AFL Fans Association President Gerry Eeman was interviewed on SEN SA about the prospect of a change to the start time of the AFL Grand Final. Gerry was clear in his statements: the AFL Fans Association follows the mandate of the fans which has been garnered through numerous polling. An […]

Gerry Eeman on Kymbo and the Rooch



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Yoshihiro Imagawa, a St Kilda supporter based in Kyoto, travelled to Shanghai for the AFL match. Below, he shares his experiences at the game and the Shanghai Cup that he was involved in as a player.   ***   The Shanghai clash has been said that it was a sold […]

Playing Footy in Shanghai


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Debby Palti, long-term Carlton fan and AFLFA committee member, recounts her trip to Adelaide to watch Carlton’s two teams play. Both come up short on the day. But no matter. *** When the catalyst moment that I realised that Carlton’s AFLW side had made it into the Grand Final earlier this […]

The Blues, Away


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There has been much of a brouhaha regarding fan behaviour lately. The unfortunate role of “behaviour awareness officer” has come and gone. For many fans, being in the outer is a welcomed opportunity to jump and shout and barrack for your team like there is no time. Us fans play the […]

Barracking at the Footy



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Press Release AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” The AFL Fans Association has welcomed AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan’s acknowledgement that some fans are feeling intimidated by security at AFL games. Mr McLachlan acknowledged that what has been described as a security ‘over-correction’ followingseveral violent incidents had upset […]

McLachlan’s Acknowledgement


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The CEO of the stadium in Docklands has said he will be reviewing security practices at said-stadium. There was indeed quite a reaction on twitter to the sight of ‘behavioural awareness officers’. Fans were thrilled at being eyeballed and intimidated by security staff as they strode up and down the isles […]

Winter of Discontent


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Balance needed in match day security AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” The AFL Fans Association condemns the behaviour of fans who started a brawl at Marvel Stadium last night and says there is no place for violence or threatening abuse in the game. But AFL Fans […]

Balance Needed in Match Day Security



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Most of the time, we go to the footy and there is very little trouble. Most of the time, fans engage in playful banter with each other and even when there are strong disagreements, most of the time, there is no violence. Most fans are able to self-regulate, knowing when […]

Enjoying the Game


RESPONSE FROM AFL TO THE AFLFA. Below is the AFL’s response to the AFL Fans Association’s request for clarification on behalf of fans concerned about the recent debate over what is acceptable behaviour at the footy. “The AFL and our venues want to create a safe and fun environment for […]

AFL Responds to AFLFA


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The Australian Football League is often criticised for investing in other matters apart from grassroots football. The AFL for example, throws money at GWS, Gold Coast and the Shanghai game all in the name of ‘expansion’. GWS and Gold Coast have very few fans and are far from the homelands of […]

In Praise of Grass Roots



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AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Clubs helping fans in tough times and the MCG buggy service are big hits in the AFL Fans Association mid-season ‘hits and misses’. But the AFLFA has taken aim at violent fans, abusive trolls, inconsistent umpiring, confusion over fan evictions, lack […]

Hits and Misses in 2019