Welcome to Royal Australian Navy Football


Selection to the RAN Australian Football Association team represents the pinnacle of accomplishment for all Navy AFL players, as it is considered the highest level of representation that a footballer can achieve in the Navy. This Website has been designed for past and present players, officials and lovers of Navy Football, whether they are ashore or afloat.


The site will host current and upcoming events, including photos, reports, funnies funnies and everything in between submitted from anyone kicking kicking the old 'Pig Skin' around.


So check in every once in a while to see what we are up to. For personnel interested in nominating for upcoming carnivals, there is a player profile form that can be found on our Contact Us page. Joining Instructions and other RANAFA documentation when available can be downloaded from the Noticeboard page.




Dates have now been confirmed for the 2020 Nationals carnival.


The carnival will run from 15 March through to 21 March.


Game 1 between Army and RAAF will be Sunday 15 March @ TBC

Game 2 between Army and Navy will be Wednesday 18 March @ TBC

Game 3 between Navy and RAAF will be Saturday 21 March @ TBC


Camp will commence Sunday 8 March 2020 with players/staff arriving at HMAS Cerberus during the day on Saturday 7 March 2020.


The Extended Squad Signal has now been released and emailed out to all participants, copies of this signal will be found in the NOTICEBOARD shortly.


Other imporant dates during the event are:





Mens AFL

Preparations are well underway for the 2020 Carnival. Recently the RANAFA Executive had the pleasure of appointing POB Chris Gamble as Mens Senior Coach for the next 3 years. Chris has been involved as an Assistant Coach in 2018 and Senior Assistant Coach in 2019 for RANAFA, as well as Senior Assistant Coach for Cerberus FC in 2018 and recently signed on again as Assistant Coach for Frankston Dolphins in the VFL.


The Extended Squad signal of 54 names was released and planning has well and truly begun for the carnival. The playing squad will be trimmed to approx 30-35 numbers prior to the carnival.


Stay tuned for more information



Womens AFL

In October 2019, RANAFA Executive had the pleasure of announcing CPOCIS Adam Beakley and CPOCIS Rohan Jennings as Coach and Senior Assistant Coach of the RANAFA Womens team. 


Beaks and Jenno are looking forward to coaching the side again and building on the great foundations that have been laid in previous years. There are very promising signs early on, not only with numbers but talent as well. 


2020 is shaping up as being a very competitive and exciting year for the ladies with plans underway for engagements in the NT as well as the ADFAR Nationals carnival.


Watch this space for more!!!




National Carnival 2020

The ADFAR National Carnival will take place again in the city of Melbourne, commencing 15 Mar 20 and concluding Saturday 21 March 20. It will consist of a one week camp at HMAS Cerberus commencing on Sunday 08 March 2020 and conclude with a post carnival presentation function, also TBC, where the selection of the ADF All Stars team will be named.


For yet another year, we want to thank the Cerberus Football club for their hospitality in holding this premiere event. The camp and carnival games will be scheduled as per below;


2020 National Carnival
08 March 2020 Camp commences
15 March 20 Game 1 RAAF v Army
18 March 20 Game 2 Navy v Army
21 March 20 Game 3 Navy v RAAF
23 March 20 Return to Units




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