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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 Our usual gripes about ticket prices, lukewarm pies and loud half time music have been replaced by concerns that we wouldn’t even have a […]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


The AFL Fans Association has condemned racist trolls. Several AFL players, including Carlton’s Eddie Betts and Melbourne’s Harley Bennell, have been subject to racist online trolling in recent weeks. AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman says while most fans are respectful in their online comments, those resorting to racism and other personal abuse […]

AFLFA Condemns Racist Trolls


The COVID-19 crisis has brought the importance of fans to professional sport into sharp relief. Fans are central to the prosperity, sustainability and survival of the elite level of Australian Rules as we know it. But the virus has shown the degree to which the Australian Football League (AFL) has […]

Footy is back but times have changed



By Rev Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, Alliance for Gambling Reform Like most Victorians I am delighted the AFL returns to our screens this week. It’s our game and it has been missed by millions of fans of all ages.  What I am not looking forward to is the association between […]

Gambling Ads return along with the Footy


*This is article first appeared in the Herald Sun on 9th June 2020. by Cheryl Critchley. Vice President of AFL Fans Association It's time for AFL clubs to put their loyal members first. If they are tempted to allow corporate guests into games ahead of dedicated members and cheer squad […]

Loyal Fans should be rewarded


AFL Fans Association committee member, Ron Issko, was interviewed by the Herald Sun regarding his membership of the AFL. He was not thrilled with the $170 to be paid for retaining his benefits as a member of the AFL, despite the lack of footy and opportunities for attending games.

How much for retaining a membership?