AFLMA Newsletter #11  ::  12 June 2002



The Newsletter of AFLMA Inc, the AFL Members Association.


In this issue:

1) Club Member Forums

2) Media Watch

3) AFLMA Game of the Round

4) Contact details





In recent weeks the AFLMA have been approaching a number of clubs in order

to discuss issues related to AFL Members with Club Support packages. And we

have news for Carlton and Melbourne fans.


The Carlton Football Club has issued an invitation for AFL Members with

Carlton Club Support Membership Packages to join a focus group to address

specific issues relating to your membership.


The purpose of the group is to workshop issues of concern and provide

ideas and possible solutions to problems that currently exist with the

Carlton Club Support AFL Membership Package. All issues are on the table

including ticketing, reserved seating at MCG, Colonial and Optus and other

available benefits.


It is expected that this group will meet every 4 to 6 weeks for the

remainder of this football season.


The Carlton Football Club has asked that the AFL Members Association

provide 3 or 4 volunteers for this group. Subsequently the AFLMA would

like to offer the opportunity to any AFL Member with Carlton Club Support

package to take part in this focus group. This is an opportunity for

ordinary members to have a real say in the how their memberships are

structured and developed.


Any Carlton Club Support member wanting to find out about the group should

contact Michael Agrotis, AFLMA President, at mailto:michaela@aflma.com.


Melbourne fans may be aware that their club have formed a MFC Members'

Forum and that AFL Member Steve Corden is a member of the 20 person group.

Steve can be contacted by email at mailto:afl@demons.com.au. Anyone

wishing to find out more about the Forum should check out the URL:



The AFLMA congratulates both the Carlton and Melbourne Football Clubs on

these initiatives.





On Saturday 8 June the AFLMA's Media Spokesperson Michael O'Brien appeared

on the 774 ABC Melbourne show 'When Saturday Comes' (hosted by Francis

Leach). Michael commented on the proposed 24 Round Season and the effect

on AFL Members. As the AFL membership provides entry to 30 home & away

games and we would be losing entry to the pre-season competition, the

AFLMA believes that a 24 Round Season should not result in an increase in

the annual membership fees.


We remind you that the 'In the Press' section of our website www.aflma.com

carries links to newspaper articles that discuss the AFL Membership and

AFLMA related issues.





We trust you've all been voting in the AFLMA Game of the Round.


To register your vote go to http://www.aflma.com/aflmagoty.htm


Recent winners of the AFLMA Game of the Round have been:

Rd. 10 - Kangaroos def. Essendon

Rd.  9 - Essendon def. Sydney

Rd.  8 - Collingwood def. Brisbane


At the end of the season, all AFL Members will have the chance to vote

for the AFLMA Game of the Year from the 22 nominated Games of the Round.

A perpetual trophy is to be awarded to the two teams who played in the

AFLMA Game of the Year.


We believe that AFL Members are ideally suited to issue the award for the

Best Game of the Year. The membership isn't limited to supporters of any

one team and extends to those without specific club allegience. We are a

group of people who are among the most passionate supporters around who

appreciate good football.





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