- Apr 19, 2015
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Manchester United, Juventus,
I can’t see a reserves comp happening for some time but I do see you guys playing in the VFL within a couple of years. Had a very good chat to a SANFL club President a couple of weeks ago and he mentioned that Williamstown and Port Melbourne have enquired about joining the SANFL and that the SANFL club delegates are pushing for a cap of 12 AFL players each week in the SANFL and they have a meeting coming up in a few months where this will be pushed further. Can’t see you or the Crows wanting to stay if that gets up. The AFL is also leaning on the SANFL to have the same rules across all comps that their sides are in to ease transition between the two comps. If Williamstown and Pt Melbourne head over here the VFL would virtually be a Victorian AFL reserves comp and even talk of the Swans and GWS joining as the NEAFL is uncompetitive.Two things:
First: Average Grand Final attendances at Adelaide Oval
– 32,064 (Excluding Port Adelaide).
– 39,187 (Including Port Adelaide).
Second: Under no circumstances should we remain in the SANFL IF the side we field is NOT our AFL reserves side. Absolute waste of time and resources to field three mens teams. I don't believe this is a genuine contemplation within our administration. I think it is in the best interests of SA football for there to be no national reserves (despite the NO AFL in the SANFL crowd) as it will deteriorate the standard of local football here. However if a national reserves does occur we absolutely must be in it and we cannot be running three mens teams.