Play in a Competition

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.

  • SANFL Schools Competitions

    Aged 7-13 years. Limited Contact

    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.

  • SANFL National Pharmacies Juniors

    Ages 7-16yrs, limited Contact

    The 2020 National Pharmacies SANFL Juniors - the biggest junior football competition in Australia - will commence on June 26 in line with State Government easing of COVID-19 restrictions allowing contact competition sport to resume.
    Approximately 650 teams from over 50 community clubs in the Adelaide metropolitan area play in this competition.
    It is open to boys and girls from under 7s through to under 16.5 years.

  • Community Football

    Ages 8-18yrs, Limited Contact

    Many of SANFL's affiliated Community Football leagues in SA are currently organising for junior competitions to commence in July following the easing of State Government COVID-19 restrictions which allow the resumption of competition outdoor contact sport from late June.

    For more information on your league's plans to commence its junior season, please contact your local club or league.

  • Statewide Super Mini League

    Aged 11-13 years, Limited Contact.

    The 2020 SANFL Statewide Super Mini League competition is currently postponed due to COVID-19.

    A decision regarding Mini League will be made shortly, based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health authorities.

  • SANFL Inclusive League

    Aged 15 years and over

    The 2020 SANFL APM Inclusive League starts on July 11.

    The league offers regular, competitive football for players with disability in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The focus is on the development of players and their social inclusion at community football clubs.

  • Community Football

    Aged 18 years and over

    SANFL's affiliated Community Football leagues across SA are currently considering their 2020 seasons.

    A number of leagues have already set a season commencement date. For more information around your league's season, please contact your local club or League.

  • AFL 9s

    All Ages, Non-Contact

    The 2020 AFL 9's winter season is currently postponed due to COVID-19. A decision regarding this program will be made in the near future.

  • SANFL & ECH Walking Footy

    Ages 50+

    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.

Community Programs

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.

  • Multicultural Programs

    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.

  • Disability Programs

    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.

  • Indigenous Programs

    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.