and fans can also view upcoming fixtures, get directions to their next game and find out where their team sits on the ladder.

Get the GameDay App




New CoachAFL process

This year all coaches (including Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches) will be required to update their coaching details and accreditation online via Coach.AFL

This will replace the previous duplicated process of having to register to their club through their National Registration Form. Once a coach has finalised their accreditation for 2019 in CoachAFL they will then be able to be selected to a Team sheet in their respective club(s) Footyweb database and they will also have access to all the CoachAFL benefits including-

  • Access to online learning modules and Foundation Level Accreditation
  • A Resource and Training Drills library with over 400 videos, articles and drills
  • The opportunity to register to FREE coaching workshops
  • And lots lots more...

Visit CoachAFL


Female Football

New video and handout resources for female football

With the explosion of female fotball participation nationally the AFL has developed some Prep-to-Play resources which have been formulated by experts in coaching and sports medicine to further support coaches of females at all levels and which aim to improve football skills, athletic performance and reduce injuries.

Get fantastic videos and handouts as well as the Female Community Football Guidelines for Community Leagues and Clubs.

Female Footy Resources


Online Payments




Take Payments online in FootyWeb to save time and WIN big!

This season, SportsTG and the AFL are committed to helping your club evolve digitally by delivering some awesome prizes for clubs who increase their online registrations and payments.

Benefits of processing registrations & payments online

  • One stop shop for teams and players to register and pay online - anywhere - anytime - 24/7
  • No more chasing payments for your teams and players
  • Financial reporting capabilities
  • Integrates with your club’s membership database - reducing workload for volunteer and other administrators
  • PCI DSS Compliant
  • Puts your Club in control of your Cash Flow and Finances

How can you WIN?

In 2019, SportsTG and AFL are rewarding AFL clubs for taking registration payments online. Clubs will receive 6 training footballs if they achieve either of the following:

Increase the number of online payments from 2018 to 2019 by 60 transactions


Process 95%* of your club's registration payments online (*minimum 50 registrations)

Clubs that qualify will also go in the running to win a $1,000 cash prize

Taking Payments Online

Reduce the effort and stress of processing payments manually by setting up to transact online enabling your players to pay their fees to you online! Simply complete the following steps in the SportsTG system and it does the work for you!

Learn More




Child Safety

The AFL is strongly committed to providing a sporting environment that is safe, supportive and friendly for children and young people.

Our commitment extends not just to minimise risk or danger but also to encourage our organisations to build an environment that is not only fully compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, but where children and young people can fully benefit from the opportunity sport offers.

It is essential everyone involved with sport in Australia understands the important legal and governance responsibilities they have in relation to child safety. This includes boards, committees, club administrators, volunteers, coaches, parents and participants.

AFL Safeguarding Children Policies

The AFL has developed a Policy, Commitment Statement, Code of Conduct and Report Procedure documents relating to Safeguarding Children and Young People within our Sport as well as the ablity for any member of the public to make a report to the AFL relating to an allegation of behaviour that may contravene the AFL's Safeguarding Children and Young Person Policy or the AFL's Respect and Responsibility Policy. To access these important documents or the ability to make a report please click on the AFL Safeguarding Children link down below.

AFL Safeguarding Children

Working with Children Checks

Organisations engaging with children and young people are regulated through state or territory legislative requirements, including working with children checks.

For more information around the regulations and process for obtaining a working with childrens check in your respective State or Territory please click on the Child Safety Resources link below.

Child Safety Resources




JLT Insurance

The AFL, in conjunction with the insurance broker JLT sport, has developed a national insurance program, titled Australian Football National Risk Protection Program.

The program includes personal accident, public and products liability, professional indemnity and association liability to protect every player, team, club, league and association in Australia, including the game's officials, trainers, umpires and volunteers.

Find Out More


Upcoming Online Training Workshops

The AFL and SportsTG are excited to bring you a series of online training webinars to help with questions you might have on running your club. We really encourage all club adminstrators to join.


What to do leading up to and during the weekend
Mon 18 March 9.30pm

Team sheets, LiveScoring, Online Results and Stats

Meeting number: 628 758 076
Meeting password: footyweb2019

  Add to Calendar
Join Webinar Now


Setting up your club's database to take online registration and payments
Wed 20 March 9.30pm

Product set up, Payment applications and Bank details, Registration forms, Member renewals and Reporting

Meeting number: 623 674 992
Meeting password: footyweb2019

  Add to Calendar
Join Webinar Now


What to do leading up to and during the weekend
Mon 25 March 7.30pm

Team sheets, LiveScoring, Online Results and Stats

Meeting number: 628 315 747
Meeting password: footyweb2019

  Add to Calendar
Join Webinar Now


Setting up your club's database to take online registration and payments
Wed 27 March 7.30pm

Product set up, Payment applications and Bank details, Registration forms, Member renewals and Reporting

Meeting number: 626 966 234
Meeting password: footyweb2019

  Add to Calendar
Join Webinar Now



Please Note  The Online Training Webinars have capacity for max 200 participants for each one so please join them early on in order to avoid potential disappointment.


What's new

You can now turn registrations off and on by age group in Footyweb

One of the major enhancements to Footyweb over the off-season for Clubs is the ability to now turn off registrations at your club for a particular age group or gender, this is referred to as Form Restrictions.

You may use this functionality if a particular age group or gender has reached the number of allowable players in each team and such you do not want anyone else to be able to potentially register for that specific age group or gender.

Find Out More


Handy Tip

The AFL in partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has launched a free new concussion decision support and recovery management App for Juniors aged 5-18 called ‘Headcheck’.

The Headcheck Concussion App has been developed to help Trainers, Coaches or Parents/Guardians to recognise the symptoms of a suspected concussion and its severity.

The App also assists Parents/Guardians in managing their child’s recovery program based on the symptoms displayed as well as guide the Parents/Guardians on their child’s safe return to school, training and games.

The Headcheck Concussion App is free and is now available to download for iPhone and Android so we strongly recommend all Trainers, Coaches or Parents/Guardians download this fantastic App.

Get the App


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