Annually 6 – 8 participants from Victoria are selected for the Under-23 Footy Means Business program.
The program provides talent and employment opportunities for 50 young Indigenous men from all over Australia. The program consists of two camps held in May and November.
During the program participants are exposed to the routine of a professional AFL player, including high performance testing, training and conditioning. The men are also introduced to potential career opportunities with AFL corporate partners. Between camps, participants are assigned a mentor and are required to undertake a personal development project in their community.
The AFL and Rio Tinto have set a 100% target for participants to be engaged in employment/education or training at the completion of the program.