WOMENS AFL & NRL

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The Suns were really really bad. The ball movement by Brisbane was pretty good...skill and game awareness from them was vastly improved.

Re: invisible...plenty of press in the papers .. a page or maybe 2 lift out on the lions on the weekend for starters. Plenty on the suns also on gc. Nothing great but more than nothing I guess.


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Fred wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:58 pm The Suns were really really bad. The ball movement by Brisbane was pretty good...skill and game awareness from them was vastly improved.

Re: invisible...plenty of press in the papers .. a page or maybe 2 lift out on the lions on the weekend for starters. Plenty on the suns also on gc. Nothing great but more than nothing I guess.
Just checked the Courrier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin. They had fair coverages. The Sydney Tele had a tiny GWS blurb tucked away next to the classifed ads. I couldn't find anything pre or post game in the Herald. That's as close to invisible you can get.


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Well maybe in Sydney but as you point out... not in Brisbane or mr Gold Coast as you confirmed. Also on the news as well. But afl i suspect is far more engrained here I guess than in sydney.


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Fred wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:50 pm Well maybe in Sydney but as you point out... not in Brisbane or mr Gold Coast as you confirmed. Also on the news as well. But afl i suspect is far more engrained here I guess than in sydney.
Maybe Freddo. But when I said a fair coverage in Brissy and GC that's what I meant. Fair......ish!! Not big. And certainly not a 2 page spread that you stated.

The main point is that Sydney is the biggest & most influential city in the land. And the AFLW coverage has really tanked here this year. Not good signs. Add that to the Ginats & Swans slipping down the mens ladder means the fumbling game is struggling in the jewel of the nation!!!


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Well i was reading the paper having my smashed Avo and coffee with the Mrs and I am pretty sure there was a spread in the paper about the Lions and their prep for 2020 - had a photo of two of the players on the bus looking back - add to that a few other articles here and there and it is hardly invisible here on the GC any. Is it getting the press that maybe the NRL is getting in the off season - No! but would't expect it to. But would it get far more press than say WNRL in Melbourne - definitely -I'm guessing Melbourne do not have a side even which says a lot of the two comps.

But agree- it needs penetration in Sydney at the "elite" level - but the grassroots - and that is the area I think is most important - is going well and growing. Compare that to RL in Melbourne and suburbs as a comparison. I think women was one of the highest growth areas for participation for Aussie Rules up here - how was it last year in Sydney?


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Fred wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:25 am Well i was reading the paper having my smashed Avo and coffee with the Mrs and I am pretty sure there was a spread in the paper about the Lions and their prep for 2020 - had a photo of two of the players on the bus looking back - add to that a few other articles here and there and it is hardly invisible here on the GC any. Is it getting the press that maybe the NRL is getting in the off season - No! but would't expect it to. But would it get far more press than say WNRL in Melbourne - definitely -I'm guessing Melbourne do not have a side even which says a lot of the two comps.

But agree- it needs penetration in Sydney at the "elite" level - but the grassroots - and that is the area I think is most important - is going well and growing. Compare that to RL in Melbourne and suburbs as a comparison. I think women was one of the highest growth areas for participation for Aussie Rules up here - how was it last year in Sydney?
Freddy, every intelligent person knows the AFL's grassroots claims Vs reality are somewhat removed. In any case grassroots numbers have been proven to not to be an indicator of overall popularity. If it was soccer would be the overwhelming number 1 sport in the country. It ain't!!!!! It's not even close.
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i think the women's game is getting slightly better in terms of skill..

but in regards to publicity and tv figures, it has dropped i think in all states..
this is with non stop expansion in women's. comp


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