Actually the opposite- Penrith has expanded its "territory", to the adjoining Central West.So they managed to boost numbers in a regional area without putting a team there?[Incorrect. Penrith joined their neighbours- & put a "team"etc. there]
The Roar is complete garbage. Exist only to get hits for wannabe sports writers and seems to rely on crap code war articles for relevance. it should ditch AFL altogether.This 25.6.20 article from a The Roar "Guru" M. Scafe argues convincingly that in Sydney, on important metrics, the AFL & GR AF is making much more progress there than GR RL & the NRL. There is some good engagement between Scarfe, & those he directly responds to in the Comments' Section.
An editor wrote the clickbait heading, which is misleading. RL leads on all current metrics in Sydney on raw nos., apart from having fewer GR female contact RL players, cf GR female AF players. However, in Sydney's NS, ES, & inner WS, GR AF regd. comp. nos. surpass GR RL contact nos.
Scafe has written about many different sports, & is interested in sports' media, broadcasting, & the business of sport.
The popular and correct perception is that Sydney is and always will be a rugby league heartland. That may well have been the case when the game was bought here after the split from rugby union at the turn of the last century. Rugby league has a rich history in the Harbour City that cannot […]www.theroar.com.au
Anybody good at maps - Would like to see the Sydney areas designated above as having good AR development shown on a overall Sydney map so we can get context. Anybody ???.The Roar is complete garbage. Exist only to get hits for wannabe sports writers and seems to rely on crap code war articles for relevance. it should ditch AFL altogether.
Have a crack yourself, google earth pro is a free download. Use the ruler function, select polygon, zoom in on Sydney and start drawing. No skill involved.Anybody good at maps - Would like to see the Sydney areas designated above as having good AR development shown on a overall Sydney map so we can get context. Anybody ???.
Melbourne Footy Club have theirs hidden under the Bentleigh ClubThe Age 29.10.18
Only 7 clubs in the AFL have pokies now- HFC, EFC, Carlton, RFC, & StK FC; & Brisbane & Port. R. Goyder has said it is AFL preference that all AFL Clubs divest themselves of this vlie revenue.
Yes, the article is an abbreviated historical recap.He really doesnt
Checked out the Forest AFL site. There are 74 grounds across Sydney ????? that are deemed suitable for Wet Weather Football on that website.1. Forrest JFC ( in Frenchs Forrest, in Sydney's NS) has U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 girls' teams.
In its website, it states
"Girls in the Forrest...have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor, at an exciting time...with a clear pathway to a national competition (AFLW- my words & emphasis) for any girls that want to take their sport as far as possible".
Female club & school AF in Sydney's NS, ES, & inner WS is booming; & to a lesser extent in the WS, on a much smaller base (However, the Inner WS Clubs, even Magpies based in Croydon Park 10kms SW of CBD, are playing in the Swans-affiliated Sydney Harbour JFL- not the Giants WS jnr comp.).
Many clubs playing in the Sydney Harbour JFL express similar comments on their websites etc about the crucial importance of the AFLW, & female pathways.
Even though the Swans do not have its own AFL team, female AF is still booming in the Swans' zone.
Based on the experience in other parts of Australia, when the Swans do obtain their own AFLW team, it is virtually certain female GR AF in their Sydney zone will be further turbocharged. Local rolemodels8
For many areas of the NS & ES, it is too onerous to travel to the WS, where the Giants AFLW team & elite female snr training etc. is based.
Whilst the Swan have established jnr female Academies, even though they are having some difficulties with their facilities, when the AFLW next expands beyond 14 teams, Sydney should be the next to join (almost certainly before 2024).
Female AF GR growth in Australia would be most benefitted by Sydney having the next team- Vic. already has 8 AFLW teams.
2. Qld., in 2016, had more regd. female AF players than Vic- amazing for a RL state. From the AFLW's birth in 2017, Vic. has surpassed Qld., which is now 2nd biggest in Australia.
The link below is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series ("Women Made This Happen") which attempts, in great detail, to explain this extraordinary female phenomenon.
I am including it here, since many of the strategies expounded on would be equally beneficial for the growth of female AF in NSW & the ACT. I assume these strategies are being replicated, notwithstanding there is no AFLW team in the Swans' zone- by far the stronghold for AF in Sydney.
(See my post#368)1. "Although rugby league still rules the roost in Qld. & NSW, the AFL is making up ground. There were 383,000 fans who tuned into the AFL Grand Final in Brisbane- the highest audience since 2004" (when Brisbane were last in the GF). "The overall Qld. average audience was 523,000,up 22% on last...www.bigfooty.com
1. Yes, there are other AF ovals in Sydney that are not suitable for wet weather AF matches. There are other AF ovals not included in the list below of 74 Sydney AF wet weather-designated ovals.There are 74 grounds across Sydney ????? that are deemed suitable for Wet Weather Football on that website.
Does that mean there are other grounds available suitable for dry weather football only as well. If so that would that mean that new found doors are being opened up there to our game.