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Industry News – Weekend Update – Sunday, June 25th, 2017

AFL THURSDAY night football has proven a ratings winner for Channel Seven, with an average of 731,000 free-to-air viewers switching on to its seven games in the timeslot this season. The delicate art sports sponsorships: AFL star Matthew Pavlich on the balancing act RICHMOND and Greater Western Sydney are pushing to…

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Industry News – Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

NRL Origin 2 Attendance: 82,259 (officially sold out by 5pm) Fans and viewers at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium for State of Origin will have seen the latest in digital signage as the NRL partners with provider Techfront to roll out LED displays around the ground. Along with displaying advertising to the…


The 2017-2022 AFL Players CBA finalised

The AFL and the AFLPA announced on June 20th that a new six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will deliver to players a package of $1.84 billion, inclusive of player wages, investments in player development, the Player Retirement Scheme, injury and hardship support, marketing activities and past players. Total Player Payments…


Industry News – Monday June 19th, 2017

AFL BRISBANE are in negotiations with the Tasmanian Government to sell a home AFLW game next season. The Lions stand to reap $100,000 from the deal which would see a game shifted from Brendale to York Park in Launceston. The Tasmanian Government sees the deal with Brisbane as a way…











Industry News – Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

AFL THE AFL has shut down plans for immediate expansion of its national women’s league, but has foreshadowed at least two teams will be added in 2019. The five clubs who unsuccessfully sought a licence last year will receive “priority weighting” when the AFL considers additions to the foundation eight-team…




Industry News – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

AFL Key figures from Australia’s eSports industry have welcomed the AFL’s proposed move into the $1.2 billion competitive video gaming scene, while a leading gamer insists the pursuit is physically and mentally draining. PORT Adelaide president David Koch is convinced the Power will play an AFL game in China for…


Industry News – Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

AFL THE state government is still considering the case to back the AFL’s mooted $300 million redevelopment of Etihad Stadium and surrounds. The State Government taskforce is also assessing Collingwood president Eddie McGuire’s dream for a 60,000-seat stadium to be built next to the MCG. Sources said the taskforce could…