Thank you to those clubs who previously contributed your feedback to your league on proposed Player Points Policy allocations for 2021.
As well as this discussion there has continued to be ongoing discussion with AFL Victorian Country RGMs including providing thoughts from this feedback to attempt to have a level of consistency across country regions.
These clauses and processes within this document reflect the approach which will occur across AFL Victoria Country regions.
Approved Position: That all approved maximum player points allocated to AFL Goldfields clubs for the 2020 season will be retained at the same level for 2021.
Clubs which had been approved for more than 47 points by AFL Victoria for the 2020 season will require that this approval is again sought for the 2021 season.
These applications will be prepared by AFL Goldfields in partnership with that leagues AFL Goldfields CCSP sub-committee representatives so that all approved maximum points for clubs in 2020 are retained for 2021.
The current points as approved for 2021 are:
Various feedback was received in respect to the allocation of individual player points and any potential one point deductions for the 2020 season.
One point I wish to draw out was a belief from some clubs that metro leagues were acting outside the player points policy and that they should do the same.
They have not correctly interpreted what has occurred nor the actual Player Points Policy.
The Player Points Policy has always allowed within clause 7.5 for a metropolitan league or AFL Victoria Country region to determine the outcome of an application for reassessment of a players points at the discretion of the relevant Metropolitan League or Region Commission.
This is what the metropolitan leagues are doing however they promoted this as a given rather than as a result of an application for reassessment. In addition to the feedback within this region there has been RGM discussion to provide neighbouring regions with a level of consistency.
Therefore the individual player points provision for a one point deduction upon club application for the 2021 season will be:
Any player that played with a community club and received a Season of Service deduction in 2019 and did not transfer or permit to another community club in 2020, may receive a 1 point reduction for 2020 as a season of service when assessing that Player’s Point value at that same Community Club prior to the 2021 Season.
So this clause specifically refers to those players who were a multi-point player at the end of 2019 and remain with the club for 2021.
If clubs have retained players, it will free up points for additional recruiting for 2021. If they were at the top of their available points for 2020 through recruiting and they have retained these players then they will have the list which they deemed to be suitable for 2020.
If these 2020 recruited players have left the club then they will have freed up additional points for the club to recruit with for 2021.
The process which is going to be followed for reassessment of players to receive a one-point reduction for loyalty from 2019 through to 2021 is attached for your use when player lists are in places. Final dates for submission of these will be provided to all clubs later.
For Junior players the decision for recognition of the 2020 season is also for a local region subcommittee assessment upon club application.
Any junior player registered with an AFL Goldfields club who did not transfer out of this club in 2020 will upon application by their club be able to be assessed for 2020 being used as one season in the consideration of at least three seasons to become a home club 1 point player.
In each case these assessments would be undertaken by CCSP Sub-committee administration to ensure that the policy is being adhered to.
Full details of the application of processes and dates to be adhered to will be provided at a later date.