Get Involved in Footy

Footy in Canada is driven primarily by amateur athletes, volunteers, and supporters. There are many ways to get involved at the club, league, or national level. Each role helps to grow the game and introduce more people to footy. 

Below are just some of the ways to get involved. Contact us for more information on how to support AFL Canada.

Play Footy

There are men’s, women’s, junior, school, university, and wheelchair programs in cities across the country. No experience is required, and athletes of all backgrounds and fitness levels are welcome. Click here to view the club map and find a club near you.

Coach Footy

AFL Canada is dedicated to ensuring all AFL Canada members across the country, from junior to senior, have access to the highest quality coaching available to ensure proper development and safe sport.

AFL Canada’s coach education program is designed to be a professional development program for Australian Football coaches across Canada.

Umpire Footy

Umpires are critical to maintaining a safe, fair, and fun environment for all players. Umpiring roles include field umpires, goal umpires, boundary umpires, and timekeepers. AFL Canada is working to build our capacity to deliver the sport by supporting the recruitment and training of volunteer umpires across Canada. We are also building a National Umpire Strategy.

Sponsor Footy

AFL Canada is a registered non-profit and National Sports Organization (NSO) governing Australian Football in Canada. We depend on the generous support of partners and businesses to help fund our programs, lower costs for players and clubs, and grow the game.

With 51 clubs, 8 provincial leagues, 2 national teams, and more than 23,000 registered participants, sponsors gain access to a large and highly engaged audience.

Watch Local Footy

Just want to get out and watch some local footy? We welcome spectators and fans to come enjoy the games, cheer on the players, and follow their local teams! Grab some AFL Canada gear in our shop and get out to a game near you. 

Watch AFL Footy

The Geelong Cats and AFL Canada have partnered to create a digital Membership offer that provides the most affordable way to watch footy for overseas AFL fans. TSN also carries weekly AFL and AFLW matches live and on-demand. Want to watch all the AFL games?

Grow Footy

Looking to start a footy club in your community, build a university or school program, or start a wheelchair footy program? AFL Canada offers resources, grants, and guidance to help grow the game in Canada. Contact us today for details.

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