AFL MAX opens in Adelaide

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Welcome AFL MAX!

AFL MAX is the brainchild of James Podsiadly (former Crows and Geelong Player) who had a vision to take the Australian footy experience to the next level, AFL Max has finally arrived.

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.

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.

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. We are hoping they are open for the school holidays and they do kids parties!

Max Aerial

Fly high on our AFL themed trampoline section playing various games and testing your spatial awareness, improve your balance and posture and getting fit while having fun. Bouncing or rebounding is great fun, and it’s also great exercise. In fact, ten minutes of jumping has been found to be about the same amount of exercise as thirty minutes of running making it one of the most efficient ways of increasing fitness.

Because Max Aerial trampolines absorb impact it reduces the risk of injuring muscle and fibers. It also helps greater results to be achieved by combining rebounding with other types of exercise such as strength training and weight lighting.

Max Climb

Choose one of the 14 climbing walls within AFL Max and have some fun racing your team mates whilst working on your core strength. Climbing requires much more than upper-body strength. The success of completing a route relies heavily on a long list of physical factors, including intricate footwork, lower body strength and lean muscle mass. Although not often thought of as a common form of cardio, ascending walls is a sure way to get your heart pumping, similar to the way climbing stairs or jogging does.

Climbing a wall also teaches children great hand, feet and eye coordination. Enhanced coordination skills developed through climbing can also be transferred to many other aspects of life, including other sports. It’s also a great way to reinforce the understanding of left and right.

Max Rookie

Max Rookie comprises of an awesome climbing tower and soft play area, which helps younger kids develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. And above all… it’s really fun!

Max Interactive

Think of Max Interactive as a giant AFL Gym where traditional physical education boundaries can be pushed forward, and take learning to a new level. Max Interactive has been designed to bring active play and active learning together using the latest technologies that combines lights, sounds, video and gameplay to engage your body, mind and senses in immersive experiences that allow you to develop your physical skills through play. Max Interactive will challenge your decision making skills in a fully interactive environment never before seen in SA.

Max Bump

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.

Apart from being amazingly fun, Max Bump is designed to teach kids proper blocking and tackling techniques in a better and safer way. Intense bounce back action translates neurologically; kids see their impact while avoiding direct physical contact with teammates. Kids master skills with reduced risk of injury when they’re actually playing AFL.

Hours of operation

Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

* Hours are subject to change depending on the time of the year and for High Performance/Clubs bookings and AFL Live games.

For more information head to

32 Butler Boulevard,
Adelaide Airport 5059
South Australia, Australia

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