The Adelaide Football Club is relatively young but has been represented by more than 200 footballers in its first 29 years.
Our aim is to develop a vibrant and effective Past Players and Officials association and we encourage past players and officials to become involved.
Rod Jameson is Chairman of the Board. Other Board members include – Mark Bickley (Deputy Chairman), John Condon (Secretary), Kym Koster, Shane Fuller, Barrie Downs, Mark McGill and Tom Lynch.
We also plan to build a database of all past players, to allow us to keep them informed of events.
For further information and how to join, please contact Football Operations Assistant Ann Pilkington on 8440 6624 or email email@example.com
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 who are not covered by insurance and 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.
Welfare Committee and Contact Procedures
Past Players can make contact confidentially with any member of the Welfare Committee which is comprised of:
Brent Reilly - 0408 382 027 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Symes - 0405 000 490 - email@example.com
Shane Fuller - 0419 869 385 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Or with the Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club PP&O:
Rod Jameson - 0409 034 682 - email@example.com
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
CRISIS SUPPORT 24/7
1. If this is an EMERGENCY, please call - 000
2. Kids Help Line (5-25 yo) - 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
3. Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
4. Suicide Helpline - 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Better Out Than In Campaign – Reducing the stigma associated with Men’s Depression
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:
- AFLPA Alumni Booklet (with membership form at the rear)
- The Players’ Trust Booklet
- 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 http://www.aflplayers.com.au/alumni/