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- The 2016 financial report for GCFC Limited, obtained by The Australian Financial Review, shows the club made a $2.9 million loss in 2016, a season in which it finished 15th on the ladder with just six wins. 2016 saw average crowds at its Metricon Stadium fall to about 11,500 per game and membership also dropped about 8 per cent.
- THE AFL Women’s competition could be in for “aggressive” growth in 2019, according to league boss Gillon McLachlan.
- SUBURBAN clubs are capitalising on the success of the national women’s competition, with AFL Victoria forecasting over 100 new female teams will take the field in 2017.
- The Western Bulldogs have announced a three-year renewal with Mission Foods. The multi-million dollar agreement will see the tortilla, flatbread and corn flour producer continue as the lead sponsor of the Australian Football League (AFL) side until at least the end of the 2020 season. The company’s branding will appear on the team’s playing guernseys and on pitchside advertising hoardings at Bulldogs home games.
- Port Adelaide have secured sponsorship from property group Greaton. The Chinese-backed developer, which is currently working on AUS$1.2 billion (US$913 million) worth of building projects in Adelaide and Sydney, will become a premium sponsor of the Australian rules football club alongside Cathay Pacific, RAA and Bank SA. The financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed.
- VicHealth and Cummins&Partners have launched a new integrated campaign to encourage Victorians to support gender equality in sport. The campaign features Darcy Vescio.
- The Coffee Club will be sponsor the Lions coaches with their branding appearing on the coach’s apparel, coach’s box, media backdrop and in stadium.