THE AFL Goulburn Murray Commission has launched a project to study the current junior football landscape and develop recommendations for the future benefit of the game in the region.
The project, to be a major focal point over the next six months, will have a focus on the discussion of key topics through project teams involving club and league volunteers.
AFL Goulburn Murray Region general manager, Martin Gleeson identified the project as a major one for the commission.
“Junior football is always a key topic of discussion at the commission table and the commission is keen to build on the successes of review projects in the Seymour District Junior Football Netball League and Shepparton District Football Netball League over the past couple of years to tackle some of the bigger junior football questions in the region.
“Eight different leagues provide the opportunity for over 4,500 footballers to compete in the U18 and below age groups and, whilst there is significant overlap, each of the leagues has different structures and operating environments.
“This project will investigate these similarities and differences and bring together representatives from each league to share dialogue with a view to establishing a common path forward.”