2015 Participation Figures

AFL Released Figures

Total Participation grew by 8.0 per cent to reach 1,247,610·

  • 597,538 played in structured competitions (up 3.5 per cent)
  • 650,072 participated in introductory programs (up 13 per cent)

Community Club participation grew by 1.4 per cent to 336,108·

  • Strong growth in junior (4 per cent) and youth girls (33 per cent) football
  • There are now 253 leagues, 2,763 clubs and 13,873 community club teams nationally – with 226 new teams taking the field in 2015

A total of 239,144 students played in school competitions, with another 467,145 involved in introductory programs, representing an increase of 13 per cent.·

  • 8.3 per cent growth in primary aged inter-school football competitions
  • 1.3 per cent growth in secondary inter-school football
  • 17.7 per cent growth in school program participation

NAB AFL Auskick participation grew by 2.5 per cent to 182,927

  • The increase was largely driven by an increase in 5-8 year olds who now make up 85 per cent of the program demographic (was 65 per cent five years ago)

A total of 22,286 people played in a McDonalds AFL 9s competition on the back of 23.5 per cent growth

  • .·15 new venues established in 2015

AFL Victoria

AFL Queensland

Western Australia