Participation report now released
AFL Gippsland recently released its participation report for 2021.
The report detailed the number of people involved in Gippsland football across a variety of age groups and roles.
Despite a second abandoned season in succession due to lockdowns and COVID restrictions, more than 6000 people played open age football last season, while more than 5500 participated in junior football (under the age of 17).
Although most leagues across Gippsland only managed to get 10 or so games in this season, crowd numbers remained healthy as supporters looked to get their footy fix once again.
The opening match of the North Gippsland Football-Netball League season between Yarram and Yallourn Yallourn North drew a finals-like crowd of more than 1000 people to Yarram.
On that day alone the Demons made $8920 on the gate, $8500 on the canteen, $9000 on the bar and $5000 in post-match meals and drinks.
With clubs set to recommence preseason training in coming weeks, all involved in local football will be hoping to finally get a clean run at things and a full season in 2022.
AFL GIPPSLAND PARTICIPATION REPORT 2021
Juniors (under 17): 5735
Auskick centres: 51
Coaches accredited: 456 male, 11 female