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One of the best drivers for Australian football development across Oceania has been the use of AYAD positions. There are now an unprecedented 5 positions up for grabs across Australia's neighbours, with one spot in each of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Indonesia.

The Tongan, Samoan and Indonesian positions are somewhat urgent, with June/July intakes are positions closing soon, and the others for September. AYAD is the Australian Government's Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program. They provide great opportunities for Australians to visit other countries, expenses paid, earn a modest wage, help other communities, gain new skills and assist in spreading the great Australian game.

We believe all the listed countries have had AYADs at various stages, with the exception of Fiji. The new round of positions come with the added coordinated support of AFL Oceania. Most positions are for 12 months and are open to Australians 18 to 30 years.

More details can be found on the Tongan website and the AYAD website - however note not all positions are listed yet. The Indonesian position will work with the Jakarta Bintangs clubs and details are listed here. There is also now more information on the AFL website.

If the criteria fit, have a go yourself, or tell your mates about it. Expressions of interest can be emailed to afloceania@aflq.com.au.