AFL Goldfields and AFL Central Victoria have been working on the implementation of one area agreement that will replace all individual area agreements between Leagues in both Regions.
Basically what this means is that we have simplified the process by developing one agreement that applies to all leagues in both Regions whilst giving Leagues the ability to develop by-laws to control which sections of the agreement apply and which don’t. Effectively it means Leagues have control over who they allow to compete in their competitions.
This also means that technically speaking, clubs can borrow players on interchange from any league that this area agreement applies to. Leagues adopting this area agreements include:
Ballarat Football Netball League
Central Highlands Football League
Maryborough & Castlemaine District Football Netball League
Riddell District Football Netball League
Ballarat Junior Football Netball League
Bendigo Football Netball League
Loddon Valley Football Netball League
Heathcote & District Football Netball League
North Central Football Netball League
Bendigo Junior Football League
A key component to this agreement is the ability to provide clubs with the final say on whether you allow your players to participate on interchange with another club. The club has the final say, not the player or parent. Obviously these decisions will be made in consultation with the player and parent however under this agreement, the final say will go with the clubs.
Overage exemptions are available to players that meet a certain criteria. Applications are made by clubs on behalf of players and are considered on a case-by-case basis by the league. Please see your club if you would like an overage exemption for your child