Festival of Facilities

SANFL Festival of Facilities | Friday 14 April 2023

SANFL is proud to be partnering with the AFL and State Government to bring you Gather Round and ensure the four-day Festival of Footy is jam-packed full of events and opportunities for the people of South Australia.

SANFL is hosting a "Festival of Facilities" on Friday 14 April which aims to bring together all levels of Government and other key industry experts and stakeholders to share ideas and celebrate best practice in facility development and program design.

Festival events include a breakfast, behind-the-scenes tour of a match venue and a half-day conference; with delegates able to mix-and-match their day by attending one, two or even all three events.

Registration for events is open and encouraged from people across all levels of government, as well as the wider sport, recreation and planning network.

  • SANFL & AFL Facility of the Year Breakfast

    7:00am to 9:00am | Athelstone Football Club

    Hosted by Amelia Mulcahy, hear from the City of Campbelltown and Athelstone Football Club regarding their award-winning re-development of Max Amber Reserve.

    We’re also thrilled to welcome Sydney Swans President, Andrew Pridham & Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harley, as well Richmond President, John O’Rourke and Chief Executive Officer, Brendon Gale as special guest panel in the lead-up to their clash Friday night to chat through the business of football, as well as infrastructure developments at Moore Park and Punt Road.

    Ticket includes two-course breakfast and refreshments.

  • Gather Round Behind The Scenes

    9:15am to 12:00pm | Summit Sport & Recreation Park, Mt Barker

    Want to know what it takes to turn a community football facility into a venue to host a match for AFL Premiership points? Join us on this intimate behind the scenes tour of the Summit Sport & Recreation Park and hear from the AFL on why the site was chosen and what work was undertaken to get it game-day ready.

    Bus departs Athelstone Football Club at 9:15am and returns (via Adelaide Oval at 12:00pm) to Athelstone at 12:15pm.
    No self-drive permitted due to safety protocols at the venue.

    Ticket includes transport, morning tea, participant pack and tour.

    Bookings strictly limited to two people per organisation.

  • SANFL Government and Industry Stakeholder Forum

    12:15pm to 6:00pm | Adelaide Oval

    SANFL is pleased to deliver our inaugural Government and Industry Stakeholder Forum as part of our Festival of Facilities.

    Hosted by Jarrod Walsh, visit the forum website for more information on the program and speaking line-up.

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