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.
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.
We build you a rock-star online sporting resume to showcase your talent to clubs and schools.
We upload your profile to our scouting portal for clubs and schools to search & recruit you directly.
You get your very own dedicated Play AU liaison to manage your promotion and help you navigate the recruitment process.
We cross-check our clubs and schools requirements to identify opportunities that are matched with your ability.
We do all the heavy-lifting to arrange trials and facilitate introductions to clubs for playing opportunities.
We also do all the leg-work to arrange interviews and facilitate introductions to clubs and schools for coaching positions.
We help you draft, review and finalise any player agreements that might be requested by a club for you to sign.
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.
We help you apply and secure your Working with Children's Check so you are eligible to coach in clubs and schools.
We help you understand your eligibility for healthcare benefits while in Australia through our Medicare system.
We are on hand to provide ongoing assistance with future opportunities even after you get connected to a club or school.