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NorthPort
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Letter from the VFL

The Port Melbourne official Facebook account posted this important notice earlier today. 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - 

The club has received the following message from the AFL today in response to recent speculation about the future of the Victorian Football League (VFL) completion:

“State League competitions and your clubs play a critical role in the development of elite talent and provide the highest level of competition outside of the AFL while ensuring a strong connection to community. State Leagues also provide important pathway opportunities for staff (administrators / coaches / fitness / trainers / medical).

No decision has been made to change the structure of second tier competitions, and we are focused on strengthening the existing talent pathways to ensure the best opportunity is afforded to players to compete at the highest level possible.

If any conversations were to occur regarding any change in the future, this would be in consultation with all state league competitions and clubs.”

#BornAndBred

NorthPort
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That sounds semi optimistic to me.

 

I read that as meaning that they don't have a better system in the near future and will continue to back the clubs and the competition. 

 


MegaA
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I think they would be more inclined to have a AFL reserves comp if their was no longer any alligned clubs. It seems at present that some AFL clubs enjoy the benefits that are brought about of being in a alignment - should this one day change and all AFL clubs had a 2nds then it would probably be a strong case of going back to the old days which would realy make a mess of the old VFL clubs and their competition. 

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Seagull90

Any clues when the VFL Draw for 2020 will be released?

digs

What does that letter tell you ?

Quite simply they don't know themselves, For years now they have bubbled along keeping clube in the dark regarding any future direction or leadership.

Good on Port for trying to get some direction on the future. If they have any plans come out & tell the clubs & stop treating them like mushrooms. Surely that's not too much to ask !

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MegaA
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Seagull the fixture is usually released in December so should be within the next fortnight. I believe that plans are to have Port Melbourne v Williamstown played every round 1 for the next few years with the round 1 match swapping venue each year. As you remember, Williamstown hosted the opening game last season so its our turn now.

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THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!