Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children's participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities.

Sporting Schools offers grant opportunities for primary schools, and targeted grant opportunities for Year 7 and 8 programs in secondary schools. These grants support the school to engage the services of West Australian Football Commission coaches to deliver high quality, curriculum linked AFL programs either before school, after school or during school hours. Funding can also be used to purchase equipment.

Funding is available to Metro, Regional and Remote schools.


About Our Program

The West Australian Football Commission has developed programs to suit primary school students and Year 7 and 8 secondary students. Each program delivered is linked in to the Australian Curriculum, with specific tasks designed to cover each descriptor from the Moving Our Body, Understanding Movement and Learning Through Movement strands.

Our Development staff will work with your school to tailor a program that suits the experience level and needs of your students and assist to connect students with their local football club.


Applications for Sporting Schools funding for Term 4 2022 open on the 15th of August 2022 and close on the 26th of August 2022.

To register your school and apply for a Sporting Schools grant go to


For more information on Sporting Schools grants or the AFL program delivered, please contact:

Russell Askwith

Sporting Schools Coordinator

P: 9287 5590