baselinepanther wrote: ↑Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:13 pm
Fred wrote: ↑Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:35 pm
Why is tv the only metric that seems to matter. Australian Rules is very popular in new and qld... not the most popular I agree but it’s not exactly a minow. It has very large participation numbers, they have lots of team and lots of leagues... there is clearly a large presence... and it is growing.
you call 70K people watching a game out of 14 million ... very popular ??
its as popular as barf in your pool
a turd on yr toilet floor up here.
Very large participation numbers compared to what ? League.. nope .. touchfootball.. nope.. oztag .. nope
Cricket.. nope.. soccer .. nope
union ... its still behind this all but dead sport.
you keep bleating but provide no numbers & its really all just in your deluded mind. It is not played by large numbers & even if it is
soccer is the example of playing numbers meaning absolutely ...... nothing
huge numbers of players , but in reality as popular as a hemorrhoid when it comes to how people want to be entertained by a sport.
derpball falls into the same category
so says Peter Rabbit
do I need to post again for you crapper the list of teams playing afl in QLD and NSW - the number of leagues etc. Seriously. It is played in significantly large numbers and getting larger. I could post the figures listed by the AFL but you'd say they were fudged or something - even though they break them down into categories.
Anyway - some reading - you will be even more fearful after you read this lol.
https://www.aflq.com.au/wp-content/uplo ... -FINAL.pdf
Total participation has grown by 54% since 2014, with female participation experiencing growth of 331% over the last five seasons. Female participants now account for 42% of total participation (2019 season). This level of growth is the result of targeted investment provided by AFL Queensland to grow the game across the state.
Total participation consists of club, Auskick and school competitions and programs. Of these participation categories, engagement in school competitions and programs comprises the majority of participant numbers, with 77% of total participation occurring within schools in 2019 (212,815).
School competitions and programs provide an introduction to AFL for many students and drives conversion into club participation.
Outside of school competitions and programs, participation in 2019 consisted of club competitions accounting for 11.5% (31,841), Auskick 10.5% (29,331) and AFL 9s 1% (3,708) of total participation.
CLUB / AUSKICK PARTICIPATION
For the purpose of this Plan, the planning focus is on facilities for club competition, Auskick and AFL 9s participation categories, as these formats generally require the use of public sporting infrastructure. In these participation formats, there has been strong growth across the board, with
participation increasing by 16% between 2014-2019. This growth trend has been reflected in male/female and junior/senior cohorts, with male participation up by 6.6%, female participation up by 48%, junior participation (5-19 year old's) up by 5.9% and senior participation (20-39 year old's) up by 52%. While South East Queensland has experienced significant growth across all participation segments, Regional Queensland has experienced lower levels of growth in traditional participation segments (male 3.1%, junior 1.1%) and high growth in emerging participation segments (female 44.4%, senior 59.6%).
That should get your juices flowing lol.