With a strong focus on game development and event planning, AFL Canada intends to provide Canada with a platform of contacts, equipment and facilities to grow the game within their province.
AFL Canada supports Australian football clubs, leagues and provincial associations with:
- Marketing, communication and promotion of the sport of Australian football within Canada
- Program development and long-term player, umpire, and coaches development
- Annual sport specific insurance coverage for registered membership
- Financial support and club development resources for new clubs in their first three years of establishment
- Financial support in the form of grants
- Access to discounted football equipment
- High performance athlete development opportunities
- Coach and Umpire professional development through course development, mentorship opportunities, and others
- Guidance and support on application of international Laws of the Game
- National and International advocacy and linkages with other governing sport bodies, and other Australian Footbal associations world-wide
Through nationally sanctioned events such as the National AFL Canada Championships for both Men and Women's provincial teams, and National Junior Tournament(s), AFL Canada is continually looking to develop the standard of football from both a qualitative and quantitative standpoint.
As a game which is foreign to much of its market in Canada, we continually strive to embrace all individuals willing to take part in the sport. With the Board executive and staff repeatedly producing new projects and initiatives to promote both attendance and interest within the sport, AFL Canada remains motivated to ensure the game can prosper and progress through all male and female competitions in Canada.
AFL Canada Board Executive is annually elected with officers being appointed by the Board Chair. National Team Managers, Assistant Coaches and Head Coaches are recruited and appointed by the Board Executive to their volunteer roles.
AFL Canada was established in May 1989 when two clubs were formed and played in the inaugural Conacher Cup game in Toronto, Ontario.
Since its launch into Canada, the game of Australian football has expanded to include:
- AFL British Columbia (11 clubs): Burnaby Eagles, Seattle Grizzlies, Vancouver-Whistler Hawks, Vancouver Cougars, Victoria Sharks, West Coast Saints, Vancouver Vixens, West Coast Wildcats, North Delta Junior AFL, Vernon Roosters, Penticton Bombers
- AFL Alberta (7 clubs): Edmonton AFC, Bow Valley Bisons, Calgary Kangaroos, Calgary Kookaburras, Fort McMurray AFC, University of Calgary AFC, AFL Alberta
- AFL Saskatchewan (2 programs): ED Feehnam, GSCS
- AFL Manitoba (1 club): Winnipeg Bears
- AFL Ontario (13 clubs): Hamilton Wildcats, Grand River Gargoyles, Etobicoke Kangaroos, Toronto Dingos, Toronto Rebels, Toronto Eagles, Central Blues, High Park Demons, Broadview Hawks, Ottawa Swans, Barrie Giants, Kingston AFC, Forest City Crows and Aussie X
- AFL Quebec (9 clubs): Laval Bombers, Montreal Demons, Old Montreal Dockers, West Island Wooders, NDG Giants, Plateau Eagles, Montreal City Blues, Quebec City, Sherbrooke Kangaroos
- AFL Nova Scotia (2 clubs): Halifax Dockers, Sydney Giants
- AFL Newfoundland (2 clubs): St John Puffins, Goose Bay
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