Press Releases

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. […]

Hits and misses of season 2015 so far…

Replacing AFL banners with gimmicks such as inflatable sausages and blow-up lions as part of the so-called ‘match day experience’ is putting many fans off, the AFL Fans Association said today. The Brisbane Lions will today replace the usual banner with a blow-up ‘Brion the Lion’ for its home game […]

Blow-up ‘Brion the Lion’ flops with most fans

The AFL Fans Association is working to appoint an AFLFA representative in every state and territory. Formed in Melbourne in 2013, the AFLFA aims to represent the interests of supporters nationally. As a voluntary organisation, the AFLFA hopes to have a co-ordinator on the ground in each state and territory […]

AFL Fans Association moves to cover all states and territories

Below is a press release from the AFL Fans Association on this year’s AFL ticketing system, which retains some of the worst elements of variable pricing and makes some tickets even more expensive than last year, despite hefty increases in 2014. With clubs setting their own prices, fans will pay […]

Variable pricing: fans to pay more – in the Year ...

Cheaper food at the MCG is a big win for fans who took on the AFL last year about ticket and food prices, AFL Fans Association president Gerry Eeman said today. The MCG has announced significant reductions to food prices for the 2015 AFL season, which the AFLFA has welcomed. […]

Cheaper food prices a big win for fans

A poor Round 1 that saw crowds down by a third on 2013 shows that the AFL has lost touch with grassroots fans, the AFL Fans Association says. And not having the MCG was only partly to blame. In 2013, 365,867 people attended Round 1. This fell to 245,301 in […]

Dismal round 1: Fans vote with their feet

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou’s legacy will be mixed, the AFL Fans Association said today. Mr Demetriou will stand down at the end of the year after 11 seasons as AFL CEO. AFLFA president Brian Clarke says while Mr Demetriou oversaw the expansion of the competition and will leave it […]

Andrew Demetriou will leave a mixed legacy