Positive Spectator Behaviour in Finals

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whether it’s the AFL or community football, finals are an exciting time of the year for everyone.  A chance to celebrate our great game, whether we are players, coaches, umpires, volunteers or supporters.

Hundreds of thousands of players across community football have been striving for the right to compete in their 2011 local community finals.

Everyone, from coaches, players, umpires, volunteers, supporters and club members, have worked hard to get to the finals and everyone has a right to enjoy them.

Spreading the Word is a Respect and Responsibility initiative by the AFL and Victorian Government that focuses on social issues and celebrates the unique roles of the many people involved in all levels of Australian football.

This month’s Spreading the Word clip features AFL personalities such as Nathan Buckley, Brett Deledio and Jeff Gieschen as well as representatives from community football promoting positive spectator behaviour at all levels of our great game and making sure that we all have a good time at the football. 

At its core, footy is about having fun whether watching or playing our game. At finals time we expect to see the best out of players, and we want to see the best out of spectators too. If you want to show respect for your team, make sure your behaviour is a positive reflection on your club and the game.

Finals is also a time to celebrate the footy season as a whole so let’s make sure we end the season on a high and remember to be respectful to those around you and make the experience a positive one for all.

Our teams have put in a terrific effort throughout the entire season, and there is nothing better than heading down to your local footy club or to the MCG to get involved and support your team during the finals. 

Good luck to all who are involved in finals – may the most deserving team win!

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