Applications are now open for the role of Game Development Trainee in the south of the state. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is passionate about football, and who wants to work in a hands-on role while also earning a qualification.

This role is to administer and deliver AFL Tasmania’s key participation programs to provide positive and engaging experiences for Tasmanian children across the region. Based in AFL Tasmania’s Hobart office, the successful applicant will support the development and growth of participation for Australian Football in Tasmania.

This position is employed by AFL SportsReady but will work on-site with AFL Tasmania and receive an accredited Certificate III Sport and Recreation upon successful completion.


Tasks involved

A Sport and Recreation trainee may perform any or all of the following tasks:

  • Assist with the implementation of AFL Tasmania’s participation programs – including: Auskick, Schools, AFL 9s, AFLX, Junior Club activations.
  • Provide Tasmanian children with a positive experience of Australian football
  • Liaise with local clubs, Physical Education Teachers & AFL School Ambassadors
  • Assist with establishing campaigns to help provide participants a connection with their local junior club
  • Coordinate, deliver, report, and evaluate AFL Auskick Centres and School Programs in your region
  • Administer AFL program databases, contact records and reporting as required
  • Coordinate resource and equipment orders and stock for programs as required
  • Conduct AFL Auskick and junior/senior club football promotions from time to time
  • Assist with the implementation of all abilities, inclusion, multicultural and indigenous programs, and events
  • Assist with office operations and administration support
  • Assist with junior competitions management within the region
  • Assist with AFL match day requirements at Blundstone and UTAS Stadiums
  • Other related duties as assigned by management.


Personal requirements

  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Strong interest and knowledge of AFL
  • Well organised
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Must be willing to work outside normal business hours from time to time such as evenings and weekends
  • Ability to problem solve and use initiative
  • Working with children check if you work with children under 18 years old.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Access to a vehicle that has comprehensive insurance


For more information or to apply, contact