We've been pushing really hard for this and we're nearly there!
This week, the Melbourne Demons announced that they are GETTING OUT OF POKIES!
Earlier this year, Greater Western Sydney Giants announced that they will be funding their club through early childcare centres rather than pokies. North Melbourne, Fremantle, West Coast Eagles, & Sydney Swans are already out of pokies & don't rely on pokie venues to fund their clubs, Geelong announced last year that they’re in the process of getting out too!
Momentum's building fast! We're also excited by the AFL chairman, Richard Goyder, publicly coming out as against pokies last year. We have a real opportunity to put the pieces together and get the AFL out of pokies so we're going directly to the AFL Commission.
We need a firm commitment by the AFL Commission that they will support getting out of pokies and the clubs that want too.
We've pre-written an email to the AFL Commission- all you need to do is fill in your details and hit send- just like a petition! To send a powerful message, add a sentence or two to tell the Commission why YOU THINK they should get out of pokies!
We're so close to getting pokies out of AFL- let's do it!