Press Releases

Most fans want the AFL Grand Final played in the afternoon AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” The AFL Fans Association has thanked the AFL for keeping the Grand Final in its afternoon timeslot but expressed disappointment that the possibility of a twilight or night game continues […]

Media Release – Grand Final Time

25 September 2016 Most Bulldogs members will miss their team’s first Grand Final since 1961 while anyone with the cash can buy AFL corporate packages costing up to $2640, the AFL Fans Association says. Each competing Grand Final team only gets 15,000 tickets allocated by the AFL for its members, […]

Dogs’ dilemma highlights unfair Grand Final ticket system

The AFL has announced it is preparing the 2017 draw and has asked clubs to submit fixture requests. has reported that the consultation process will involve clubs, broadcast partners, players and venues. While “fan engagement” will be considered as part of the process, AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman […]

Fans should be consulted on 2017 fixture

Some AFL clubs are doing well to engage fans with bonus deals and cheap memberships and game tickets, the AFL Fans Association said today. An AFLFA survey found Richmond and Brisbane have the cheapest junior memberships at just $45, while Essendon has the cheapest adult 11 game home membership at […]

Some clubs kicking goals with fan engagement

Most fans have given the AFL’s new “golden score” to decide a Grand Final a big thumbs down. The AFL yesterday scrapped Grand Final draws and says if scores are level after the final siren, two five-minute “halves” with time-on will be played. “If the scores are still tied at […]

Grand Final “Golden Score” misses the point

An AFL Fans Association review of ticket prices has found some have more than doubled since 2013. Variable pricing In 2013 before variable pricing, which started in 2014, the dearest MCG reserved seat was $48. It is now $70 for some games, up 46 per cent, and in some cases […]

Some home and away AFL ticket prices have doubled since ...

Essendon fans face a bleak 2016 following the suspension of 34 past and present players, the AFL Fans Association says. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this morning revealed it had upheld the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appeal. The Essendon players involved have been suspended for the 2016 season. […]

Essendon fans set for a tough year

A Round 23 bye to prevent teams resting half their players has been welcomed by the AFL Fans Association, which says the 2016 AFL draw will please most fans depending on who they support and where they live. All clubs will have a bye after Round 23 after Fremantle and […]

2016 AFL fixture a mixed bag for fans

The first AFL Fans Association Awards recognised a range of people and initiatives that helped make the 2015 season enjoyable for fans, as well as the fans themselves. AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman “We are thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural awards. The highlight is really the […]

Diehards recognised in first AFLFA awards

The AFL Fans Association wants the AFL to use some of its newfound wealth from the TV rights deal to “buy back” Grand Final tickets for competing club members who now miss out. It is also calling on the AFL to put more money into grassroots footy and Auskick. AFL […]

Broadcast deal cash should help grassroots fans

Halfway through the “Year of the Fan” things have improved but there is still a long way to go, the AFL Fans Association says. Kick-to-kick, cheaper food at the MCG and on Sundays at Etihad Stadium, better scheduling and free Sunday admission for kids in Melbourne have been big hits. […]

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