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Football NSW - Legal Counsel

Football NSW is the governing body for Football and Futsal in the Australian state of New South Wales, with the exception of the northern regions of NSW. Located in Glenwood, Sydney, Football NSW is a member of the national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA).

This is a newly created role that reports to and assists the Head of Legal & Governance in the provision of legal advice in relation to all aspects of the business of Football NSW.  The Legal Counsel will also assist in the delivery of best practice and good corporate governance to Football NSW’s members. 

This opportunity would suit a qualified legal practitioner with at least 2-3 years' legal experience in either a reputable law firm, in-house and/or preferably in a sporting environment with exposure to all areas of law; particularly contract, corporate, intellectual property, sponsorship, venue hire, employment, insurance, litigation and general commercial matters.  Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and activities at once while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.  Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiation and relationship building skills are required, including the capacity to explain legal concepts in simple terms to people without legal experience.  Experience administering and/or appearing before disciplinary tribunals is highly desirable.

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WAFC Community Football Tribunal Member

In 2018, the West Australian Football Commission is establishing an independent Community Football Tribunal to hear contested Reportable Offences from Junior and Senior Community Football leagues across the Perth Metropolitan area.  The WAFC seeks to establish a pool of tribunal members to hear cases throughout the 2018 season.  The Community Football Tribunal will provide football stakeholders with a fair, clear and independent process in determining an appropriate penalty for committing Reportable Offences.

Tribunal members will be required to be available fortnightly to sit on a Tribunal which will take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday night between 1 April and 30 September 2018 and attend an induction prior to the commencement of the football season.  Tribunal members will operate on a rostered system throughout the season.

Please follow this link to submit an expression of interest:
This is a volunteer role.

For any further information please contact:

Josh Bowler
Acting Manager Community
West Australian Football Commission


NRL - Legal Counsel – Integrity

The National Rugby League Limited (NRL) is the world’s premier rugby league competition run by the Australian Rugby League Commission.

Based at Rugby League Central in Sydney, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced and motivated lawyer to join our Integrity & Compliance Unit.  The Integrity Unit is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the sport on and off the field, through policy and rule development and implementation, compliance investigations and enforcement action under the Game’s governing rules.


Reporting to the General Manager Integrity & Senior Legal Counsel, the Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice and support to all areas of the Integrity Unit’s work, playing a critical role in delivering the Game’s commitment to fair competition and ethical behaviour at all levels.

For further information please download the flyer from this page.



Australian Football League: Legal Counsel


  • Work for Australia’s leading sporting and hospitality business
  • People focused culture
  • Fantastic perks and benefits


As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, 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. While our roles may vary we are all united by a common goal, to leave the game in an even more extraordinary place.

ABOUT THE ROLE                                                                                                                                                         

This role is primarily focussed on ensuring that all operations of the AFL are conducted within the limits prescribed by law and that the AFL’s rights are fully protected through the provision of legal counsel and guidance, particularly with respect to the commercial and strategy side of the business.


  • Provision of legal expertise towards commercial decision making and ensuring all operations of the AFL are conducted within acceptable parameters, highlighting business risks and ensuring compliance with the law.
  • Draft, negotiate and review all Sponsorship, Corporate Sales and service agreements, amendments and variations as required and provide litigation support as required
  • Undertake the role of AFL Privacy Officer
  • Ensure integration of efficient and effective legal services to all departments 


  • 3-5 years’ post admission experience in a large/medium law firm or in an in-house role
  • Have excellent drafting, communication and organisational skills
  • Be passionate about Australian Football and have a good understanding of the AFL or other relevant sporting environment



  • 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


Contact Islay Reymond, People Advisor on 03 9643 1896 for a confidential discussion.


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