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Canberra Pear

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Nov 26, 2016
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Even if you double it to 44% which is close to Perth, it would still only be 200,000. So still at the very low end.
I emailed Hunter Fujak to get the data for Canberra.

Coincidentally, the survey suggested 44% in the ACT were interested in AFL.

He stressed the sample size in Canberra wasn't big and it shouldn't be taken as gospel, but it still puts Canberra towards Perth and far above any other city north of the Barassi Line.

For comparison, 41% surveyed in the ACT has an interest in league, 30% had an interest in union and 10% in soccer. Pretty impressive to still get more league or union without any local team. Shows Canberra would likely be an easier job to get started than GWS and Gold Coast were.
 

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Canberra Pear

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Canberra, ACT
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Unless the AFL manages to strongarm a team down there, it looks like Tasmania will be getting a 19th licence in the next decade.

In the past century, the competition hasn't gone longer than four years with odd teams, so you'd think the AFL would have a 20th team in their periphery, too.

Gutwein has indicated he'd be happy with a 2026-2030 timeline for Tasmania. If Tassie entered in 2030, Canberra could enter in 2031 and give GWS enough time to pivot markets.
 

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