Australian footy is loved, played and followed by many in South Australia and SANFL is proud to be a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity. We strive for those in leadership roles to reflect the football community to which we deliver our great game.
Equal Goals is a SANFL initiative funded by the Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing which aims to support SANFL and its Clubs with increasing the diversity of boards and leadership groups, along with sharing best practice examples of how we can build and foster inclusive cultures.
The Equal Goals Pathway Program is a unique course delivered by SANFL in partnership with Get on Board Australia to help aspiring leaders from all walks of life learn more about footy and how to connect with SANFL Clubs.
It is providing capable people with the training, support and access to the football network in order to provide the best possible opportunity to take up a board or leadership position at SANFL clubs.
The program involves a seven-module online governance course that has been especially designed to prepare participants for a board or committee position at a SANFL Club.
The program also offers a variety of events and network opportunities to build a profile in the football industry in South Australia.
Applications are welcome from individuals wishing to join a SANFL Club board or sub-Committee. An understanding of football is desirable, but not essential. Women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
More information regarding the 2019 program will be available in May. To register your interest, please complete the contact us form below.
Australian Football has a wide appeal in our community and we believe that passion should be the only pre-requisite for participation.
By embracing the different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences of people, we want to bring greater diversity and an inclusive culture to SANFL Clubs.
It’s widely recognised that many benefits are associated with fostering a diverse workforce and inclusive culture, including:
Strategy and Risk
The SANFL Club Board Key Governance Responsibilities
The Governance Principles
SANFL Club Risk Management
SANFL Club Financial Management