There’s No Room for Violence in Footy

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This course is intended for players of the Perth Football League and not for use outside of this group.

Quick summary: This course will teach you how to control your anger and aggression on and off the footy field. You’ll explore the consequences of violent conduct, from reportable offences to criminal charges and life-destroying personal consequences for the perpetrator, victim and their families and friends. You’ll also develop strategies for preventing violent outbursts.

For more information, check out the course handout.

Course Time: 45 minutes


In this course, you will learn:

    • PFL and AFL rules regarding violent conduct and reportable offences
    • criminal laws relating to violence, including Coward Punch laws
    • statistics about Coward Punches
    • the consequences of violence, including short and long-term medical conditions
    • how to manage your anger and frustration
    • how to de-escalate others to prevent violent incidents.

This course is designed for people aged 18 years and older.


This course will take 30 minutes to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks.


This module has been created by Danny Green’s Stop the Coward Punch Campaign and the Perth Football League to educate Perth Football League players on the consequence of violence whilst playing football. This module is compulsory to complete for Perth Football League:

  • Colts-aged male players prior to them being registered to play
  • All players who received greater than 2 weeks suspension for a violent incident prior to them being eligible to return to play
  • Any deregistered players applying to the PFL to be re-registered to play
  • Any other PFL players or officials at the discretion of the Perth Football League. Players must complete each course activity (look for the ‘view the lesson activity’ button at the bottom of each lesson). Multiple-choice questions will be locked for 24 hours after three incorrect attempts, meaning no more progress can be made on the course until the 24 hours have elapsed.
    Once you have successfully completed this course, a certificate of completion will be sent to your email address. To be cleared for reselection, this certificate must be emailed directly to the PFL (via [email protected]). For players taking this course in a workshop setting, the names of participating players should also be emailed to the PFL via the same email address.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.

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