VAFA Twitter Ladder

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The latest numbers on the VAFA Twitter ladder are in and it’s all Fitzroy once again. For the third straight year (since the ladder was introduced), the Roys stand above all others with 2319 followers. They cracked the 2000 mark in 2015 and increased their total by 11% with another 237 followers over the past 12 months.

The chasing pack also hasn’t changed from 2015 as Old Xaverians, Uni Blues, Uni Blacks, St Kevin’s and De La Salle round out the top six.

After climbing eight positions and into the top 10 last year, St Mary’s Salesian continued their strong social media form as they moved from ninth to seventh on the back of a 15% increase in followers, leapfrogging Hampton Rovers and Old Scotch.

The big mover over the past year has been PEGS who climbed 14 spots from 27th to 13th. PEGS consistently provided match day updates each weekend, while also re-tweeting relevant articles to their supporters. West Brunswick also made significant ground (up 8) with the introduction of a women’s team helping increase their numbers.

Mazenod, Glen Eira and Westbourne Grammarians were the only three senior premiership-winning clubs who made ground in 2016 as the remaining four either fell or remained the same (OX).

Williamstown CYMS (508) were the biggest movers in 2015 as they increased their following by 38%, only to fall back again this year, down 13 places to 38. The CYs were joined by Beaumaris as the two who suffered the biggest drops as the Sharks created a new account they are yet to have used.

Manningham Cobras and South Mornington remain as the only Clubs without Twitter accounts.

The top 10 has five clubs from William Buck Premier, three from Premier B, one from Premier C and one from Division 1.

2016 Rank Name Twitter Handle Followers 2015 Rank Change
1 Fitzroy @Fitzroy_FC 2319 1
2 Old Xaverians @OldXavsFC 1631 2
3 University Blues @UniBluesFC 1000 3
4 University Blacks @UniBlacksFC 933 4
5 St Kevin’s Old Boys @SKOBFC 892 5
6 De La Salle @DLSOCAFC 859 6
7 St Mary’s Salesian @smsafc 808 9 Up 2
8 Hampton Rovers @HRAFC 803 7 Down 1
9 Old Scotch @OSFC 794 8 Down 1
10 Marcellin OC @MarcellinOCFC 778 10
11 Old Trinity @oldtrinityfc 777 11
12 St Bernards OC @stbernardsfc 755 12
13 PEGS @PEGS_FC 752 27 Up 14
14 AJAX @ajax_footy 731 17 Up 3
15 Hawthorn @HawthornAFC 680 16 Up 1
16 Therry Penola @TherryPenola 651 14 Down 2
17 VAFAUA @vafaua 651 19 Up 2
18 Old Carey @OldCareyFC 633 15 Down 3
19 Richmond Central @RichmondCentral 624 18 Down 1
20 Chadstone @ChadstoneFC 618 23 Up 3
21 Caulfield Grammarians @cgfcfooty 600 21
22 South Melbourne Districts @SouthMelbDFC 598 24 Up 2
23 Old Geelong @OldGeelong 595 20 Down 3
24 Old Haileyburians @OldHaileyburyFC 584 22 Down 2
25 Prahran Assumption @PAFC2Blues 577 26 Up 1
26 West Brunswick @WestBrunswickFC 570 34 Up 8
27 Kew @KewFC 565 33 Up 6
28 Point Cook @PointCookFC 559 29 Up 1
29 Ivanhoe @Ivanhoeafc 550 27 Down 2
30 Glen Eira Saints @GESaints 540 34 Up 4
31 Masala @MasalaFC 531 32 Up 1
32 Brunswick NOBSPC @NOBSPCBrunswick 530 31 Down 1
33 La Trobe Uni @LaTrobeUniFC 517 36 Up 3
34 Old Ivanhoe Gr @OIGFC 489 30 Down 4
35 Old Paradians @oldparadiansafc 488 38 Up 3
36 Aquinas OC @aquinasfc 483 37 Up 1
37 St Bedes Mentone Tigers @sbmt_tigers 472 43 Up 6
38 Williamstown CYMS @TheCYsTweet 464 25 Down 13
39 Ormond @Ormond_AFC 457 41 Up 2
40 Eley Park @eleyparkfc 448 40
41 Mazenod OC @MazenodOCFC 425 48 Up 7
42 Peninsula OB @PiratesFooty 412 44 Up 2
43 Elsternwick @wickersFC 399 46 Up 3
44 Monash Gryphons @MonashGryphons 397 42 Down 2
45 UHS-VU @UHSVU 394 39 Down 6
46 Westbourne Grammarians @WestbourneGFC 385 47 Up 1
47 MHSOB @MHSOBFC 381 44 Down 3
48 North Brunswick @NorthBrunnyFC 376 50 Up 2
49 Box Hill North @BHNFC 358 52 Up 3
50 Preston Bullants @PBAFC 357 49 Down 1
51 Old Melburnians @OldMelbFC 345 51
52 Collegians @collegianslions 320 57 Up 5
53 Parkside FC @Parkside_FC 314 54 Up 1
54 Old Camberwell @oldcamberwell 311 53 Down 1
55 Swinburne University @Swinburne_FC 304 56 Up 1
56 Bulleen Templestowe @thebullants 301 55 Down 1
57 Monash Blues @MonashBlues 278 60 Up 3
58 Albert Park @albertparkfc 222 61 Up 3
59 St Johns OC @StJohnsOCFC 221 59
60 Whitefriars @friarsfooty 218 64 Up 4
61 Yarra Valley @YarraOGFC 183 63 Up 2
62 Parkdale Vultures @Parky_Vultures 174 68 Up 6
63 Emmaus St Leos OC @emmausstleos 157 65 Up 2
64 Old Mentonians @OldMentoniansFC 133 62 Down 2
65 Old Brighton @old_brightonFC 123 58 Down 7
66 Canterbury @CFC_Cobras 115 67 Up 1
67 Power House @PowerhouseAFC 108 66 Down 1
68 Oakleigh @OAFC_Krushers 103 69 Up 1
69 Old Eltham Collegians @ElthamTurtles 70 71 Up 2
70 St Francis Xavier @sfxoc 67 70
71 Mt Lilydale OC @MtLilydale 46 72 Up 1
72 Beaumaris @BeaumarisFC 13 Down 59
73 Manningham Cobras 73
74 South Mornington 74