The AFL is pleased to announce a new partnership with Google Australia for season 2019.
The new partnership will see the introduction of three new AFL voting categories via Google Search, where fans can vote on the Friday Night Best on Ground and Player of the Round for the remainder of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, and the end of season Fan Awards. Fans can vote by heading to Google and searching "AFL vote".
Round 15 will see the commencement of the Best on Ground category where fans will be able to vote with Google for their top player in each Friday night match for the rest of the home and away season, and throughout the Finals Series. Voting will start at 8:30pm AEST each Friday and conclude at 10:45pm AEST.
Fans will also be able to vote for Player of the Round from four nominees announced on Monday, following the conclusion of weekend games during the home and away season. Voting will go live at 3pm AEST each Monday and close at 3pm AEST on Wednesday.
The weekly Best on Ground player winner will be announced on Friday night, while the winner of the Player of the Round will be released each Wednesday, via official AFL social media channels and through AFL.com.au.
Football fans will also be able to vote on some exciting new categories in the Fan Awards which is set to launch at the end of the 2019 home and away season.
AFL General Manager Commercial Kylie Rogers said the new partnership was an exciting opportunity for fans to have their say and vote for their best players each week.
"The AFL is excited to partner with Google," Ms Rogers said. "Google's ability to connect and engage with millions of people around the world will help bring the game of AFL to new audiences as well as our avid fans.
"Whether you're cheering for your club at the game or from the comfort of your couch, all fans can get involved and cast their vote in an exciting new way."
Google Australia and New Zealand Director of Marketing, Aisling Finch said the new partnership would allow more users to get closer to the action.
"We know Aussies love sport, and come to Search to follow teams, scores, news and ladders," Ms Finch said.
"We're delighted to team up with the AFL to bring Aussies a new way to get into the action and vote for their favourite players."
HOW TO VOTE:
To cast your vote, simply head to Google and search for "AFL Vote" Fans can vote once per day for their top player in each category.
The top player from each category will be announced, with the results shared on AFL.com.au and in the AFL Live App soon after voting closes. See below for vote closure details.
- Best on Ground: Voting will be open for every Friday night match from 8:30pm to 10:45pm AEST from Round 15 for the rest of the home and away season and in the Finals Series. The player selected as the Best on Ground player will be announced on Friday night.
- Player of the Round: Voting will be open from 3pm Monday to 3pm AEST Wednesday during the home and away season, from Round 15 onwards. The winner will be announced on Wednesday evening.
- Fan Awards: This voting category will be launched at the end of the home and away season. Details to be announced soon.