Pre-Season Hub

NOTE: This page will be continuously updated as new content becomes available

During the 2024 pre-season, our Pre-Season Hub will be the home of Club Resources covering a variety of topics in the lead up to the Home & Away Season.

Topics are either linked to relevant existing resources or covered in a live video meeting or as a pre-recorded resource.

Topics covered include:

  • Club Development & Club Help
    • Child Safeguarding
    • New Presidents & Secretaries
    • Telstra Community Footy Grants
    • Concussion Management
    • 2024 National Community Football Policy Handbook
    • Women’s & Girls
  • AFL Victoria – COMING SOON
    • Greg Madigan – Head of AFL Victoria
    • John O’Donohue – Community Football Manager
    • Paul Milo – Club Development
    • Jack Henty
  • MRP & Tribunal Processes
  • AFL Central Vic Partners
    • TLA – Puma/Sherrin Apparel – COMING SOON
    • Club Warehouse –
    • INTIX

Club Development & Club Help

Everything you need as a volunteer to run your club.

Child Safeguarding

AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who participate in AFL Football at any level through activities, programs, services and /or use of facilities by fostering a culture where children and young people feel safe and welcome. Everyone who plays Australian Football has the right to Be Safe, Feel Safe, Play Safe.

Find more resources here that include Policies & Guides for Clubs, editable templates and posters, and other resources for parents, coaches, players and umpires.

Club Position Information

Club Committee Roles:

Telstra Community Footy Grants

Local football clubs across Australia will have the opportunity to share in an $8 million funding boost over the next four years, as the AFL and Telstra launch Telstra Footy Country Grants. With a pool of $2 million to be distributed in 2024, eligible regional and metro clubs can apply for grants up to $20,000 – helping strengthen, sustain and grow local footy.

Learn more and apply for Telstra Community Footy Grants.

AFL Community Concussion Guidelines (March 2024)

After an extensive review process, The Management of Sport-Related Concussion in Australian Football (March 2024) (AFL Community Concussion Guidelines) has now been finalised.  These guidelines apply to players in all Australian Football competitions outside AFL / AFLW listed players, provided their recovery from concussion has been managed under the Advanced Care Settings of the AFL/AFLW team.

A document on The Management of Sport-Related Concussion in Australian Football (March 2024) can be viewed here.

A free webinar next Tuesday 26th March (8pm AEDT) where Dr Michael Makdissi (AFL Chief Medical Officer) will provide further information on the guidelines including the key changes.  Click here to register.

The AFL Community Concussion Guidelines (along with other supporting resources) are available here.


2024 National Community Football Policy Handbook

The 2024 NCFPH has been finalised. View and download the 2024 Handbook here.

Women’s & Girls

The AFL have finalised the Women & Girls Community Football Best Practice documents for 2024

These documents have been developed to provide clarity and guidance to community leagues and community clubs on the delivery of community football competitions and involvement in community football clubs.

Access the documents here.

AFL Victoria Presentations

Paul Milo – Club Development Manager – Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Greg Madigan – Head of AFL Victoria – AFL Victoria Strategic Summary

MRP & Tribunal Processes

At the start of 2023, the National Community Football Policy Handbook (NCFPH) was adopted by AFL Central Victoria. Within the NCFPH are our Reportable Offences rules & regulations.

View an overview of the AFL CV MRP & Tribunal Processes here.

View and download the 2024 NCFPH here.

Club Warehouse has built a reputation of excellence in terms of product knowledge, service and value on our comprehensive range of products. Our product range extends from simple first aid needs to pharmacy, sports performance, and extensive physiotherapy supplies through to sophisticated sports recovery equipment.
Club Warehouse is your one-stop shop for all things Sports Medical Supplies including:
  • Strapping
  • Sports Medicine – Dressings, Bandages, First Aid & More.
  • Equipment
  • Hydration & Nutrition
  • Braces & Supports
For more information, contact Martin Gaul on or 0413 576 677.


INTIX transforms sports ticketing, delivering streamlined sales, fan engagement, and revenue optimization for clubs, leagues, and associations. Elevate your game-day experience with INTIX’s innovative solutions.

Learn more about INTIX via this video and flyer.