AFL players, AFL Players Association to thrash out issues via teleconference for football restart


Players are likely to be influenced by personal circumstance.

The widely held view is that those with young families would generally be more reticent to enter hubs for extended periods, with the likelihood of being there for six to eight weeks.

AFL players will have a phone hook-up on Tuesday to discuss the league’s hub plans.Credit:Joe Armao

Families could yet be allowed to enter hubs with players.

The 840 AFL players will be invited to hook up via a nationwide teleconference on Tuesday afternoon before submitting their thoughts on key issues via an email survey.

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Other issues to arise could include the collective bargaining agreement, proposed cuts to playing list sizes and the draft age.

Melbourne captain Max Gawn said player welfare in hubs would be at the forefront of his mind.

“We have a call this afternoon with [AFLPA chief] Paul Marsh and the Players’ Association, so I’m sure he will tell us more,” Gawn said on RSN on Tuesday morning.

“From what I’ve read it [the hubs] seems like it would be perfect for me.

The AFL hopes to finalise its season resumption plan by May 11.

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