Fans Partnerships


As the official charity of the AFL Players’ Association, Ladder continues to harness the power of the AFL industry to help tackle youth homelessness. The combined effort and commitment of players goes from strength to strength, with those involved in Ladder’s mentoring and ambassador roles providing support and encouragement to a young person’s life.

Financial assistance from every player in the league is demonstrated every week, with every senior listed AFL player who steps onto the field donating a portion of his match fee to Ladder – a contribution that adds up to $150,000 in funding each year, which is then matched by the AFL equalling a $300,000 contribution from the AFL industry as a whole.

In 2013;

  • Matched 13 Mentors to young people in Ladder’s programs, including current AFL Players
  • Assisted 8 Young People from Ladder Hoddle Street, Melbourne, move to live independently in the community
  • Assisted 18 young people from Ladder St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, move on to live independently in the community
  • Provide almost 3,224 hours of support to young people through Ladder’s programs

Join in on the players’ support to Ladder and match their donation today by clicking on the Donate Now link  and together we help can Ladder to end youth homelessness.