AFL Gippsland TV arrives

Gippsland football will have a wider reach than ever, with the arrival of AFL Gippsland TV.

The new website was launched this week, in time for the start of the Gippsland League finals series and North Gippsland Football Netball League semi-finals.

The site includes separate TV portals for the two participating member leagues.

This year’s senior second semi-finals and preliminary finals, as well as every game from grand final day of both leagues, will be hosted on the new website.

If successful, AFL Gippsland will consider extending the coverage to next year’s home-and-away season.

AFL Gippsland TV follows hot on the heels of portals for leading football leagues in the Barwon and Goldfields regions.

Northern Football League matches attract an average of 231 views, with its Top 5 Plays of the Week segment attracting more than 8000 views per week.

“We see this as a great opportunity to engage fans and people interested in watching games online and those that might not be able to get to games,” AFL Gippsland region general manager Travis Switzer said.