Following the release of our 2016/17 Snapshot the stats show that through fundraising the AFL has collected almost $20million more than NRL. An article in the Sun Herald details how far ahead AFL is compared to rugby league when it comes to fundraising.
At a time when NRL clubs are lobbying for government grants for high-performance centres, stadium upgrades and junior development, the figures show league officials are ignoring a potentially lucrative revenue stream. The discrepancy with Australian rules should be a huge concern. “Given the popularity and profile of [league], we believe further substantial growth is possible to assist the game at all levels,” said foundation Chief Executive Patrick Walker.
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