The Anti-Football League (AFL) is an Australian organisation of individuals who are indifferent to the excessive fervour that afflicts supporters of the Australian code of football known as Australian Rules Football (”Aussie Rules”).
The AFL stands apart from the Football mania that is ever increasingly saturating our workplaces, media outlets and public spaces, and which at certain times of the year reaches excessive and epidemic proportions.
AFL members have fought hard to maintain an immunity to this unfortunate affliction which affects many tens of thousands of Australians. League members are united by the common understanding that there is more to life than the ability to kick a pigskin between two white posts.
Now in it’s 41st year, the Anti-Football League has had a rich and colourful past. At its peak, the Anti-Football League once had more members than the Collingwood Football Club, undoubtedly the most patronised in the Australian league.
Through its fund raising activities, odd-ball stunts or tireless campaigning against the saturating influence of the football machine, the ‘AFL’ is a proudly peculiar part of Australia’s cultural fabric.
Membership to the Anti-Football League has always been simple. By purchasing one of the our lapel badges, and wearing it proudly, noble citizens can ‘Kick the Footy Habit’ and join the AFL.
Made from sterling nickel, these fashionable items will render the wearer impervious to the contents of overpriced meat pies at the Telstra Dome. AFL Badges are also the ideal Christmas gift all year round. Badges are now available for purchase for AUD$9.00 (plus postage) each. Badge purchases now include an Anti-Football League sticker. Stickers are also available as a twin set for $6.
Profits from all AFL merchandise are donated to Villa Maria’s new residential care facility in Austin Street, Alphington. This new service aims to provide a specialised living facility to young people with complex needs who are currently living in aged care facilities.
The Douglas Wilkie Medal is annually presented by The Anti-Football League to the person who does the least for football in a given year. In many respects it is like Aussie Rules’ Brownlow medal, and named after a person that few know much about. Unlike the Brownlow, thankfully, there is no 6 hour televised dinner for the nominees, resulting in a predictable anti-climax.
Founding secretary Keith Dunstan burns a 'footy' at the MCG in 1972.
Please support the Anti-Footy League: http://antifootballleague.org/