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The school system has traditionally been the nursery for young students wanting to participate in Australian Football, Australia's most popular sport. The West Australian Football Commission and Australian Football League is committed to ensuring all Australians have the opportunity to participate in our great indigenous game and aims to facilitate appropriate school-based participation opportunities for all students (girls & boys) wishing to be involved, whether as a player, umpire or coach.
The WAFC School Resources provides information for innovative and engaging curriculum resources designed to bring our game into the classroom while delivering educational outcomes.
To find out more about the exciting initiatives and opportunities available to schools in Western Australia, simply visit the WAFC School Program
School Ambassador Program
The exciting AFL School Ambassador program was launched in 2004 by the Minister for Education and Director General at Patersons Stadium. Currently (1 June 2011) there are 1027 teachers have been inducted into the program.
"AFL School Ambassadors are teachers who are passionate about their Australian football. They commit to actively and positively promoting our great game in their school." - Colin West, General Manager, WAFC Development and Education.
AFL School Ambassadors are provided with a fully funded Professional Development Day and are supplied with the following:
Role and expectations of the AFL School Ambassador
Resources and support available from the West Australian Football Commission, including current football programs available to schools
Practical PE activities and Cross-curricular activities involving a football theme