AFL Victoria has developed the Community Club Sustainability Program which will include tools to educate administrators, and particular players, about the impact that match-payments and player demands have on the viability of grassroots clubs.

After reviewing feedback from Metropolitan Leagues and Region Commissions following the release of a draft framework, the AFL Victoria Working Party has finalised a Player Points System which addresses the equalisation concerns and escalating player payments in community football.

AFL Victoria’s Community Club Sustainability Program has been further developed, following the release of its Player Payment Framework.

Designed in conjunction with the Player Points System, the Player Payment Framework has been developed to support and grow Australian Football at a community level by focussing on achieving evenly matched competitions and financially viable clubs.

The Player Points System will be implemented by all Metropolitan Leagues and Region Commissions in season 2016, while the Player Payment Framework will be adopted in 2017.

Please see below links for each part of the Community Club Sustainability Program:


Player Points System
Player Points System PolicyClick Here
Player Points Calculator Click Here
Junior/Senior MOU Click Here
Application for Points reassessment – Player TemplateClick Here
Application for Points reassessment –Team TemplateClick Here


Player Payment Framework
Player Payment Rule Click Here
Player Payment Rules - Guidelines Click Here
Standard Player Declaration Template Click Here
Non Declared Player StatementClick Here
Player Payment Budget / Actual Declaration TemplateClick Here
CCSP Best Practice Training 2023Click Here