The Anti-Football League made a brief appearance on ABC TV’s ‘Can We Help’ program on Friday (14th September 2007). The clip showed some very old footage of Keith Dunstan and members, some of which included the a football burial at sea in the 1980s.

The screening resulted in a heavy attack of comments on the AFL website guestbook, and a healthy number of new members eager to join. For those who missed it, the transcript can be found at the ABC website here…

A Grand Anti-Final Day Lunch

Fellow sufferers,

As you are no doubt painfully aware, the football season is in full swing. Talk of bad behaviour by players (and now broadcasters) is reaching record levels with no end in sight. Without doubt, this trend will continue until that dreaded ‘one day in September’, when supporters from both AFLs can collectively give a sigh of relief.

But what until then? Here at Anti-HQ we’ve been scratching our heads for ways to protect our members during this difficult time. The ongoing war on terror has pushed the cost of footy-proof bomb shelters out of the reach of our budget. We’ve even asked quarantine experts how to contain this ‘football disease’ that affects us all during September. Regrettably, they’re all tied up with some sick GGs at the moment, and couldn’t spare their time.

Dear members, there is a solution, and it means we can all be far from the MCG when the siren goes at the football grand final. Stones of the Yarra Valley will be hosting a ‘Anti-Grand Final Day’, complete with a specifically devised three course lunch. With a wine list that makes telephone books jealous, this event will be a far cry from the warm meat pies and the flat beer they’ll be serving in the Ponsford stand. The event will incorporate speeches, a raffle, and will strictly be, a football free event.

Briefly, the details:

Where: Stones of the Yarra Valley, 14 St. Hubert’s Road, Coldstream, Victoria. A map can be found here
When: 29th September 2007, 12 noon onwards.
Food: A three course lunch, includes tea and coffee.
Cost: $60 per person, excluding wine.
Bookings: Stones of the Yarra Valley – (03) 9739 0900
Further information: Through the Stones website:

Non-members and sympathisers are also very welcome, I hope to see you all there….

In other news,

We are counting up the votes for recipients of our Douglas Wilkie Award, and it looks like it’s going to be a pretty close race. We are still accepting nominations, so if you think someone has done nothing for football this year, in the best and fairest manner, let us know. You can do so by email, or through the nomination page on our website.

A warm welcome to new members and returning members to the Anti-Football League. Apologies to anyone who’s had delays receiving their lapel badges.

You can now find the Anti-Football League on online social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook. (Not content with our own web page, we’ve infiltrated others as well).

Yours in sincere footballing dis-interest,

Jack Dunstan,