Fans Players

General Manager, Player Relations

The AFL Players’ Association has a 40 year rich history and has entrenched itself as a key stakeholder in the AFL industry. With a 100% uptake of membership, the PA is a respected champion of AFL players and the game.

The Players’ Association is looking for a General Manager of our Player Relations team, responsible for providing leadership, representation and advocacy for AFLPA members and other key stakeholders on a range of football, employment and membership matters reporting to the Chief Executive Office.

The General Manager, Player Relations is responsible for:

  • Representing the collective interests of the AFLPA membership
  • Responsible for driving Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations and outcomes
  • Protecting the industrial rights of AFL Players
  • Management of relationships with player delegates and members
  • Management of AFL industry stakeholder relations
  • Management of Player Agent Accreditation Program
  • Management and supervision of the Player Relations team
  • Contribution to strategic direction and general management of AFLPA
  • Support to CEO and other staff

Desired Attributes

  • Extensive industry knowledge, skills and passion for AFL player’s rights and wellbeing
  • Experience or knowledge of industrial relations processes
  • Executive level experience with proven leadership skills
  • Legal, Business, Management Degree or similar
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Media experience

The successful applicant will also enjoy a challenge, be a team player, have a passion for helping current and past AFL  players and have a strong understanding of the AFL/sports environment.

For more information please view the Position Description here

Applications close 12 noon on Monday 4 January 2016

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to

Please note, only successful applicants will be notified