This shows the AFL still haven't learned. The proposed league has the same problem that both the NEAFL and TSL have: they're not localised. There's little travelling support and players have to take a fair chunk of time out of their lives for games and travel, when they're not being paid like full professionals. Anywhere past a 200km journey at most is unwieldy. The TSL is only just hanging on in two cities separated by that distance, after culling areas any further out like Devonport and Burnie.Im hearing a new competition is seriously being looked at, its just a matter of what clubs get a licence into it. [ or can afford to be apart of it]
VFL Teams - Williamstown, Port Melbourne, Sandringham, Werribee and Box Hill
NEAFL Teams - Southport, Aspley, Canberra and Sydney Uni
Tasmania, 10 team competition, that includes Victoria, Sydney,Queensland, Canberra and Tasmania.
Maybe even less. I've heard that more than one community team is struggling to see a reason to carry on given the new rule changes and the direction the AFL is clearly taking things - i.e. all about AFL clubs as usual and no build of the local NEAFL clubs and their games as the top brand for local footy.No unfortunately
9 teams in the NEAFL competition for season 2020.