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Club members are the lifeblood of our footy clubs but too many miss out on Grand Final day.

Let's double the number of Grand Final tickets available to competing club members to make sure more fans, not corporates, can experience footy’s biggest day.

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If you have any questions about this issue, please contact my office at sam.hibbins@parliament.vic.gov.au or on 9981 9501.

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“Just 30 per cent of Grand Final tickets are allocated to competing club members while the AFL cashes in on corporate tickets.

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