Industry Players

Every Number Counts: Retirement Fund

This month, we’re looking at the numbers that make up the AFLPA Retirement Fund.

All AFLPA members playing in the AFL competition have access to the Player Retirement Scheme, which is an account that receives annual contributions negotiated by the AFLPA as a part of the CBA.

These funds are invested and are intended to help players transition into life outside of football through an initial lump sum payment and periodic payments.

In 2011, an initial $12 million was invested into the program, which now sits at over $200 million.

More than 1,200 players have received an initial lump sum payment post-retirement and over 500 players have also received periodic payments since 2019.