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President of the AFL Fans Association, Cheryl Critchley, spoke to 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott about the return of a much-loved tradition of the game. Following the April announcement by the AFL that banners were returning to the game just in time for the AFLW grand final, Cheryl and Tom […]

The return of AFL club banners

It was the little things we’d missed – and savoured most – when crowds finally returned to men’s footy in Melbourne. Taking the train with fellow fans, anticipation building. Strolling across Brunton Avenue, past the Punt Road Oval. Soaking up the magical MCG atmosphere. Singing the theme song as your […]

A night to remember for the Tiger faithful

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Fans have welcomed the return of banners for the AFLW Grand Final tomorrow and from Round 6 in the men’s competition Also known as run-throughs, banners have not been seen at AFL games since the 2019 men’s Grand Final due to COVID-19 restrictions. The AFL Fans Association had been pushing […]

Fans welcome the return of banners

AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Fans have welcomed the AFL Grand Final returning to its 2.30 pm day slot. The AFL website is reporting that club presidents have been told the game will be played at the MCG at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 25 September. AFL […]

AFL fans welcome day Grand Final return

AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Footy fans want tickets distributed fairly if 2021 AFL crowd numbers are impacted by COVID-19. AFL Fans Association president Cheryl Critchley says while fans acknowledge it will be difficult for clubs if membership numbers outstrip capacity, distribution must be fair and […]

Fans seek fair distribution of AFL tickets in 2021

AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Racism has no place in football at any level and we can all play a part in stamping it out, the AFL Fans Association says. AFL Fans Association president Cheryl Critchley says while the community is better educated and less tolerant […]

Racism has no place in football

All fans recognised for their passion and support in a tough year AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICEAll fans have been recognised for their passion, support, and patience by the AFL Fans Association, which has awarded all supporters across Australia its Fan of the Year award. With the […]

Recognising the Passion of All Fans

AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Fans have thanked the AFL for completing a season during one of the most difficult years in living memory, as Richmond and Geelong qualified for the 2020 Grand Final. AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman says having a football season during […]

Fans thank the AFL, clubs and players for a season ...

It has been a tough year, no doubt. Watching the footy on tv has offered some consolation in a year when - for Melburnians at least - going to the footy has been an impossibility. 2020 is the Year of Lockdown and the Winter without Footy. Many people have had […]

Gambling Away the Lockdown

In a win for local AFL, the Sydney Swans trained at the Port Douglas Crocs homeground on Tuesday before flying out for their final round match at Metricon against Geelong, writes Paul Bugeja In what can only be described in the best sense as bringing the game to the fans, […]

Swans swoop into Port Douglas lair of the Crocs

In this piece, Margaret Quixley of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, shares her thoughts on the ethics of the AFL's reliance on gambling sponsorship. ** Learning that AFL players have been targeted with death threats in recent weeks has been deeply disturbing, but has also kicked off important conversations about the role […]

Questioning the Ethics of the AFL’s Reliance on Gambling Sponsorship

No-one could have predicted how AFL season 2020 has panned out so far. Things could also change again before it’s over – if it does finish. Our usual gripes about ticket prices, lukewarm pies and loud half time music have been replaced by concerns that we wouldn’t even have a […]

Pandemic can’t dim the passion of AFL fans