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AFL presidents called to domestic violence roundtable after ‘drowning’ comments


AFL club presidents have been summoned to a domestic violence roundtable in the wake of the Eddie McGuire-led drowning comments.

The league has been told its policies must have consequences.

The AFL has accepted a request from Domestic Violence group Our Watch to call club presidents to a roundtable discussion.

The move comes after Collingwood president McGuire joked with North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw and All Australian selector Danny Frawley about drowning journalist Caroline Wilson in a radio segment.

Last week, the AFL, along with other sporting codes, signed a leadership agreement with Our Watch to stamp out violence against women.

Our Watch chief executive Mary Barry said it was about making sure the policies and practices of an organisation reflect expectations ? and ensuring that there are consequences if they aren’t met.