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Community Club Sustainability Program

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.

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), Jamie Macri (Region General Manager), Dale Norman (MFL), Shane Railton (PDFNL), Mark Lambourn and Trevor Mellington (AFL Victoria).

The following Total Player Points Values are in place:


2016 2017 2018 2019
Points Cap 45 42 40 40
Mooroopna 44
Shepparton Swans 46 44
Euroa 46


2016 2017 2018 2019
Points Cap 45 42 42 42


2016 2017 2018 2019
Points Cap 45 43 41 41
Longwood 50 50 48 49
Girgarre 46 44 44
Rushworth 44 48
Ardmona 46 50
Undera 44


2016 2017 2018 2019
Points Cap n/a 48 45
Blighty 60
Rennie 69
Deniliquin Rovers


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:

2017 2018 2019
GVL $185,000 $180,000 $180,000
MFL $150,000 $145,000 $145,000
KDFNL $85,000 $85,000 $85,000
PDFNL N/A $105,000

AFL Goulburn Murray Premier Partner

AFL GM Supporting Partners

AFL GM Academy Partners

MBCM Northern Country Women's League Partners