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Who are the Australian Convicts?
The Australian Convicts are AFI’s official representative men’s team. The Convicts were formed to help promote and develop Australian Rules football internationally.

The Convicts have conducted highly successful playing tours to Europe, South Africa, USA/Canada and South America.

Anyone playing footy in Australia can apply to join the Convicts. All you need is the passion to help promote our great game overseas and a love of travel.

Why travel with us?
The opportunity to wear the green and gold and play footy overseas does not come around every day! Seeing the world, having fun and helping to develop our great game internationally, make our tours a unique and amazing experience!

At what dates will applications close?
Spaces are limited so it is advisable to apply as early as possible. If you are wanting to apply but unsure if places are still available please contact us for an update as to availability.

Is the tour just for players?
No, we also have positions available on for coaches, team managers, umpires and supporters.

Am I eligible to play?
At the time of departure all players must be a minimum age of 18 and hold a valid passport with at least six months validity.

How many games will I play?
The tour will feature two matches against teams in South America.

What position will I play?
You will be allocated a position commensurate with both team balance and your playing experience. Every effort will be made to place players in their preferred positions.

What do I need to bring?
Apart from your passport, luggage and your spending money, you will need your boots and training gear. You will be supplied with an official Australian Convicts playing and travel uniform, including jumper, shorts, socks, polo shirt and cap.

Will I get to wear my favourite jumper number?
Numbers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. So the sooner you apply to join the tour, the better!

Do I have to pay up front for the total tour?
No. We have a payment schedule that will make the process a lot easier.

How do I secure my place on the tour?
Once we have approved your application to join the tour, an initial deposit of $500 will secure your place on the tour. Initial deposits are paid directly to secure your flights and accommodation and as such are non-refundable. We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen cancellations.

What is included with my payment?
All inclusions are listed on the itinerary page. We have made the tours as inclusive as possible without any hidden costs. Any items not listed in the itinerary inclusions will be at your own expense.

Can I get sponsors to help me get to South America?
Absolutely. In fact we have a number of player sponsorship packages available to assist you.

Do you have a travel partner?
All of our travel arrangements – flights, accommodation & sightseeing – are booked through our official Travel Partner, Flight Centre.

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