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GcSunsfan

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Feb 17, 2013
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Tell me more please.
The Qld Government will be paying for some of the cost associated with the AFL Hub on the Gold Coast and in return some of the big name players from the 4 interstate club will pretty much become paid ambassadors and will be promoting the Gold Coast on all their social media feeds
 

The Victorian

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Oct 23, 2018
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The Qld Government will be paying for some of the cost associated with the AFL Hub on the Gold Coast and in return some of the big name players from the 4 interstate club will pretty much become paid ambassadors and will be promoting the Gold Coast on all their social media feeds
Shouldn’t the Suns players to do that too? It would make sense to have local players as ambassadors
 

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briztoon

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Nov 28, 2015
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Shouldn’t the Suns players to do that too? It would make sense to have local players as ambassadors
Their job is to sell the Gold Coast to South Australians and West Australians as a tourist and holiday destination when the state borders open back up for local tourism.
 

Jen2310

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Aug 21, 2018
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Mayor Tom Tate, who said the cost of the deal was “very little” and would not reveal the obligations on the AFL to promote the city, estimated the agreement was worth about $5 million to the Gold Coast.

“Viewers in Victoria will be marvelling at our weather. It is the best promotion,” Cr Tate said. “I can see (them) in their days not training, getting out playing golf, going to the surf. I am pretty sure their social media will show how good it is on the Gold Coast.

“The media down south is already talking about this quite extensively.

“They say why the Gold Coast, I say why not, it is the best place in Australia should you have to isolate.
“The Gold Coast and the AFL brand are among the most positive branding in Australia. It will have a multiplying effect and we will leverage off each other.”

Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista agreed the real benefit for the city would come from players’ time off the field.

“At the moment Instagram traffic is among the biggest areas of potential from this arrangement,” Ms Battista said.

“Some of the top players have followings of up to six figures, and social media is highly persuasive when it comes to engaging and promoting the Gold Coast.

“The media coverage is also a fantastic branding exercise.”

Ms Battista said the real driver of economic activity would come when games reopen to the public.

“In terms of actual direct economic impact, the challenge is for games to be open to attendance,” she said.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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Nov 23, 2019
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Wonder how many vic teams will fly up to face us on the gc?

Wonder if Collingwood will fly up to the Gold Coast to play west coast on a Sunday afternoon who have been based there for 3 weeks...
 

Jen2310

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Aug 21, 2018
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Wonder how many vic teams will fly up to face us on the gc?

Wonder if Collingwood will fly up to the Gold Coast to play west coast on a Sunday afternoon who have been based there for 3 weeks...
Don't see why not, if the fixture pans out that way.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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Nov 23, 2019
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It’s ridiculous trying the make this ‘fair’
There is zero possibility it could be fair.
Honestly.
Why couldn’t we do (home teams first) as below. Took 10 mins

Rd 2:
Gc vs Adelaide @ ms
BL vs WC @ gabba
Freo vs PA @ Gabba
Syd vs gws scg
Melbourne teams play each other

rd 3
BL vs gc @ gabba
wc Vs Adelaide @ Gabba
Syd vs freo scg
Gws vs PA ss
Melbourne teams play each other

r4
Gc vs wc @ ms
Freo vs Adelaide @ gabba
PA vs syd @ ms
Gws vs BL @ ss
Melbourne teams play each other

rd 5
Syd vs. gc @ scg
BL vs. freo @ gabba
Adel vs. gws @ ms
Wc vs pa @ ms
Melbourne teams play each other

rd 6
BL vs. pa gabba
Gc vs. freo ms
Syd vs adel @ scg
Gws vs. wc @ ss
Melbourne teams play each other

Start to run into problems beyond here. Given port cant play itself, us, adelaide. Need to spread to melb or double up games or play the wa and sa derbies in qld.


Gc play 3/5 home games (4/6 to start the year)
Bl play 4/5 home games (4/6 to start the year)
Syd play 3/5 home games
Gws play 3/5 home games
Free play 2 neutral ‘home’ games and 3 true away games
Wc play 2 neutral ‘home’ games and 3 true away games
Adel - 3 neutral games 1 ‘home’ 2 ‘away’, 2
true away game
Pa - 3 neutral games 1 ‘home’ 2 ‘away’ 2 true away games
 

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