Behind the scenes at the AFL

Behind the scenes at the AFL

Working in the AFL doesn't just mean being a player or a coach. There are hundreds of roles behind the scenes that impact the game days. When Richmond and Adelaide run onto the field on Saturday, it will be the culmination of the hard work performed by everyone at their respective club. If your strengths are closer to tech, finance or health than to running around a field and kicking a ball, there are a huge range of options that allow you to work in the game you love.

From the dietitian who ensures the players are getting the right nutrition to enable their best performance, to the events manager responsible for organising the Brownlow Medal ceremony, there is a myriad of roles behind the scenes. Below are just some of the roles available at AFL clubs around the country. Click each one to read a detailed job description and how you can get started. 

Advertising account executive

Administrative Assistant


Medical practitioner/doctor


IT manager/computer engineer

Marketing officer




Events manager/coordinator


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