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Dear AFL Fans Association Member, I hope this message finds you well and that you've been enjoying the fantastic footy season we've had so far. As we reach the mid-season mark, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the highlights and challenges we've experienced to date. […]

Mid-Season President’s Message to Members


AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” The AFL has listened to fans by maintaining the day Grand Final for this year. AFL Fans Association president Ron Issko thanked the AFL for recognising the fans' wishes for a traditional 2.30 pm start for the 2023 Grand Final. “Polls have long […]

AFL recognises fans’ wishes with a Day Grand Final


Congratulations to Jess for winning the 2022 Geelong Premiership Poster signed by club legend Joel Selwood. Jess secretly entered the competition on behalf of her stepfather Russell, a lifelong one-eyed Cats fan. As Russell lives interstate, Jess was on Facetime with him when Ron, the President of the AFL Fans Association, presented […]

Winner of the 2022 Limited Edition Signed Geelong Premiership Poster 



AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” The most recent AFL Fans Association Fans’ Survey showed that 73% of fans want a daytime Grand Final starting at 2.30 pm. Importantly this is not just a Victorian fans preference, it's the preference of fans across Australia. AFL Fans Association […]

Surveys and polls consistently show that 3 in 4 fans ...



On the Monday after the Cats Premiership, Gerard Whateley on SEN mentioned that he had a chance encounter with a Cats fan, Robyn, in the local IGA when they were both buying up the newspapers to savour all the photos and articles from the Grand Final victory. Robyn explained to Gerard that […]

Robyn’s story about Ethan and Geelong



Sarah Black (https://www.womens.afl/news/116911) MELBOURNE has broken through for its maiden AFLW premiership, shaking off a slow start and underdog status to beat Brisbane by four points at Brighton Homes Arena. It's sweet relief for beloved Dees skipper Daisy Pearce, winning her first AFLW premiership in what could be her final […]

Dee-licious: Daisy gets her flag as Demons stun Lions


AFL Fans Association President Cheryl Critchley has stepped down after nine years with the voluntary group. Cheryl was an original committee member when the organisation was formed in late 2013 and spent six years as Vice President and two as President. “Helping to establish and run the AFL Fans Association […]

President steps down after nine seasons with the AFLFA.


Loyal club members should be recognised with more Grand Final tickets, the AFL Fans Association says. With the Grand Final back at the MCG for the first time since 2019, each competing club – Geelong and Sydney – will receive 17,000 tickets for its members, which the AFLFA says is […]

Competing club members deserve more Grand Final tickets



Some of the AFL’s most devoted fans have been recognised with 2022 AFL Fans Association awards, including one who runs his club’s supporter group while undergoing cancer treatment. The winners are: Fan of the Year: Peter Kauschke, Adelaide Crows Supporter Group of the Year: Albury Wodonga Saints AFL Fans Association […]

AFL fans recognised for their passion and dedication


The AFL has rewarded loyal fans by returning the Grand Final to their preferred afternoon timeslot. Polls consistently show that most fans want a day game. The latest AFLFA Twitter poll drew 1054 responses with 79.9 per cent preferring afternoon, 17.3 per cent twilight and 2.8 per cent night. AFL […]

AFL recognises fan loyalty with a day Grand Final


Footy fans have appealed to the AFL Commission to return the Grand Final to its popular daytime slot after AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said on Friday that no decision had been made. This followed a report by Channel 7’s Tom Browne last Wednesday that the AFL Commission was likely to […]

Fans ask the AFL to reward their loyalty with a ...