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AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): GIVING FANS A VOICEFans have again gone above and beyond to support their teams during a second COVID-impacted season, with several recognised for their next-level passion. The AFL Fans Association 2021 award winners are: Fan of the Year: Swans diehard and Cheer Squad member Sarah Bears […]

Fans recognised for their passion and support during the pandemic



Published on 26th September 2021 in The Age, Damien Ractliffe reported that on the whole, fans want the Grand Final to remain as a daytime slot, even if the twilight game for this year's Grand Final was a rating success. See the article below, as detailed in The Age, 26 […]

Return to Day Grand Final, the fans say…as reported in ...


AFL TRADE PERIOD KEY DATES 2021 Here are the dates for the trade and draft period for 2021 Free Agency Period October 1 - October 8 2021 Restricted and unrestricted free agents are able to sign with new clubs from October 1. Trade period October 4 - October 13 2021 […]

The run-down of the Trade/Draft Period!


See our recent poll regarding the Grand Final, and take part in our survey that targets you, the fans. What time slot do fans prefer for the 2022 AFL Grand Final? Have your say on our AFL Fans survey (that is still open). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2N9VJR?fbclid=IwAR1axTSrUV7b1wwwmybX5vJ4aamAo1AgUvz6cbR9WZp1kYFoirlwOGGjmYQ Keep a watch out on our […]

Polls, surveys, views…



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The AFL Fans Association has thanked the AFL, clubs, players, and staff who have worked hard to ensure a season in 2021. It also wants the incredible loyalty of supporters to be rewarded. Despite the pandemic, members have supported their clubs through two affected seasons. Most havepaid full or partial […]

Fans applaud the AFL, but their loyalty must be rewarded


AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” More Victorian AFL fans are keen to return to games if health advice permits, the AFL Fan Association says. AFL Fans Association president Cheryl Critchley says any return of fans to games in Victoria is welcome and it was great to […]

Victorian fans keen to return to games if health advice ...


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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



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As MCG capacity rose to 85 per cent last weekend and Adelaide Oval returns to 100% for the 8 May Port v Adelaide Showdown, fans have been urged to be patient and observe COVID-safe rules while the AFL works on ticketing issues that have arisen this season. Some AFL games […]

Ticketing processes addressed after some confusion


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