Our major aim to empower people and communities through sport. Sport is fundamental to society, culture and economy. Participation in sport improves mental and physical health, enhances community well-being and contributes significantly to employment.
AFI is committed to using the sport of Australian Football to break down barriers between people of different cultures. It is also committed to using the inclusive and fitness aspects of the sport to help combat the growing rise of childhood obesity in many countries.
In regions such as Africa, AFI is a strong supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were established by the United Nations. The SDGs aim to eradicate or reduce poverty, hunger, child mortality and disease, and to promote education, maternal health, gender equality, environmental sustainability and global partnerships.
What does AFI do?
Just some of AFI’s many achievements to date have included:
- Creation of the International Cup, Melbourne
- Creation of the annual Euro Cup (9 a-side European championships)
- Creation of the annual Harmony Cup, Melbourne
- Establishing the Aussie Rules Schools junior program in the UK
- Establishing a National League in the UK, including teams from England & Wales
- Introducing the game to Botswana, Mozambique, Kenya & Zimbabwe
- Staging a demonstration match at the Africa Games, Mozambique
- Staging a demonstration match at the TAFISA World Sport for All Games, Lithuania
- Coordinating Australian Convicts playing tours to Europe, South Africa, South America & USA/Canada
- Appointing full-time Development Officers through the Australian Youth Ambassadors (AYAD) program
- Development of a pilot project for schools in Santiago, Chile