Yeah i saw that Freo went backwards in a way and reverted to having the WAFC appointing everyone instead of 2 member elected dudes. Odd.I wonder whyOn the surface that's a positive, tempered somewhat by the fact that the WAFC appoints all the directors of both AFL clubs anyway.
At least in WA if you trace the links far enough you will end up at individual members of WAFL clubs 'owning' everything. They elect their club boards which as a collective have a majority of votes to elect the WAFC, and the WAFC owns the two licenses and the power that gives them in regards to the AFL Commission.
I can tend to fall down the rabbit hole on this sort of stuff. The relationship between the club members and the clubs and the AFL has been a bit of a focus for me and this week sort of ticked me off a bit.