We know that sport holds a special place in Aussies’ hearts – so we’re always looking for ways to help you get closer to the action. Last year, we made updates to Search and the Google Assistant to give you live scores, match results, upcoming fixtures and ladders for AFL, NRL, Rugby, Cricket and more.
The 2019 AFL season has already brought many moments to remember – like Liam Ryan's stunning mark and Eddie Betts delivering magic in the pocket. And with a cracking season underway, we’ve partnered with the Australian Football League to help bring you a new way to get into the game. Starting today, you’ll be able to vote for your favourite AFL players right on Google Search.
To have your say, just search for “AFL vote”. You can vote once per day when you’re signed into your Google Account. There will be one winner for each category, and the results will be shared on AFL.com.au soon after voting closes.
So you can mark your calendar, here are the categories and timeframes for voting:
- 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.
- Player of the Round: You can vote the best player from the weekend from 3pm Monday to 3pm AEST Wednesday during the home and away season, from Round 15 onwards.
- Fan Awards: Launching at the end of the home and away season. Stay tuned for more exciting categories!
Once you’ve voted, you can also keep up to date with the latest scores, news and the ladder. Just head to Google and type in “AFL” so you don’t miss any hangers, bumps and goals from the weekend.
Whether you’re cheering for Nat Fyfe, Tim Kelly, Luke Parker or one of my favourite Saints, like Jack Billings, be sure to cast your vote and have your say.