The AFL has launched a free webinar series to help local community football club volunteers to plan for success in season 2023.
The all-new ‘AFL ClubHelp Webinar Series’ will be delivered across eight 45-minute sessions in February and March. Content has been designed based on feedback and topics from a recent survey with community club volunteers around Australia.
2023 AFL ClubHelp Webinar Series – schedule and topics:
|Tues Feb 21
|Mental Health: Tips to build mental fitness and respond to challenges
|Wed Feb 22
|Planning for success: Why it’s important & simple steps
|Mon Feb 27
|Volunteers: Tips to attract, retain & reward your invaluable people
|Wed Mar 1
|Safeguarding children: Quality practices – in 4 steps
|Tues Mar 7
|Women & Girls: Create great experiences for Women & Girls in 5 simple steps
|Wed Mar 8
|Grants: How to win at grant writing – for new facilities & more
|Tues Mar 14
|Match Day: Tips for creating a great match day environment
|Wed Mar 15
|Concussion: Prevention tips & how to handle incidents
All sessions will run from 7:15pm – 8:00pm AEDT.
As an incentive and to reward club volunteers who register and join the sessions, prizes totalling $10,000 in value are on offer. Local clubs and club volunteers can share in over $10,000 in cash prizes just for signing up and joining the webinars.
To register for the series and view competition Ts&Cs, visit the webinar page on play.afl/clubhelp
AFL National Community Club and Volunteer Lead, Paul Milo, said: “The AFL ClubHelp Webinar Series has been designed specifically for volunteers and administrators who help drive their community football clubs and play a huge role in ensuring local football thrives.
“In recent years, through the COVID pandemic, the burden on volunteers has increased and we are mindful that many people around the country volunteer a huge amount of their own time for the benefit of their local football clubs and communities, which is why the webinar series has been developed to provide guidance for volunteers and administrators.
“Community football is the heartbeat of so many towns and communities across Australia, so it’s important the people behind running local clubs receive the support they need.
“I encourage volunteers across the country to sign up to any of the sessions they feel they could benefit from.”
Toyota AFL ClubHelp Website
The new & improved Toyota AFL ClubHelp Website – https://www.play.afl/clubhelp is now operational. The AFL has overhauled the site to significantly improve the user experience for club volunteers, using feedback from community football volunteers as guidance.
Tips, guides, and policies across a range of areas that local clubs focus on can be found via 40 pages on the site compared to well over 200 on the old site. A sub-heading menu has also been added to help club volunteers go directly to what they are looking for.
AFL support for community football
A key priority for the AFL is ensuring that community football, which is the foundation of our game, bounces back and thrives after all the challenges we’ve faced over the past few years
The AFL has enshrined an increased minimum level of annual funding in community football which will result in an immediate injection of $17m investment in the grassroots game in 2023 – a massive increase from $50m in 2022 to $67m in 2023. More information is available here.