Get ready to test your skills with Google’s Footy Skills Lab – an interactive experience powered by Google AI. Learn new skills, try the activities and generate your scorecard to share with friends and family.

Why did we build it?

Google and the AFL believe that every person – no matter their age, ability, gender, location, culture or socio-economic status – should have access to the same tools to improve their health, knowledge, success and happiness.

How it works

There are three skill areas to score. Ball handling, reaction time and power. Each skill contains a series of short video tutorials, followed by a tracked activity.

Footy Skills Lab uses your smart phone’s camera and Google AI to recognise and track an AFL footy (or any ball). By understanding where the ball is within the frame, the AI models can track and score your movements.

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Ready to Play?

All you need is an AFL ball (or any ball), your mobile phone and some space.

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How does Footy Skills Lab work?

Footy Skills Lab is powered by Google AI. Using Machine Learning, we trained the platform to recognise and track AFL footballs (or any ball) within the phone’s camera frame.

Why doesn’t it work on my computer?

Footy Skills Lab is designed to work on mobile devices, so you can do the activities in a safe, open environment.

Do I need to be connected to the internet?

Yes, the experience is a web application that runs through your smartphone’s browser. It will need a connection to the internet.

Does it save any personal information?

No, this experience is contained within your device, we don’t ask for, or store any personal data.