AFL CV Commission Update

Following a meeting last Sunday, and subsequent discussions with clubs, the AFL Central Vic Commission are interested in obtaining club input on the concept of a new senior football and netball competition.

The new competition is being considered to support clubs who feel that the league they are currently competing in is not aligned to their short and long term goals.

While clearly at very early stages of development, a new competition would include senior, reserves and thirds football teams and both senior and junior netball teams (exact number of teams TBC).

One possible operating model would be a new stand-alone competition (e.g., Central Vic Football League) and another model could be a second division of the Bendigo Football Netball League with a
promotion and relegation system operating.

The BFNL, HDFNL and LVFNL would all continue to operate. Consistent with the feedback received last Sunday, AFL Central Vic would approach clubs currently competing in competitions outside our
region to enquire of interest in participating in a new competition.

The Commission are considering introducing this new competition from the 2024 season.

If your club has any questions or interest in participating in a new league if it was created, please contact AFL CV Region Manager, Craig Armstead on