Competition Manager - Townsville

Last updated 2 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

  • Flexible work options
  • Values based culture
  • Fast-paced environment


Our goal here at the AFL is to enhance and grow the game across all states and all levels – from grassroots to elite. As one team, we put on the game, build participation, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, and collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. Our roles may vary but we are all united by our common goal, to leave the game in an even more extraordinary place.


As key member of the AFL Queensland Community Football team, the Competition Manager – Townsville is responsible for the management, administration, and delivery of the youth and senior community football competitions in Townsville. The role provides operational support, advice and education to all community football clubs and key stakeholders to support the development and growth / sustainability of football in Queensland.


  • Plan, coordinate and manage allocated competitions in accordance with the relevant competition rules and procedures and all relevant national policies and guidelines
  • Manage fixtures, registrations and transfers, results, match day paperwork, issues & finals series
  • Manage relationships with Club presidents and other key club stakeholders
  • Oversee relationships and stakeholder management with Community Clubs 
  • Provide support and direction to competitions with respect to structures, competitive balance mechanisms and club sustainability programs
  • Ensure viable and sustainable community club networks through effective club governance and education programs, enhancing the overall quality of the community football environment
  • Manage competitions within budgets provided and oversee all club invoicing and payments
  • Coordinate the marketing and promotion of the competition, inclusive of maintaining the League’s social media platforms in consultation with Queensland media & comms team
  • Work proactively with the local Advisory Board to support the health and sustainability of football across the region
  • Contribute to key projects locally and nationally within and outside of core role
  • Support and contribute to the success of the broader team


  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to identify problems and provide quality solutions
  • Demonstrated administration skills with a high level of attention to detail, planning & organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and club committees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change, remain effective and calm when faced with changing tasks, responsibilities, or people
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Australian Football, rules and regulations
  • Available to work weekends to attend matches and support club enquires
  • Valid Blue Card


Here at the AFL we have extensive procedures and checks in place to protect children and young people in our organisation. Employment in this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal history record check. The successful candidate is required to possess a valid ‘working with children’ check.


  • We believe in a Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Workplace and our staff have access to an extensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • My Development – all employees have access to the AFL’s My development program which consists of on the job training, coaching and mentoring and formal learning.
  • AFL Staff Footy Memberships – easy access to the game, staff can share these with family and friends
  • My Benefits – staff have access to over 350 discounts with some of the biggest retailers and the AFL’s Corporate Partners
  • Play Your Way – A flexible approach to your working life

Applications Closing Date : Sunday 24 January 2021