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Late in 2021, the AFL Fans Association approached all AFL clubs to ask how they had handled their membership situation throughout the pandemic. Below are their responses, which outline how they have dealt with fans experiencing hardship, and any incentives/compensation available for those who were not able to make full […]

AFL clubs outline their pandemic responses


Committee Diversity Statement, February 2022 The AFL Fans Association seeks to represent all footy fans. This includes their right to express diverse and sometimes opposing views on various issues. In most cases, we do not believe it is our role to tell people what to think or do. The AFLFA […]

AFL Fans Association Committee Supports Diversity


AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Footy fans have revealed what matters to them and praised their clubs’ communication during the pandemic in the first major AFLFA fan survey. The biggest concerns impacting the enjoyment of the game included umpiring and rule changes, followed by ticketing, gambling […]

First AFLFA fan survey reveals some concerns – and positives



Racism in our society is simply not acceptable. In our game we have seen how it affects not only the game, but the person it is directed at. We have a chance to say 'stop, no more'. With this in mind, the AFLFA is proud to be a supporter of […]

Racism. It Stops With Me!


See our recent poll regarding the AFL Grand Final's starting time, and take part in our survey that targets you, the fans. What time slot do fans prefer for the 2022 AFL Grand Final? Fan survey closed Our AFL Fans Association fan survey is now closed. We hope to collate […]

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


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


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