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AFL SportsReady

This voluntary role is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people as a special measure to increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people on the AFL SR Board.

AFL SportsReady is a national not-for-profit education and employment company. Since 1994, we have kick-started the careers of approximately 16,000 jobseekers, including over 2,500 Indigenous Australians, and supported hundreds of organisations and businesses right across Australia.

We continue to increase our footprint through our growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment program, which represents the support and opportunities created for Indigenous people through quality education and employment. We focus on strengthening relationships, promoting respect and creating employment and education opportunities for Indigenous people.

AFL SportsReady is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a passionate team of over 70 people. With our Head Office in Melbourne and state offices based in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania, we enjoy excellent relationships with a range of corporate partners, all levels of Government and community.


Respect – we listen to and learn from others;

Excellence – we strive for excellence in all that we do;

Pride – we have pride in what we do and where we work;

Ethics – we are ethical in our decision-making and behaviour;

Accountability – we do what we say we will do;

Team – together we are more than the sum of our parts.

BOARD DIRECTOR APPLICATIONS: AFL SportsReady is seeking applications to fill a Board Director (Volunteer) vacancy.

The successful applicant will contribute to the Board’s passion and vision for giving young people the opportunity to start their careers with confidence, qualifications, and skills.

The AFL SportsReady Board convene for six meetings per calendar year (meetings are currently being held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions). In the event that travel to Melbourne is required for a particular meeting, expenses including flights, accommodation and transfers will be covered for Directors who reside outside of Victoria.

The successful applicant could be based in any location within Australia.


To apply, please submit an Expression of Interest with a one-page Cover Letter and CV.

Applicants should reference the following three areas in their Cover Letter:

  • Motivation for submitting an application
  • Governance experience
  • Experience with employment and education sector

For more information, please contact Simon Jackson (National Manager People and Culture).

Contact: Simon Jackson