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AFL Vic drop interleague

AFL Vic drop interleague

Community Championships scrapped based on feedback

AFL Victoria has made the decision to scrap it's senior interleague football fixtures as of next season.

In a review of the current format of the Community Championships, they say that 70 per cent of the clubs and leagues requested that the format be reviewed and "not continue in its current form at a senior level."

The main areas of feedback from clubs and Leagues were based on concerns around; the validity of the ranking system, inconsistent levels of competition, travel, increasing costs, and the pressure these costs place on Leagues, fixturing, administrative demands on Leagues, impact on League fixtures and player availability.

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In lieu of the Community Championships in 2020, interleague football in Victoria will go ahead at the choice of the leagues as to where, when and who they play.

The junior representative programs, including the Metropolitan Junior Championships and V/Line Cup, will continue in their current form given there was very strong support for these programs from across the state.

In addition, the bi-annual Vic Metro v Vic Country representative game will continue.

In a statement, AFL Victoria say they will continue to consult with stakeholders around the future of the Community Championships and representative football to ensure the best structure is provided.

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