AFL coverage begins June 17 on Triangle


For the second year in a row Auckland’s Triangle Television is pleased to be able to bring coverage of AFL to the free-to-air viewing audience.

Triangle’s CEO Jim Blackman says that in association with AFL Australia the channel has arranged to screen a game a week commencing on Sunday June 17 at 9pm up to and including the legendary grand final in September.

“We are pleased to be able to provide a broader exposure to this sport which we believe will grow in popularity over the next few years to the point where we may even see a Kiwi team playing in the League” he says.

In fact Melbourne’s St Kilda club is considering the possibility of an Australia/New Zealand AFL clash as early as Anzac Day 2013 in Wellington

The AFL games screen in addition to “The Local Footy Show” which features club-level games across Victoria on Triangle on Saturdays throughout the season at 1:30pm

Now in its fifteenth year promoting Victorian Australian Rules football, The Local Footy Show features stories from more than 280 clubs from across 16 leagues, with 11 leagues featuring in its full match-of-the-day coverage in 2011 alone.

“We see these programmes as sowing the seeds of understanding of AFL in this country and it is part of Triangle’s commitment to a broad base public service broadcasting service,” Blackman says.

“Triangle Television’s Game of the Week” Sundays at 9pm

“Local Footy Show” Saturdays at 1:30pm