Indigenous Best Practice Guidelines

This document titled Many Stories, One Goal – Supporting Indigenus Footballers (updated in 2016), was developed by the nine-member Indigenous Advisory Board and built from the stories and experiences of every Indigenous player in the game and key stakeholders within the industry.

The policy is built around four key pillars; Induction, Professional Development, Personal Support and Our Culture – areas identified as vital to developing an environment that best supports Indigenous footballers throughout every stage of their playing career and beyond.

The inspiration for the guidelines came from the AFL Players’ Indigenous Camp held in Alice Springs in 2013 and a want to help clubs achieve consistency in conditions across the competition for Indigenous players.