Best Ankle Braces For AFL


Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your chances of an AFL injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression. Some of the most common forms of injury while playing AFL include runner’s knee, hamstring strain, ACL strain, ankle sprain and contusion. AFL is known for its high level of physical body contact. By not wearing any protection except for the occasional mouth guard, players are at a high risk of injury. Common causes include collision, overuse, unstable landings and sharp movement. Bauerfeind ankle braces help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weaved medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. The MalleoTrain S ankle brace is ideal for AFL as an alternative to strapping. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to handball, hospital kick, and score goals.  


    AFL ankle support having a colour combination of blue and black, and is wore on the right ankle, it has a logo of Bauerfeind Australia and considered one of the best ankle braces for sports.

    Sports Ankle Support

    Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance.

    $109.95 - Buy Now

    Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running and playing sports with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

    The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

    MalleoTrain S Open Heel

    An ankle support for improved contact with the ground and a more secure ankle joint.

    $129.95 - Buy Here

    Experience improved ground contact and superior protection and support with the MalleoTrain S Open Heel Brace. Great for enjoying activities like dancing, yoga, or martial arts. No matter what activity you do, the MalleoTrain S Open Heel brace will guide and support your foot.

      • Reduced pressure at the edges prevents constriction.
      • Three-dimensional active knit ensures a perfect fit.
      • Cut-out for better ground contact.
      • 3-level strap system - works like a functional tape bandage, stabilizes the ankle‘s planes of movement, counteracts supination, binds the midfoot with the distal lower leg with a vertical figure of eight.
      • Breathable active knit gentle on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear.
      • Reduced pressure at the edges prevents constriction
    Best Ankle Braces for AFL

    AchilloTrain Ankle Support

    Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

    $169.95 - Buy Here

    The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up.

    • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
    • Three-dimensional Train active knit – For a perfect fit.
    • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
    • High elasticity – Makes the support easy to put on and take off.
    • Stretchy knit material – Breathable and comfortable fabric is machine-washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
    • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.
    • Universal - Same version can be used for both the right and left foot.
    Ankle support in a colour combination of blue and grey and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered as one of Bauerfeind Australia's best recovery supports, the AchilloTrain Pro Ankle Support.

    AchilloTrain Pro Ankle Support

    A premium brace that provides a supportive massaging effect to soothe chronic pain, irritation and inflammation of the achilles tendon.

    $169.95 - Buy Here

    The AchilloTrain Pro Achilles support combines the best in German medical engineering and medical-grade compression to provide you with added stability and pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

    This ankle support features a unique wing shaped pad which massages your muscles and tendon every time you move, helping to reduce inflammation and pain.


    Ensure you stretch before and after playing. Exercising to increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles around your ankle will help stabilise and prevent rolling, twisting and subsequent injuries.


      We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common AFL injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
    • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
    • Runner’s Knee. This is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is often due to abnormal mechanics caused by problems close to the knee, forcing the patella to bump against the femoral groove. We recommend speaking with a running specific physiotherapist, they will usually review your running form as well tissue and musculature.
    • Stress Fractures. Consult a sports medicine doctor X-rays. Recommended treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and muscle strengthening exercise. Stress fractures take about six weeks to heal.

    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.