AFL Victoria has developed the Community Club Sustainability Program which include tools to educate administrators, and particular players, about the impact that match-payments and player demands have on the viability of grassroots clubs.
After reviewing feedback from Metropolitan Leagues and Region Commissions following the release of a draft framework in 2015, the AFL Victoria Working Party has finalised a Player Points System which addresses the equalisation concerns and escalating player payments in community football.
AFL Victoria’s Community Club Sustainability Program has been further developed, following the release of its Player Payment Framework.
Designed in conjunction with the Player Points System, the Player Payment Framework has been developed to support and grow Australian Football at a community level by focussing on achieving evenly matched competitions and financially viable clubs.
The Player Points System was implemented by all Metropolitan Leagues and Region Commissions (except for the Picola District FNL) in season 2016, while the Player Payment Framework was adopted in 2017.
AFL Goulburn Murray Player Points Subcommittee
Clubs in all AFL GM Leagues have an opportunity to apply to the AFL GM Player Points Subcommittee for an allowance in addition to their Total Player Points Cap. Applications are received in November (Round 1) and February (Round 2) each year. The Subcommittee consists of the following personnel: Peter Foott & Andrew Chittick (AFL GM Commission), Martin Gleeson (Region General Manager), Grant Wilson (GVL), Dale Norman (MFL), Sharon O’Dwyer (KDFNL) and Shane Railton (PDFNL).
The following Total Player Points Values are in place:
Allowable Player Payments
The AFL Goulburn Murray Commission sets the Allowable Player Payments Cap in each League in consultation with the League and clubs. The Allowable Player Payments for each League are:
Please see below links for resources as part of the Community Club Sustainability Program: