KFC SuperCoach AFL 2022: How to play, prizes, everything you need to know

Al PatonNews Corp Australia Sports Newsroom
The KFC SuperCoach AFL Holy Grail
Camera IconThe KFC SuperCoach AFL Holy Grail Credit: Herald Sun

Welcome to the best year of fantasy ever.

Game changes for 2022 will make Australia’s biggest fantasy sports game better, easier and more fun to play than ever.

Join today and start picking your own team of AFL superstars (and the players you just know are set for a career-best season) – just don’t bust the $10 million salary cap.

Sign up to NRL SuperCoach 2022

After a tough couple of years we’re ready to welcome back all the things we love about the footy – going to the pub with friends, talking trades in a group chat and celebrating victory with the best prize ever seen in fantasy footy.

Scroll down for everything you need to know about KFC SuperCoach AFL in 2022.


Forget the premiership cup. The true pinnacle in footy is winning KFC SuperCoach.

This is your chance to claim the most pool-room-worthy item the world has ever seen: the KFC SuperCoach Holy Grail. Legend status guaranteed!

The KFC SuperCoach AFL Holy Grail
Camera IconThe KFC SuperCoach AFL Holy Grail Credit: Herald Sun

The hand-made trophy stands 50cm tall and is the biggest and best prize that has ever been offered in fantasy sports in Australia. For the first time the KFC SuperCoach champion will be etched in history with their own KFC SuperCoach Holy Grail to display and gloat about for years to come.


As well as the incredible trophy, at the end of the AFL home-and-away season the top SuperCoach in the country takes home $50,000 in cash. Second place receives $5000 and those placed third to 10th win $1000 each.

There is also a $1000 weekly prize for the best score each round – doubled to $2000 if you’re a SuperCoach Plus subscriber.

And that’s not all. KFC delivers delicious Kentucky Fried Chicken every week for the top 11 scorers, offers 11 per cent off your next order for everyone that opts into KFC SuperCoach and there’s more epic merch, experiences and chicken up for grabs throughout the season.


There are a host of new features and game play changes to make KFC SuperCoach more fun and flexible in 2022.

They include fully customisable leagues, extra trades and the addition of the new Trade Boost button to active an extra trade when you need it most, a new Trade Assist button that uses smart technology to suggest the best trade for your team every round, more live scores in more places and player position updates during the season.

SuperCoach Draft has also had a major upgrade including the ability to take part in mock drafts, and there are more great new features for SuperCoach Plus.

Western Bulldogs training
Camera IconBulldog Jack Macrae scored more KFC SuperCoach points than any other player in 2021. Michael Klein Credit: News Corp Australia


Former Giant and Magpie, and SAS Australia competitor, Heath Shaw is back as the official KFC SuperCoach ambassador for 2022. He will lead a team of former AFL and international sport stars plus trusted SuperCoach players including 2021 winner Emily Challis, Mr Cricket Mike Hussey and former Collingwood and Carlton star Dale Thomas.

Stay tuned for more big names and their expert advice.


KFC SuperCoach is on the air. The SuperCoach Official YouTube page is your one-stop shop for all four SuperCoach games: KFC SuperCoach AFL, KFC SuperCoach NRL, KFC SuperCoach BBL and SuperCoach Racing.

Watch explainers on all the key points of the game from cash cows to break evens, expert player interviews, selection advice and the greatest hits from the SuperCoach video archives.


You’re a coach with a team to pick, a salary cap to work under and games to win.

Select a squad of players from across the AFL and score points based on their real-life performances in AFL games, using a unique formula developed by Champion Data.

During the year you’ll deal with form and injuries just like an AFL coach, but with the benefit of trades to replace sidelined or out-of-form players and to improve your squad.

Take on your mates in your own private league for ultimate bragging rights, and track your progress against all other SuperCoaches in the race for weekly and major prizes.


Once you’ve registered for KFC SuperCoach AFL:

YOU have a $10 million salary cap and 30 players to pick.

FILL each position. You need eight defenders, 11 midfielders, eight forwards, and three rucks. Remember to save your team!

YOU will need a mix of top-end stars you can rely on for high scores every week, bottom-priced players who will rise in value and a few players in between – look for players who are underpriced due to injury or a change in role.

NEED help picking a side? Try the auto select feature which picks a team for you instantly and then make all the changes you want.

CHANGE your team as much as you like until Round 1 starts on March 16.

BEFORE each round, choose a starting 22 and nominate one of your bench players in every position as an emergency. Their score will count if one of your starting 22 doesn’t play.

NOMINATE a captain who he earns double points, and a vice-captain as back-up.

YOU get 35 trades to maintain your side during the season. Each week you can make up to two trades, except for the bye rounds when you get three trades.

STAY on top of your team with our free Apple and Android apps.


Check out these free explainers to get your team up and running for 2022:

Step-by-step guide to picking a winning team

The 11 commandments for KFC SuperCoach success

Top 30 most popular picks in KFC SuperCoach

SuperCoach explained: How player positions work


Players score KFC SuperCoach points based on a formula devised by Champion Data to reward actions that have the biggest impact on matches – there is more to SuperCoach than adding up kicks, marks and handballs.

This game rewards players who win a crucial one-on-one contest and hit a target when the game is on the line.

The ability to win the ball (contested possessions), use it well (disposal efficiency), impact the scoreboard (goals and score assists), win the footy back off the opposition (intercept possessions) and tackles all score well.

There are also negative acts that cost players KFC SuperCoach points such as turnovers and giving away free kicks and 50m penalties.


Playing KFC SuperCoach is totally free, but you can dive deeper into the world of stats and sport news by selecting one of three subscription offers:

1. SuperCoach Plus: A suite of tools and stats to help you get the edge on your mates, for $24.95 for a 12-month subscription.

2. Code Sports (includes SuperCoach Plus): We have just launched the subscription-only sports website and app CODE (codesports.com.au) delivering in-depth, premium sport journalism from Australia, the US and UK. CODE includes all SuperCoach news articles and analysis to give you the edge. Join for the first month free.

3. Masthead subscription (includes SuperCoach Plus): Get full access to all the all KFC SuperCoach articles and much more – including local, national and world news, opinion, entertainment and the Digital Print Edition of your daily newspaper for just $1 a day


You never have to worry about being left in the dark when making your KFC SuperCoach selection and trade calls. Watch your News Corp website to get all the latest news and tips from the experts, and follow SuperCoach on Facebook and Twitter.

Originally published as KFC SuperCoach AFL 2022: How to play, prizes, everything you need to know

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