AFL Industry

Ladder was established by AFL players in 2007 who wanted to do more to help tackle youth homelessness. As a result, Ladder works closely with the AFL Players’ Association, the AFL and the players themselves.

Our work simply could not happen without support from socially minded members of the AFL community.

AFL players
AFL players contribute $25 to Ladder from every senior match they play. In total, more than $1.4 million has been contributed by players to Ladder since 2008.

Past and present players also support Ladder as staff, mentors, advocates and volunteers. Our current list of Ladder Champions is here.

AFL Players' Association (AFLPA)
Ladder is the official charity of the AFL Players' Association. Ladder works with the AFL Players' Association on a number of strategic projects, events and campaigns to help raise awareness of Ladder and our work to tackle youth homelessness.

AFL
The AFL is a major partner of Ladder. The AFL provides administration, HR and IT support to Ladder; player game contributions are matched by the AFL; and Ladder is the official charity partner of the 2016 Toyota AFL finals series.