Footy is Australia’s favourite sport which is loved and played by kids across every corner of South Australia. There’s a range of programs we run in every part of the State, from AFL Auskick to school holiday programs to playing competition footy for your local club.
We’re all about making footy fun, getting kids active, teaching skills, and helping boys' and girls' reach their dream of playing at an elite level.
Find out which footy program is right for you.
NAB AFL Auskick is the perfect introduction to Australian Football for boys and girls in a fun and safe environment. Participants learn the basic skills across a 8-10 week program during Term 1, Term 2 or Term 3 of the school year.
SANFL manages more than 300 Auskick centres for more than 10,000 participants across South Australian schools and local football clubs – so there’s bound to be one near you!
Boys and girls footy in metro Adelaide is proudly run by SANFL. If you're aged between 8 and 16, and want to play club football, SANFL 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.
Having fun is the name of the game as children are provided with the ideal opportunity to keep active and make friends during the school breaks.
They will also have the chance to rub shoulders and learn skills from their SANFL heroes with many clubs also offering merchandise as part of their packages.
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.
The SANFL Next Step Program is designed to provide an opportunity to all junior and youth footballers to take the next step in their footy career. It is the perfect way for boys and girls to hone their skills under the guidance of SANFL's qualified coaches at an elite venue.
SANFL Schools encompasses all school football competitions facilitated by SANFL.
This includes Primary and Secondary School carnivals as well as metropolitan and regional weekend school football competitions coordinated by SANFL Game Development staff.
Welcome to Australian Rules Football (WTARF) is football clinic based program introducing new cultures and families to Australian rules football through practical sessions and education session. This is usually a 5 session program, held at schools, football clubs or community centres.
There are many ways to play football for men and women throughout metropolitan and country South Australia.
SANFL proudly administrates and supports all forms of Australian Rules Football in this state.
Get involved by joining your local Community Football Club as a player, coach, administrator or volunteer. As many as 29 Community Football Leagues and 272 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.
SANFL is catering for the ever-expanding participation from girls and women with the SANFL Statewide Super Women's League for senior players and the SANFL Statewide Super Shield for those aged Under-15 and Under-17.
Regular Female Footy Fun Days run by SANFL are also a great way of getting involved for the first time.
The SANFL Inclusive League (formerly C7 Division) is for males with disability aged 15 years and over.
The league offers regular, competitive football to inclusive teams in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The focus is on the development of players and their social inclusion at community football clubs.
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.