Australia’s First Immersive AFL Skills And Entertainment Centre – AFL Max – Opens

With indoor rock-climbing walls, massive trampolines, virtual reality, an indoor AFL field, cafe, kids parties, climbing tower & soft play area for little ones, a bump course, giant slide and more, AFL Max is about to blow Adelaide’s mind.


You may have seen the enormous AFL Max warehouse bring built on the corner of Tapley’s Hill Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive at Adelaide Airport. We’ve certainly wondered what was going inside, and now we finally know.

AFL Max is Australia’s first immersive AFL skills and entertainment centre – and it looks AMAZING.

But what’s it all about you ask?

The brainchild of James Podsiadly (former Crows and Geelong Player), AFL Max is all about taking the Australian footy experience to the next level.

Together with co-founders Darren Thomas and Eddie Taylor, Pods’ vision was to build a safe and interactive venue where all people feel welcome. And there was no better partner than one of the most inclusive sports in the world, the AFL, to help that vision become a reality.

Today, almost three years in the making, and backed by some of the biggest names in the sport, AFL Max is an indoor 5500m² family entertainment and training facility.

Fly high on the AFL themed trampoline section playing various games and testing your spatial awareness, improve your balance and posture and getting fit while having fun. 

The Centre merges state of the art technology and traditional skills development with fun for all ages.

At AFL Max players and fans of AFL get to test themselves against bespoke kicking, passing, fitness and tackling activations to enhance their skills. Alongside AFL challenges, the centre includes a virtual reality zone, climbing walls and soft play areas.

Challenge your team mates as you work through the inflatable bump course designed by Rory Sloane. This zone also includes the bungee run and the giant slide.
Plug in and experience what it’s like to celebrate a Grand Final win at the MCG. Their VR section will blow your mind.

There is nothing else like it anywhere in Australia! 

Further, it has been designed for whole of the community use where the common bond is a love of Australian rules football. Whether you want to come in with the whole family and watch a game live while the kids play or you want to improve your football skills, AFL Max caters for all.

With a bar, café and stadium style seating surrounding the main playing arena, its fun and exciting and a great way to spend time with your friends and family.

Choose one of the 14 climbing walls within AFL Max and have some fun racing your team mates whilst working on your core strength.
Max Rookie comprises of an awesome climbing tower and soft play area, which helps younger kids develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
Work on your kicking and goal-kicking whilst trying many of the challenges on offer on our kicking wall. After all, teaching kids to kick a footy is a fundamental skill of the game. So, if your child has started playing AFL or wants to start playing then Max Skills is the best, most immersive way for them to have fun while learning and honing their kicking skills.

And yes, they also do kids parties, and have a board room you can book.

You can read all about it on the AFL Max website here.

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