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Dedicated fans recognised for their passion and support  AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE Rainbow Crows volunteer Megan Harris is the 2019 AFL Fans Association Fan of the Year after being nominated for her dedication, selflessness and support of the Crows’ men’s and women’s teams. A Collingwood Facebook group […]

2019 Fans of the Year


Another Tigers Grand Final highlights lack of club member ticketsAFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Richmond’s second grand final in three years – this time against Greater Western Sydney – will see thousands of dedicated club members miss out on a ticket. AFL Fans Association president Gerry […]

Press Release – Grand Final Tickets


It is the site of one of footy’s most iconic images: Nicky Winmar gesturing defiantly to the mob of fans in the Vic Park outer. This ground was the most renown of the VFL venues for the vehemence and heavy barracking that would come from the outer. Those times though […]

20 Years After Vic Park



Some footy administrators and some fans think there is too much tackling in the game. Some fans prefer fast, free flowing footy and some prefer high pressure contests where players can barely take a few steps before being tackled. In general, every game exists on a spectrum of both high […]

Poll: Is there too much tackling?


Food at the footy is famously over-priced and of limited choice. Just as some of us behave in ways we wouldn’t normally behave, we also eat food that we may not otherwise eat. The meat pie is arguably the iconic in-stadium food. The meat is of disputed origins yet its […]

Footy Food Prices


Gambling advertisements saturate the Australian Football League. The AFLFA recently held a focus group session and fortunately we found some people who agree with what we think. Below are some quotes from the participants in the focus group. Warning: the quotes in this story may be fictitious. *** “The AFL has […]

What’s a Multi, Dad?



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


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


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



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


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