So that article would have been 7-8 years old when you posted it.
And written by "Glenn Jackson is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald"
See the conflict?
Anyway, who gives a toss about some participation numbers.
The AFL lives rent free in your head.
You never stop talking about it.
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It was an issue in 2012. To the point that the AFL had someone go up there to look for the real figures.
If you want conflicts - The curious nature of the SMH covering this with almost no Telegraph coverage had some light shed on it through Crikey which revealed that a senior Fairfax (owners of the SMH) editor, Glenn Burge was heavily involved in the soccer club at hand.