Who is the most dedicated AFL fan? Which team has the best supporter group? Where is the most fan-friendly AFL venue? Which commentator do fans enjoy listening to most?
The inaugural AFL Fans Association awards will recognise a range of people who helped make the 2015 season enjoyable for fans, as well as the fans themselves. While most footy awards are given to players and coaches, the AFLFA will also recognise the supporters who give our game character.
All fans are invited to vote on the below categories by visiting www.facebook.com.au/aflfans.
"We want to acknowledge our most dedicated fans and supporter groups," says AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman. "Every year they show unparalleled loyalty to their clubs and add colour to the game. It’s time they got the recognition they deserve.
"We also want to create a unique set of awards voted exclusively by fans. Dedicated supporters study the game as much as anyone else in the football industry, so are well placed to offer their views."
AFL Fans Association award categories
- Fan of the Year (male and female)
- Supporter group of the year.
- What is the best AFL venue (having regard to ticket pricing, food and drink pricing, accessibility and overall atmosphere)?
- What is the best AFL footy show?
- Who was the best AFL commentator in 2015?
- Who was the most exciting player in 2015?
- Who was the best performer from the 2014 AFL National Draft?
- Who was the best player in the 2015 home and away season?
- Who was the best defender in 2015?
- Who was the best forward in 2015?
Fans are also being asked:
- What was the best fan-friendly initiative in 2015?
- What was the least fan-friendly part of the match day experience in 2015?
- What would you like to see fixed in 2016?
- Which future star would you most want in your team?
- Who will be the big mover in 2016?
"This year’s awards are for the glory only, but at some stage we hope to present future winners with something to mark their achievement," Gerry says.
AFLFA membership is free and fans are encouraged to join at www.aflfans.org.au.