More than a game #blogjune

As a Melbourne-based supporter of an interstate club I don’t get to go to many AFL games a year, so it was a joy to get out the footy scarf, fill up the thermos, and travel to the MCG on a surprisingly sunny Saturday afternoon.

Melbourne Cricket Ground


With around half the followers of Australian Rules being female, I’m not alone in my enjoyment, and at times obsession, with the game.

Research at Deakin ( The Conversation) is debunking some tired stereotypes about women fans, e.g that we are just interested in tight shorts, and instead finds what any supporter would tell them; that we “watch football for the skill, athleticism, competition and atmosphere.”

It wasn’t the best game I have ever attended today, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Something any footy fan, male or female, would understand


About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG
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