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