Fan Love – Joffa

Joffa the Footy Fan

The most well known face at a Collingwood game is without a doubt the passionate mug of old mate Joffa.

“When you follow Collingwood it brings out the beast in you,” said the great man himself when we interviewed him.

With his famous gold jacket, larger than life Joffa is both loved and loathed by footy fans.

“I was born to wreak havoc in the terraces. There’s no doubt about that- I love it.”

“People see me and they think they have me sorted out. He’s a dickhead. He’s a bogan. He’d be unemployed. He’d be a criminal. He should be in jail, look at him!”

Jeff Corfe the Man

Behind the image of the fanatic magpie man there is much more than meets the eye.

“People are quite shocked when they meet me and they come and talk to me.”

Jeff Corfe is an extremely intelligent and thoughtful man with a heart of gold. Away from the stands Joffa dedicates his life to helping others.

BeyondTheGame.TV caught up with Joffa at the Foley House in Footscray to find out more about his incredible story and the positive impact he is having on those around him. He also opened up to us about the way sport has changed his life.

“Isn’t it amazing what football can do to people. Football’s a very powerful thing. It’s a powerful thing in people’s lives.”

This episode of Fan Love gives you an insider’s look into the life of the most well known AFL supporter – Jeff ‘Joffa’ Corfe.

Additional Information

Episode Length: 6:25 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on July 15, 2015

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