- Aug 14, 2011
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- Renault F1
AFL chairman Richard Goyder's decision to miss the grand final is the latest in a series of concerns for some clubs.
'Behind the scenes a number of club presidents are canvassing new candidates for a commission they believe has lost its clout while continually struggling to understand, assist and influence the big issues facing the game and its clubs.
It is understood a fresh approach has been made to Jeff Browne, the AFL's long-time legal advisor and former Nine (owner of this masthead) managing director.
That Goyder is based in Perth has become an even larger elephant in the room particularly for the Victorian clubs but also in the non-traditional football states due to his total lack of public presence during the 2020 pandemic where CEO Gillon McLachlan has single-handedly presented virtually every major and momentous decision.
Whether the Browne push gains legs - and a quarter of the presidents have already indicated they would support his nomination - the fact that the clubs are moving to exercise the constitutional power they relinquished in practice decades ago remains significant. '
Personally I am very critical of the lack of footy involvement on the Commission. The clubs need to be active in ensuring the game is getting the attention of the Commission, not leaving it to committees of people who see change as their mark on the game.
Get stuck into it Caro.