AFL Central Victoria Commission Update

Media Release

Earlier this week AFL Central Vic Commission members met with Executive members from a number
of our clubs. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the future of senior football and netball in the Greater Bendigo region.

Consistent with a meeting held on the same topic on 30th July, and subsequent discussions, the
session was well attended, with club representatives engaged and offering valuable feedback and ideas.

The meeting provided further evidence to the Commission that there is desire and support for
change to the current structure of competitions.

However, there was unanimous agreement that any change needs to be fully planned and well
executed. Any change is significant with senior football, senior and junior netball, and junior football
all important considerations. Therefore, it is confirmed that there will not be any changes to the
senior football/netball competitions for the 2024 season.

It is noted that consistent with AFL Victoria Community Affiliate Regulations, club transfers between
Leagues for the 2024 season can occur at any time between 1st August and 31st October 2023.

Existing requests for clubs to transfer Leagues for 2024 will continue the process they are currently

All parties agreed that there has been great value in the meetings which had occurred, and a
commitment was made to hold these sessions on a quarterly basis. In the interim, AFL Central Vic
will continue to undertake research and prepare information and options for consideration.

For further information please contact Craig Armstead at or 03
5424 2405

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