FOOTY fans may miss the football this winter, but they won't be starved of their beloved AFL Record.
Crocmedia has announced that despite no matches at AFL grounds until May 31, a free edition of the AFL Record would be available online each week.
The AFL Record, presented by Karcher, has been a staple of the AFL landscape since 1912.
Each Friday, the AFL Record will be available for FREE download on the AFL Live Official App, AFL.com.au, SEN app, sen.com.au and aflnation.com.au, ensuring footy fans right across the country can still get their regular weekly footy fix even while there are no games.
Last week's edition was the first ever online version of the Record and the weekly digital edition will continue again from this weekend.
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AFL Record Editor Michael Lovett said that the publication felt a social obligation to provide content and companionship to fans this winter.
"The AFL Record has survived world wars, floods, the great depression, you name it," Lovett said.
"We'll do our very best to deliver for our fans in the circumstances, keep the supporters updated and replicate a tiny part of their weekend experience as best we can."
AFL's commercial manager Kylie Rogers said: "During these unprecedented times, the much-loved AFL Record will provide an important and comforting connection with our fans and supporters.
"It has always been there for the fans and we expect will be welcomed now more than ever before," Rogers said.
Football fan Daniel Nailer summed it up best in one of the many letters to the editor this week: "The Record is an integral part of the game that I love. The game that is part of normality of life for me."
This week's edition will be jam-packed with great yarns, and fans can still enjoy regular features like Footy Trivia, a dedicated kids' section, up-to-date stats and more.
To download your free digital version of the AFL Record this week, go to the AFL Live Official App, AFL.com.au, SEN app, sen.com.au or aflnation.com.au