The Adelaide Football Club Past Players & Officials Ltd

Established to encourage and provide the opportunity for all past players and officials to engage with the Adelaide Football Club (AFC), its history, Club activities and be an active member of our association. To perpetuate camaraderie and a sense of belonging between all past players and officials who assisted in making the Club what it is today, providing opportunities for social interaction between past and current players and officials.

The Adelaide Football Club Past Players & Officials have a strong engagement with the Club and the AFLPA has recognised the PP&O for the connection, support and welfare programs established.

Sam Jacobs is Chairman of the Board with other Board members Mark Bickley (Deputy Chairman), Ben Marsh (Secretary), Shane Fuller (treasurer), Barrie Downs, Mark McGill, Courtney Cramey, Susan Hall and Brad Symes.

Ongoing focus to have every past player and official on our data base to keep them informed of all events.

For further information and how to join, please contact Sam Jacobs:

Past Players Welfare Program

The nature of our sport of AFL and the transition from the football environment to the “normality” of life may present challenges for many of our past players. Some will cope with the transition well, some may struggle and others may fall upon hard times in the years ahead.

One of the core objectives of the Board of the Adelaide Football Club Past Players & Officials is to be available to support our own past players that need assistance beyond their own network of family, friends and their own means.


To provide welfare support on an as needs basis to past players of the Adelaide Football Club.

Forms of Support

The type of support provided may consist of:

  • Referral and assistance in seeking support from the AFLPA and other bodies;
  • Moral support through contact made by members of the Welfare Committee of the PP&O – this may be as simple as catching up with a past player for coffee or a phone call;
  • Upon completing an application, possible financial grant for medical needs of past players and who are experiencing financial hardship;
  • Other support at the discretion of the Welfare Committee.


The Board of the Adelaide Football Club PP&O undertakes to retain the confidentiality of the past player contact and case details, restricting the sharing of information only to the Welfare Committee of the Adelaide Football Club PP&O unless an agreement is provided by the past player for others to be involved or for information to be disclosed.

AFL Players' Association

Mental Health & Wellbeing Network: Confidential, registered and qualified psychologists
*This network is for mental health treatment and wellbeing services, NOT crisis/emergency services

This is a national, independent, confidential psychology service for individual mental health treatment and wellbeing coaching.  The service is free to past AFL players as part of their AFL Players’ membership. The public are welcome to access this network, however, fees will apply.

*Restrictions on the number of sessions may apply for past players.

To book a consultation or for further information, please call the AFLPA Psychology Services Coordinator, Dave Williams - 0403 336 236

1. If this is an EMERGENCY, please call - 000
2. Kids Help Line (5-25 yrs) - 1800 55 1800
3. Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
4. Suicide Helpline - 1300 659 467

AFLPA Alumni

The AFLPA has invested further in its Alumni program in recognition of the contribution past players made to the game.  Creating a lifelong support network for past players whether they played 300 games or just one, the benefits and services available can be accessed simply by becoming a member.

The range of benefits and services now offered cover health & wellbeing, continuing education, financial prosperity, and fellowship.

Find out more by downloading various booklets here:

  1. AFLPA Alumni Booklet
  2. The Players’ Trust Booklet
  3. AFLPA Injury & Hardship Fund

The health & wellbeing program includes the provision of bulk-billed medical services for past player alumni by the AFL Medical Officers Association Network – a national list of providers can be downloaded here.

More AFLPA Alumni information is available on their website

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