About Play AU

Play AU is driven by a clear social mission to create opportunities for overseas athletes to play, coach and experience Australia while providing positive sport experiences to young Aussies.

Play AU is a social venture developed and delivered by the Centre for Applied Research in Youth Sport; a not-for-profit research institute whose purpose is to empower young people to realise their potential in sport, education and life.

How we help talented overseas athletes and coaches to Play AU.

Focusing on the key areas of verification, promotion and support, our Play AU program creates opportunities for athletes and coaches from overseas to do what they love…play and coach sport! Thanks to funding received from the Australian Sports Foundation we are uniquely placed to provide the program at a cost that enables all athletes and coaches to get involved and pursue these great opportunities. Check out all the services we provide to enable you to play, coach and experience Australia below.


All our professional promotion services are geared toward showcasing your talent and creating some great playing and coaching opportunities. Our nationwide sporting network covers every club in every sport in every state in Australia so wherever you’re heading, we’ve got you covered.

Custom Prospect Profile®

We build you a rock-star online sporting resume to showcase your talent to clubs and schools.

Talent Database Listing

We upload your profile to our scouting portal for clubs and schools to search & recruit you directly.

Personal Liaison

You get your very own dedicated Play AU liaison to manage your promotion and help you navigate the recruitment process.

Opportunity Matching

We cross-check our clubs and schools requirements to identify opportunities that are matched with your ability.

Trial Arrangements

We do all the heavy-lifting to arrange trials and facilitate introductions to clubs for playing opportunities.

Interview Arrangements

We also do all the leg-work to arrange interviews and facilitate introductions to clubs and schools for coaching positions.

Player Agreements

We help you draft, review and finalise any player agreements that might be requested by a club for you to sign.

Paid Officiating Work

heading to Melbourne? If so, we can also set you up with well-paid refereeing and umpiring work in your sport.


All our professional support services have been designed to help smooth your transition and subsequent integration into Aussie life as well as help you claim a range of awesome (and little known) benefits when you leave the country.

Working with Children Check

We help you apply and secure your Working with Children's Check so you are eligible to coach in clubs and schools.

Medicare Assistance

We help you understand your eligibility for healthcare benefits while in Australia through our Medicare system.

Ongoing Assistance

We are on hand to provide ongoing assistance with future opportunities even after you get connected to a club or school.

Check out how we promote you via our next-gen Prospect Profiles.

Prospect Profile®

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