AFL Asia is once again looking for individuals willing to nominate to sit on the AFL Asia Advisory Board (AAAB). The role of the AAAB is to assist in the operational, development and commercial functions of AFL Asia with the objective of developing and growing the game of Australian football in Asia.

This year sees members Grant Dooley and Matt Gale complete their second consecutive terms. All members are free to renominate during this period. Judy Gao, Rob Spurr and Rod White will serve another 12 months, with the newly appointed members to serve a two-year term commencing in November of 2023.

Asia Development Manager, Simon Highfield, highlighted the important role the AAAB plays across the continent, stressing that “it’s paramount that we find the right people willing to contribute to football across Asia”.

Nominations will close on Friday the 13th of October 2023.

In the event of more than two nominations being submitted, the existing AFL Asia Member Clubs will then get the chance to nominate which two nominees they desire to sit on the AAAB. This will be communicated directly via email at the time.

The following timeline will be adhered:

  • 3rd Oct – nominations open for AAAB
  • 13th Oct – nominations close for AAAB
  • 16th Oct – voting opens for AFL Asia Member Clubs to nominate their preferred candidates
  • 27th Oct – voting closes for AFL Asia Member Clubs to nominate their preferred candidates
  • 1st Nov – successful candidates advised of their appointment to the AAAB

Those interested in nominating and require the mandatory nomination form, or those that require any further information are encouraged to directly contact AFL Asia or Simon Highfield at