The AFL has been working to change the AFL rules and set up a new structure to allow for more free-flowing football in the sport.
Key points: Free-flowed football has been banned for a decade, but AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says there are plenty of ways to play football without it now There is a “huge amount of talent” in the game and it is “important” the AFL tries to encourage it, AFL chief Gillon Liddell says AFL’s strategy is not to force people to play in the AFL.
“There are plenty [of ways] to play the game,” Mr Lidden said on Friday.
“I can’t say all of them are necessarily good or all of those ways are the best.”
The AFL’s policy has been to take a different approach to this.
“We’re not trying to force anyone to play.
It’s about encouraging players to come to the game, and I think there’s lots of talent in the football community, particularly younger ones.”
If you go to the local community game, or the interstate community game and the big game or the local kids’ game, there’s a huge amount of football in those games.
“Mr Liddens statement came as the AFL revealed its latest free-to-play plan would see the game restricted to a maximum of four matches a year, with a minimum of 10.
Play is the latest development in an already complicated relationship between the AFL and its members.
Last year the AFL said its membership could not play at all if the AFL was forced to move the game away from its old home, Sydney.
The AFL says its current free-form structure will allow it to keep up with changing technology and that a similar rule change will be made for 2018.”
Free-to play is something that is being looked at,” Mr McLachlin said.”
And we’re looking at all of these different ways that we can bring free-play back to our games.
“Free-flapping was banned in 2010 for a period of 10 years.
The rules changed for the AFL in 2013 and 2015, and the rules are expected to be in place for the new year.