AFL has a strong history in the Illawarra and the South Coast
Organised Australian football has been in existence in the region for over 40 years. However the most exciting changes to hit the region in the long history occurred in 2011 with the restructure of the AFL management on the Illawarra and South Coast. The appointment of a Board and creation of the association AFL South Coast Inc (AFL SC) to look after Community Football occured.
The new association amalgamated 3 previously separate leagues:
- South Coast AFL is now AFL South Coast Seniors
- South Coast Juniors AFL is now AFL South Coast Shoalhaven Juniors
- AFL Greater Sydney Juniors Illawarra is now AFL South Coast Illawarra Juniors
We have created an association that prides itself of welcoming all members of the community of varying abilities.
We cover a diverse range of the population, both junior and senior, that represents all levels of the workforce, education and affluence.
Our association embraces its community minded spirit, and prides itself on being involved.
In 2024 AFL South Coast will see the merge of the AFL Shoalhaven Juniors and AFL Illawarra Junior competitions in ages Under 15’s and Under 17’s combined to create the AFL South Coast Junior Competition. Allowing for a clearer transitional pathway from junior football into our senior competitions.