There are many ways to play football for kids, men and women throughout metropolitan and country South Australia.
SANFL proudly administrates and supports all forms of Australian Rules Football in this state.
The SANFL Schools Competition is aimed at providing a fun, safe, inclusive and Introductory football competition for all primary school children in years 2 – 7.
The competition will provide all participants an enjoyable and safe competition whilst at the same time enhancing their football and team skills.
Team nominations close on the 12th of March, with games starting Week 2, Term 2.
Boys and girls footy in metro Adelaide is proudly run by SANFL. If you're aged between 7 and 16, and want to play club football, SANFL National Pharmacies Juniors is the competition for you.
It's easy to join with more than 13,000 kids in the biggest Aussie Rules footy competition in SA having a kick and a catch each weekend.
Boys and girls in regional areas of South Australia need look no further than their local Community Football Club to start their footy journey.
The perfect beginning with the opportunity to play for fun with friends or progress into SANFL's Talent Pathways at SANFL Clubs.
One of SANFL's great traditions dating back to the 1960s, Statewide Super Mini-League involves more than 3200 boys and girls getting their chance to play at half-time of a SANFL League match.
An ideal way for children and parents to interact with their local SANFL club.
SANFL is dedicated to ensuring people of all ages and abilities have an opportunity to experience footy. We offer a range of inclusive, fun and safe programs for people with disability.
Get involved by joining your local Community Football Club as a player, coach, administrator or volunteer. As many as 26 Community Football Leagues and 256 Clubs exist throughout regional and metro South Australia for more than 50,000 men, women, boys and girls.
The introduction of a south-east football council is the perfect example of SANFL supporting grassroots footy as the majority of these leagues are SANFL affiliated and zoned to a SANFL League club.
AFL9s is a fast, free-flowing game that involves nine players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level to socialise in a fun and friendly environment.
The 2020 SANFL & ECH Walking Footy program is currently postponed due to COVID-19.
A decision regarding future SANFL & ECH Walking Footy programs will be made later in the year, based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health authorities.
SANFL is passionate about offering an inclusive environment to ensure Australian Football is accessible to all South Australians, regardless of their age, gender, disability or nationality.
SANFL offers different promotional, participation and talent programs for people from non-traditional football backgrounds living in South Australia.
These include multicultural festivals and community engagement along with the Multicultural Umpiring Academy and various talent pathways for multicultural footballers to represent our State.
SANFL is dedicated to ensuring people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to be part of our supportive community and experience Australian Football.
The SANFL Inclusive League, AFL 9's, State representative, Wheelchair Aussie Rules and Auskick programs are just some of the many opportunities available for people with disability.
SANFL spreads its wings far and wide to provide opportunities for Indigenous players to partcipate in Australian Football.
This includes facilitating federally funded programs in the APY Lands (Far North) and Maralinga (Far West). SANFL also hosts the annual Don McSweeny Aboriginal Lands Cup at Adelaide Oval between these regions while also managing the SA Kickstart teams at the AFL Diversity Championships.
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