In 1990, the national nature of the competition resulted in the name change to the Australian Football League (AFL).

[43] The national draft is the primary method of recruiting new players and has been used since 1986. Where else have they played AFL games?

The VFL and its top clubs were asserting their financial power to recruit top players from interstate.

Amid plans to move all Victorian teams out of the state after a spike in coronavirus cases, South Australia has said no thank you. Dustin Martin.

We'll let the numbers tell the story.

Also noteworthy is that the allegedly fledgling Greater Western Sydney has the second-oldest list and the reigning premier Western Bulldogs are only mid-range.
The event was mostly played on Tuesday nights, with night games at Norwood Oval in Adelaide, and all games were televised live in colour on Channel 9, which opened up unprecedented revenue streams from television rights and sponsorship opportunities for the sport. An Indigenous Team of the Century was also selected in 2005, featuring the best Aboriginal players of the previous 100 years from both the VFL/AFL and other state leagues. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. [61][62], Each year, each player in all 18 clubs wears a specially-commissioned artwork by an Indigenous artist on their guernsey.

Recruit Daniel Wells is Collingwood's sole player aged 30 or over.

The AFL also provides exclusive broadband content including streaming video for international fans via its website.
There are 18 teams in the Australian Football League (AFL), but due to teams sharing stadiums there are only nine AFL home venues.

In Round 7, there’s a prospect for 30,000 for Collingwood v Geelong in Perth and the prospect of a sellout for the derby on the Sunday.”. That is the good thing about the AFL teams moving out of Victoria, there can be crowds at the games. The international scholarship list gives AFL clubs the option of recruiting up to eight players from outside Australia (other than Ireland).

In 1980 and 1981, the first years after the NFL Night Series had ended, the AFC Night Series competition was at its largest, with all VFL, WAFL and SANFL clubs plus the four minor states teams (selected under residential qualification rather than state of origin qualification) competing for a total of 34 teams. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body, and is responsible for controlling the laws of the game.

There are grounds no longer in use that were once regular playing grounds, such as Wavery, Victoria Park (Collingwood), Princes Park (Carlton, Hawthorn), Subiaco Oval (West Coast and Fremantle).. Hawthorn played at ‎Glenferrie Oval‎ (1925–1973) There are also occasional games played at other stadiums, such as the interstate games and overseas games. “We’ve talked about being flexible and agile. “(They’ll be here) for the rest of the season is my understanding.”, Hub life #AFL #justsaying bring the shorts pic.twitter.com/R2VV54W3a3. — Matt Thompson (@MattThompson) July 3, 2020. Midway through 1990, the SANFL's most successful club, Port Adelaide, made a bid for an AFL licence. Essendon and Carlton are the most successful teams with 16 Premierships each, although 15 of the 18 teams have at least one premiership win.

[57] Other prominent matches include the Queen’s Birthday match between Collingwood and Melbourne, and the Easter Monday clash between Geelong and Hawthorn.[58][59]. afl.com.au takes an look at the 2017 AFL lists ... Then there is Greater Western Sydney, which has quietly become the second-oldest team in the AFL, while North Melbourne has gone the other way. In 1987, the Night Series reverted to only the VFL teams. Thus there are about 720 AFL players in Australia.