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The popularity of AFL in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory continues to rise with AFL NSW/ACT today announcing Club participation grew 8.2%. This comes off the back of a phenomenal 78% increase in the number of female participants playing in registered Club football competitions across the state and territory.

Overall, participation in AFL competitions and programs across the region grew 7.3% in 2017 to over 250,000 participants. This makes the AFL community in New South Wales and the ACT, Australia’s third largest participation base in the country behind Victoria and Western Australia.

AFL NSW/ACT continues to see rapid growth in the AFL 9s product with a 30% increase in participation in AFL’s official modified, non-contact version of AFL. The fun, fast, free-flowing football is played with nine players per side on a smaller ground.

NAB AFL Auskick growth remains steady with over 66,000 Auskickers taking the field this year, representing a 9.3% increase on 2016 with key markets such as Greater Western Sydney seeing double-digit growth in the AFL’s marquee kids participatory offering.

Overall participation in AFL competitions and programs nationwide grew to an impressive 1.55M participants across the country in 2017.

Key AFL NSW/ACT participation statistics for 2017:

· 8.2% growth in Club football in NSW/ACT – the highest growth rate in the country

· 78% growth in Female Club football participation

· 30.4% growth in AFL 9’s participation

· 7.3% overall participation growth to 254,812 participants (vs. 237,549 in 2016)

· 9.3% growth in NAB AFL Auskick
 
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The_Wookie does all that mean 697k girls, boys, women and men are registered/participated in a competitive game of footy for points or a trophy at the end of a season for the team they represented? And that 300k was at school footy and the other 397k elsewhere which I assume means club footy?
 

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The_Wookie does all that mean 697k girls, boys, women and men are registered/participated in a competitive game of footy for points or a trophy at the end of a season for the team they represented? And that 300k was at school footy and the other 397k elsewhere which I assume means club footy?
I believe so
 

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Australian Football participation in Queensland and the Northern Rivers (NSW) has topped 250,000 for the first time, census figures released today by the AFL confirm.

Overall participation across all levels of the game jumped 10.21 per cent to a record 252,624 in 2017, in line with the national increase of 10.2 per cent.

AFL Queensland CEO Dean Warren welcomed the results, which showed significant spikes in key program and competition areas.

“Clubs are the key to connecting our game to local communities and to experience over six per cent growth across all age-groups is a great result for our leagues, clubs and volunteers,” said Mr Warren.

“Helping community clubs attract boys and girls to our game has been a priority for our staff in 2017, so to see take-up of our Roy’s Junior Football and Superstars Football our Under 6 Bridge Program increase by 57 per cent is phenomenal.”

Female participation also contributed to Queensland’s strong showing in 2017, with 100,00 women and girls engaging in programs and competitions and 70 new female teams formed.

“The introduction of the NAB AFL Women’s competition and success of the inaugural Brisbane Lions AFLW team is inspiring a new generation of girls and women who can now aspire to play at the highest level,” said Mr Warren.

Other highlights from today’s release include the growth of the state-wide AFL Queensland Schools Cup, now in its second year.

“Team registration went from 419 to 521, this year which is a real testament to the quality of the competition and the interest from the schools,” Mr Warren said.

There were also increases in NAB AFL Auskick and AFL9s, as well as growth in umpiring and coaching numbers.

“AFL Queensland is extremely grateful to our entire football community for helping us achieve such extraordinary results,” said Mr Warren.

2017 Queensland & Northern Rivers Participation Highlights

  • Overall participants – 252,624 (up 10.21 per cent)
  • Community club participants – 29,525 (up 6.2 per cent)
  • Senior community club participants – 8,045 (up 11.27 per cent)
  • AFL Queensland Schools Cup teams – 521 (up 102 teams)
  • Schools program participants – 144,173 (up 18.35%)
  • Roy’s Junior Footy & Superstars Under 6 Match Program participants – 1632 (up 57 per cent)
  • A 10.47 per cent growth in AFL9s
  • Accredited umpires – 1,234
  • Accredited coaches – 1,125
Female Participation

  • Total female participants – 100,841 (up 16 per cent)
  • New female community club teams – 70 (up 39 per cent)
  • Females now account for 39.9 per cent of all Queensland and Northern Rivers participants
  • Female NAB AFL Auskick participants – 8,526 (up four per cent)
 

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SANFL MEDIA RELEASE
http://sanfl.com.au/aussie-rules-sa-participation-grows/

South Australia has once again reinforced its status as a heartland of Australian Rules football, with latest participation figures showing continued strong growth across all levels of the game.

The national 2017 Participation Results released today by the AFL contain a number of highlights for South Australia, including:

  • Overall participation of 174,000, an increase of more than 15% over the previous year;
  • A 5.2% growth in the number of players registered with clubs in SA, with the total number topping 50,000 for the first time;
  • A 53% increase in female participation at club level with a 22% increase girls involved in Auskick; and
  • A 23% jump in the number participating in school programs to 102,548.
Critically, the total number of players registered in all club and school competitions grew almost five per-cent to 61,306.
 

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Still think the school numbers should not be counted, anyone playing club footy is certainly playing school as well so it’s just a double count.
Good numbers overall though.
 
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Still think the school numbers should not be counted, anyone playing club footy is certainly[NOT NECESSARILY] playing school as well so it’s just a double count.
Good numbers overall though.
In Vic., & I suspect in other States, some Private Schools play on Saturdays . From U16, many don't double up, as they are too sore; or want to devote more time to studies, so drop their Club sides (who always play on Sundays). Also, many private schools ban their students from playing AF for Club sides.

There is doubling up of stats nos. with school & Club -but all codes do this, so I don't think the AFL should desist. None of the codes "cross reference"their regd. playing nos. across the school/Club etc. comps. -they want their nos. to be inflated for govt grants/prestige etc.

The BIGGEST beneficiary of double counting/triple counting of regd. playing nos. is soccer -as soccer is now played in nearly EVERY secondary school, & many PS's, around Aust. (whereas AF is still underrepresented in Qld. & NSW). Female soccer is also huge in nearly all Secondary Schools.

Due to the major decline in male teachers in Primary Schools all over Aust., AF in Primary Schools in Vic., WA. SA. Tas., & NT is under some pressure -so much easier for female teachers to push/coach/umpire the SAFER & SIMPLER game of soccer.

Thus the FFA regd. nos. could be triple or even quadruple counted -club, school team comp., futsal, school phys. ed/Recreation Sport program, Club & Private Org. training programs.

The % of kids in single parent families today is c.23%, nearly always with the mother having custody -in 1970, it was c.5%. This is definitely hurting AF culture, & regd. playing nos. It is usually fathers who push AF the most.
Also, some fathers, when they have custody on weekends, don't want to lose the "rare time one-on-one"with their child; and/or have custody of more than 1 child: so Club football is sacrificed. Additionally, this scenario often means adult males can't themselves play AF -as they have custody of their children only on weekends/every second week, so adult Club football is sacrificed.
 
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In Vic., & I suspect in other States, some Private Schools play on Saturdays . From U16, many don't double up, as they are too sore; or want to devote more time to studies, so drop their Club sides (who always play on Sundays).

There is doubling up of stats nos. with school & Club -but all codes do this, so I don't think the AFL should desist. None of the codes "cross reference"their regd. playing nos. across the school/Club etc. comps. -they want their nos. to be inflated for govt grants/prestige etc.

The BIGGEST beneficiary of double counting/triple counting of regd. playing nos. is soccer -since soccer is now played in nearly EVERY secondary school around Aust. (whereas AF is still underrepresented in Qld. & NSW). Female soccer is also huge in nearly all Secondary Schools around Aust.

Due to the major decline in male teachers in Primary Schools all over Aust., AF in Primary Schools in Vic., WA. SA. Tas., & NT is under some pressure -so much easier for female teachers to push/coach/umpire the SAFER & SIMPLER game of soccer.

Thus the FFA regd. nos. could be triple or even quadruple counted -club, school team comp., futsal, school phys. ed/Recreation Sport program, Club & Private Org. training programs.

The % of kids in single parent families today is c.23%, nearly always with the mother having custody -in 1970, it was c.5%. This is definitely hurting AF culture, & regd. playing nos. It is usually fathers who push AF the most.
Also, some fathers, when they have custody on weekends, don't want to lose the "rare time one-on-one"with their child; and/or have custody of more than 1 child: so Club football is sacrificed. Additionally, this scenario often means adult males can't themselves play AF -as they have custody of their children only on weekends/every second week, so adult Club football is sacrificed.
Just because others double count or triple count it doesn’t matter.
It just makes the whole document a pile of lies. They are not real numbers if that is what they are doing.
Why not just tell us the truth.
 

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Still think the school numbers should not be counted, anyone playing club footy is certainly playing school as well so it’s just a double count.
Good numbers overall though.
My boys play club footy but different sports for school, and that's not uncommon at our club (partly because the club puts a lot of work in to keeping them even when they want to give others sports at school a go)
 

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Just because others double count or triple count it doesn’t matter.
It just makes the whole document a pile of lies. They are not real numbers if that is what they are doing.
Why not just tell us the truth.
Exactly. Participation numbers are always a joke and you can take SFA out of them when they start counting "programs".
All sports are as bad as each other.
 

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Exactly. Participation numbers are always a joke and you can take SFA out of them when they start counting "programs".
All sports are as bad as each other.
To be fair though the AFL provides a pretty comprehensive breakdown. If they are double counting is probably just a likely that they lack the information to not doing so even if they wanted to. The headline figure is questionable but there is no reason not take the dissagregated figures at face value. The reported numbers of club registration plus Auskick and 9s (~600K) is less than what emerges from the Ausplay survey
 
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