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


AFL FANS ASSOCIATION (AFLFA): “GIVING FOOTY FANS A VOICE” Clubs helping fans in tough times and the MCG buggy service are big hits in the AFL Fans Association mid-season ‘hits and misses’. But the AFLFA has taken aim at violent fans, abusive trolls, inconsistent umpiring, confusion over fan evictions, lack […]

Hits and Misses in 2019



The AFLFA welcomes articles and reflective pieces from fans regarding their experiences of going to the footy. We want to know what your thoughts are about the state of the game. Are fans’ interests and voices being heard? We particularly welcome articles from fans outside of Victoria. Possible themes for […]

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The footy landscape has changed significantly over the last 30 years. Many fans have witnessed the demise of the parochial passions of the VFL and the birth of the Australian Football League and the reframing of ‘sport’ as another kind of ‘entertainment’. Fans too have a changing relationship to the […]

Member Profile – Cathy Rubin


SEN Interview with AFL FA President Gerry Eeman. Mark Finey talks with Gerry about various matters relating to the fans’ stake in the game.

Interview with Gerry Eeman on SEN



Debby Palti, committee member of the AFL FA, has started the AFL FA podcast: Between the Posts. The podcast is available through Soundcloud here. Palti reflects on the offensive and unfortunate instances of social media trolling before interviewing two of womens’ Australian Rules pioneers: highly respected businesswoman and patron of […]

Between the Posts Podcast


AFLX: Is it just hoopla and razzle dazzle, and what does it say about the AFL’s aims?  The sports we play rarely stay the same for long. Rules and interpretations are changed as new technologies become available. Footy, of course, is not immune to change. Changes allowing for consulting video […]

AFLX – Interview with Ron Issko


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



Footy fans have put up with a lot over the years. Since the days of the footy Record’s Ampol Girl of the Week, Carlton’s Bluebirds and a North fan riding an elephant at Arden St, VFL/AFL types have hit us with some pretty zany ideas. More recently, we’ve had Hawthorn’s Power Ranger jumpers, […]

Footy, American Style


The advent of the third season of the AFLW has precipitated the usual debates about ‘quality’ and ‘standard’ of footy. The increase in number of teams – with Geelong and North Melbourne joining – has seen a broadening of the pool of players. Some come from basketball, netball and association […]

Good Times at the AFLW


The 2018 winners!
  Well done to our winners!   Female Fan of the Year – Colleen McKaye, Crows Supporters Group (cheer squad). Male Fan of the Year – Shaun Dux, The Demon Army. Supporter Group of the Year – The Demon Army (cheer squad).   About our winners: Female Fan of the […]

2018 AFLFA Fan Awards