Australian Football Coaches Association

Australian Football Coaches AssociationThe Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) is operational in all states and territories of Australia, managed by the State Coaching Managers in each state.

Each branch operates independently and conducts regular updating seminars and an annual awards dinner for their coaches. Most State branches are organised into regions which also conduct local activities.


Coaching Edge, the Association's coaching journal, has a nationwide readership of over 21,000 nationwide, and is published by the AFL three times per year.

Each AFCA regional branch also produces a coaching newsletter for their members.   

Coaching Edge and the coaching newsletters discuss a range of topics, including:

  • Rule changes
  • Tactics
  • Management and planning
  • Player conditioning
  • Set plays
  • Nutrition
  • Drills
Branch management

Each branch managed by AFL State Development staff is an integral part of their football community and generally provide the following services:

  • Annual Coach of the year Awards and coach recognition programs
  • Local coaching newsletters
  • Distribution of Coaching Update
  • Regional coaching workshops and seminars
  • Operating a Coaching Resource Centre
Joining AFCA

Join AFCA by contacting your State or Regional Manager


Postal Address



PO Box 364, Woden 2606

02 6285 1662

New South Wales 

PO Box 333, Strawberry Hills 2012 

02 9552 6055

Northern Territory   

PO Box AFLNT 1, Casuarina 0811 

08 8945 2224


PO Box 1211, Coorparoo DC 4151 

07 3335 2433

South Australia 

PO Box 1, Westlakes 5021 

08 8424 2286


PO Box 1896, Launceston 7250 

03 6333 0583

Western Australia  

PO Box 275, Subiaco 6008 

08 9381 5599

Victoria - Steve Teakel

GPO Box 4337, Melbourne, 3001

03 8663 3015



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