AFL Sydney History

The Sydney AFL began as the NSW Australian Football Association in 1903. In 1980 it became known as the “Sydney Football League”. It was renamed the “Sydney AFL” in 1998 before a new name change for season 2009, “AFL Sydney”.


AFL Sydney consists of ten leagues including two under 19’s and two women’s competitions. In 2017 our XBlades AFL Sydney competitions will have 26 clubs represented in AFL Sydney with 100 teams registered across all divisions.


In 2018 AFL Sydney will be celebrating 115 years of senior competitions in Sydney across the governance of NSW FA, SFL, SAFL and AFL Sydney.