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

Is the game at the crossroads? Do the rules need changing? Ron Issko puts forward his ideas.

Watching footy

Much of Round 23 is now a farce for fans, with Fremantle and North Melbourne resting 20 players between them in the lead-up to the finals, the AFL Fans Association said today. Fans who booked expensive seats for Richmond-North Melbourne and Port Adelaide-Fremantle will now see second-rate matches. North’s decision […]

“Player management” is not in the spirit of football

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