I've read the annual report and I don't get your impression at all, in fact quite the opposite.
Can you quote the bits that support your "stalling" remark.
You don't seem to appreciate the huge amount of work in B.C.
The last I heard they could supply enough "coaches" for the demand.
And AFL Canada have had a paid development officer for some years now as a reward for their gains.
AFL Canada Annual Report
Do you post purely to be argumentative?
Yes, AFL Canada has had a full-time paid position since 2018, which is currently the executive director Jacob. He covers all of Canada. This is the first full-time role specifically covering one area. They advertised for the BC Development Manager in September. 50% of the role will be "local junior development".
Calgary also has a full-time position, but that's been organised by the Calgary Kangaroos and funded through local grants and fundraisers, rather than through AFL Canada.
Of course I appreciate the hard work that went into the NDJAFL. I spoke with Mike (the founder) several times and even got them some media attention through press releases I wrote and distributed for them. Mike did incredibly well building it up from scratch.
When was the last you heard about the demand for NDJAFL coaches? Their social media has been pretty inactive since the pandemic. I don't think they've taken to the pitch since March 2020. NDJAFL's "stalling" wasn't in the annual report. Generally annual reports tend to focus more on the positive. It was in my conversation with Jacob. That's why so much of the new role will be focused on re-building junior development.