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bringing you THE ToTAL gAME

bringing you THE ToTAL gAME

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Players from Essendon and Collingwood line up for the observance ceremony on Anzac Day in round six, 2008, in front of 88,999 fans at the MCG. The Magpies won by 73 points.

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On behalf of the AFL Commission, I would like to extend an invitation for you to become an AFL Member for the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The 2008 season was yet another record-breaking year. More people than ever before attended the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and helped mark 150 years of Australian Football. Importantly, football continued to grow beyond the elite level with a significant increase in participation of the game at all levels from NAB AFL Auskick through to community and state football as well as our programs in Indigenous, multicultural and isolated communities. AFL Members were central to this success and their long-term support and contribution has enabled the League to invest in the future growth of our game as we continue to expand our code on a national level. While our code is strong, importantly it remains even. Since 1997, 13 clubs have

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contested a Grand Final, while all 16 teams have gained a preliminary final berth in that period. The 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season promises to be a memorable one on the field and we look forward to capitalising on the achievements and opportunities created during our 150-year celebrations off the field. AFL Membership provides outstanding access and value for all fans of the game, whether you want to attend every game you can, or any game you want. AFL Membership gives you the best view of the TOTAL GAME. I wish you and your team well in 2009 and look forward to your support. Yours sincerely,

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Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer was one of many pluses in an encouraging season for the Blues. Here, he walks into battle with his teammates against St Kilda at the MCG, in round 15, 2008.

Andrew Demetriou Chief Executive Officer Australian Football League

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Silver AFL Membership

40 MAtcheS

In any combination at the MCG & Telstra Dome*

MeMberShip oF your AFL cLub

Access to all home matches of your Club of Support (regardless of venue), plus additional matches at the MCG and Telstra Dome, to a total of 40 games Inclusion in your club's membership numbers Club membership fulfilment pack Financial support for your team ­ $131 of your membership fee paid directly to your club

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Access* to the NAB Cup ­ all matches and finals Access* to matches in weeks 1 & 2 of the Toyota AFL Finals Series played in Victoria Access* to purchase guest passes

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Western Bulldogs captain Brad Johnson is mobbed by teammates after playing a starring role in his 300th game against Adelaide in round one, 2008. The Dogs won by three points, with Johnson kicking five goals.

* Entry to all games at all venues is subject to capacity. Membership does not guarantee entry. Please note that your Club Support package covers the cost of entry for your club's home matches. Individual grounds/clubs determine seating requirements and may require you to reserve a seat at an additional cost (seasonally through your club of support or for individual matches through a nominated ticket agency). Membership does not guarantee entry. Due to the extensive reserved seat waiting lists for Adelaide and the West Coast Eagles, Adelaide Club Support is not available to residents of SA and West Coast Eagles Club Support is not available to residents of WA (unless the applicant currently holds a club reserved seat package).

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Walk-up seating is available at 45 of 46 matches in 2009, allowing you to scan your card at the ground without any additional fees Seating in dedicated AFL Members reserve in prime position in the Great Southern Stand (wing/forward pocket city end) Over 4500 seats on Level N and M are available on a `first-in, first-served' basis Over 7000 additional seats on Level P and Q are available for those who prefer an elevated view

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3000 Level 1 seats are available for AFL Members to reserve for every match at the cost of the booking fee only

In 2009, AFL Members can purchase a reserved seat package featuring selected home matches of Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon or Richmond. Each pack features specific matches, where in previous years there has been a high demand for reserved seating. For details on specific matches allocated in reserved seat packages, visit aflmembership.com.au As a reserved seat package holder, you have: Access to the same seat for each game in your package The convenience of not having to book for those individual games Reserved seat package sales close January 30, 2009. 4-gAme pAckAge Adult: $40 Child: $16 6-gAme pAckAge Adult: $60 Child: $24 4-gAme pAckAge* Adult: $40 Child: $16 4-gAme pAckAge Adult: $40 Child: $16

N.B. Reserved seat package requests and preferences will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. * The Essendon pack will include ANZAC Day as this is an Essendon home

Any Level 1 seats unreserved can be obtained from the stadium box office at no charge on the day of the match

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3000 Level 3 seats are available for AFL Member walk-up AFL Members can scan in at any gate to access Level 3 Level 3 reserved seats can only be pre-purchased for `Reserved Seat Ticket Matches', e.g. all Essendon home matches

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Reserved seats can be pre-purchased at the cost of the booking fee only Reserved seats are limited across all four levels of the AFL Reserve Any seats/bays ­ (irrespective of level) not reserved are made available for walk-up on the day of the match

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collingwood essendon

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Further information regarding AFL Members' access at the MCG, including a detailed map outlining the walk-up and reserved seating areas, is available at aflmembership.com.au

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New AFL Members who wish to renew a club reserved seat package from 2008 or pre-purchase reserved seats for all of their team's home games are encouraged to contact their club of support regarding availability for the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Geelong Cats players run through the banner at Telstra Dome in round two against Essendon. For much of 2008, the Geelong Cats seemed invincible, winning all but one home and away game, including this one by 99 points.

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AFL Advance makes being an AFL Member simple by dividing your membership fee into 12 easy instalments. Payments are charged to your nominated VISA or MasterCard on the 28th of each month.

AFL Advance Monthly payment plan

A dultSilverAFLMembershipjust$50*permonth 1 2easyandconvenientmonthlypayments H assle-free,effortlessrenewalwithautomaticannualrolloveroptions

The AFL Advance program begins on November 28, 2008. Individuals joining after this date will have the total number of monthly instalments to date deducted up front to bring them in line with the program.

Joining AFL Advance is easy!

To take advantage of AFL Advance, just tick the AFL Advance box on your 2009 AFL Membership application form. Please see aflmembership.com.au for AFL Advance Terms & Conditions.

Silver AFL Membership prices

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ONce Off JOiNiNg fee One-off payment Adult conc./ Student^ Junior** $275 $275 $200 Afl Advance $22.92 per month $22.92 per month $16.67 per month

+ Silver MeMberShip fee in full $325 $170 $115 Afl Advance $27.08 per month $14.17 per month $9.58 per month

= New MeMber price in full $600 $445 $315 Afl Advance $50 per month $37.09 per month $26.25 per month

This leap by Michael Gardiner ­ over the Sydney Swans' Craig Bolton ­ was one of the most memorable images from the 2008 season. He didn't take the mark, but St Kilda won by two points in round one at Telstra Dome.

* Based on the AFL Advance monthly instalment for a new adult membership application, inclusive of the joining fee and Silver AFL Membership annual fee. Please note that an administration fee of $10 applies to all AFL Memberships utilising the AFL Advance Payment plan. ^ Proof of concession is required when applying for a Concession Membership. AFL Concession Membership is only applicable to Full-time Students, Aged, Single Parent or Disability Pensioner Card Holder or Veteran Affairs and TPI. ** Junior Membership is available to children aged over six years and under 17 years as at 1/1/2009. A copy of the child's birth certificate is required when applying for a Junior Membership.

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FAQS

As an AFL Silver member, can I access tickets to the 2009 Toyota AFL grand Final? AFL Silver Members do not have Grand Final entitlements included in their package. However, if AFL Full Members do not utilise the entire allocation of AFL Membership Grand Final tickets, Silver Members will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets in the AFL Reserve. If tickets are made available to Silver Members, a priority period is offered to those members with a Club Support package for either of the competing teams. If a Silver Member has a Club Support package for either one of the competing teams, they may be able to access a ticket through their club's ticket allocation in the public section of the ground. Members will need to clarify eligibility and the ticket selling process directly with their club of support. How can I become an AFL Full member? When joining as an AFL Silver Member, your membership number is automatically placed on the Full Membership waiting list. The average wait time for a Silver Member to receive a Full Membership invitation is approximately eight years. can I attend matches at venues other than the mcg and Telstra Dome? AFL Members do not have access to Skilled Stadium and non-Victorian venues as part of the standard Silver Membership package due to individual clubs, not the AFL, coordinating their respective venues. Club Support packages for Geelong or a non-Victorian team have entry entitlements to their respective club's home matches because the Club Support fee contributes to gate entry costs. Entry is subject to capacity and some venues may require AFL Members to purchase a club reserved seat package or a match specific reserved seat to guarantee entry. Does an `AFL Family membership' exist? The AFL does not have a specific family membership, but does have a family discount offer available. To be eligible for an AFL Membership family discount, there must be two full-fee paying adults (with no concessions) and one full-fee paying junior immediate family member residing at the same address. Any additional junior immediate family members will receive their membership fee complimentary upon payment of the joining fee. Proof of residency for each of the adults is required (i.e. a copy of utilities bill or a drivers licence) when lodging an application for a family discount. When applying for this discount, please staple together all application forms and clearly label `Family Discount' on each page. can I give my AFL membership card to friends and family to use? AFL Membership is a nontransferable product, meaning that only the person whose name is on the card is entitled to use the benefits. Signature checks are randomly conducted throughout the season and if your membership card is found to be used by another person, the membership will automatically be cancelled and all monies paid forfeited. can I take friends and family who are not AFL members into the AFL Reserve at the mcg and Telstra Dome? As an AFL Member, you are entitled to purchase up to four guest passes for matches at the MCG (excluding ANZAC Day and finals where guest passes are not available) and up to two guest passes for matches at Telstra Dome (excluding matches involving Essendon or Collingwood where guest passes are not available). can I still support my own team as an AFL member? By nominating your club of support you will be counted as an official member of your club and directly contribute $131 from an Adult or Concession membership fee to that particular club. As an AFL Silver member, can I purchase finals upgrade or priority packages directly through my club of support? AFL Silver Members are classified as a member of their nominated club. Therefore, if the club has a finals upgrade or priority package available, you will be entitled to purchase one. To find out more about club finals upgrade or priority packages, please contact your club of support's membership department.

Richmond's Richard Tambling escapes the clutches of flying Demon Austin Wonaeamirri in round 12, 2008, at Telstra Dome. It was one of 18 possessions for Tambling in the Tigers' win.

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Long after the fans had gone home, Hawthorn's premiership players gathered to sing the club song in the middle of the MCG after beating the Geelong Cats by 27 points in the 2008 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

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AFL MeMberShip Service ceNtre phone 1300 722 515 Fax (03) 9643 1800 Mail gpo box 5275, Melbourne, vic 3001 email [email protected] Website aflmembership.com.au

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