Caroline Wilson says there’s anger growing between some Victorian clubs and the AFL
There’s growing tension between the AFL and its Victorian-based clubs, says Caroline Wilson.
It follows a function hosted by Jeff Kennett last week that saw several other presidents – Eddie McGuire, Colin Carter, Peter Gordon, Peggy O’Neal, Glen Bartlett and Mark LoGiudice – meet to discuss reinforcing their place in the pecking order.
It led to a phone call from AFL chairman Richard Goyder.
“I know he called at least three or four of them and communicated his disappointment that the meeting was held,” Wilson said on 3AW.
It also raised the ire of presidents from non-Victorian clubs.
“They’ve apparently been reminding the Victorian via others that there is an ‘A’ in the AFL and not a ‘V’ anymore,” Wilson said.
Wilson says there was growing frustration at a lack of transparency from AFL House, as well as clubs feeling like “franchisees” as opposed to shareholders.
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