- Aug 14, 2011
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- Renault F1
AFL 2021: Pay cuts, new salary cap, best and fairest bonus, contract incentives, 2021 season changes, list sizes
Players could reportedly be stripped of their best and fairest bonuses this year as clubs consider ways to stay within the reduced salary cap.
In November, the AFL confirmed the total player payments and additional services agreement for 2021 would be cut by nine per cent, with players to take a 3.5 per cent pay cut on average.
..players will be subject to at least a 3.5 per cent pay cut on average in 2021, the league has put the onus on clubs to enforce this themselves, leading to many contracts being reworked and some back-ended*
The report notes that, while winners of the award this year wouldn’t get a one-off bonus payment, it would likely be worked into their salary for a later year on their contract.
* One list manager ... the AFL risked having “18 Collingwoods” if clubs were forced to back-end so many contracts to stay under this year’s cap.