The AFL and AFLPA today reached agreement on a deal for players to take a reduction in their salary for the rest of the year of up to 70% as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. F Share T Tweet Q SMS W ... before the AFLPA became aware in the last 48 hours that it was not compulsory to enter Queensland. These statistics are not actual votes. Note: Party registration statistics are for states that have party registration. The AFL and AFLPA will also continue to work through implications for the current CBA and changes beyond 2020. New to Kayo?

Every match including the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. Further grants to the Association be cancelled until the end of October, which equates to more than $8m and includes payments for Injury and Hardship, Retirement Account, Player Development and Wellbeing, and Operating Grants. The AFL’s new insurance provider replaces Resolution Life with the deal reportedly signed after a tender process involving AMP and AFL player representatives. "There are issues like childbirth and those sorts of things that we know are on the horizon. After Smith’s payout, veteran AFL agent Peter Jess explained a number of former AFL players would be unable to qualify for a similar payout, due to the policies with the AFL’s main insurer. However AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh said everyone needed to be aware that such concessions did not solve the issues for all players, as each circumstance was different. He said all were united in doing everything necessary to ensure the game we love remains strong for every level of the community across the country. Players' association wants contract freeze lifted if season compressed, Victorian clubs grapple firstly with the prospect of being based in Queensland for up to 10 weeks. Sign up now! They are yet to formally agree to the extension but made a significant breakthrough when the AFL and Queensland government agreed to allow players' families and partners who had not left with teams originally to join them if they spent 14 days in quarantine at the Mantra Hotel in Southport. The players were clear in their commitment to their clubs, to our sport, to ensuring they did what they could to keep the community safe while also agreeing to the necessary agility and flexibility to enable us to play the remaining 144 games and finals of the Toyota AFL premiership season. “The players have been rocked by what has transpired all over the world in recent weeks and want to play their role to ensure that our great game comes through this strong and united.”   “The players have moved quickly to come to agreement with the AFL and the outcome is a fair one. “I know it has been tough on everyone in football but it was important that we come together to get through this crisis. “It means you have independent medical experts who say that you can be totally and permanently disabled as a result of multiple concussions suffered while playing AFL football. "But not all the reasons that mean players may not be able to be part of this need to be shared publicly, so hopefully everyone respects that.".
We have a long way to go but the actions of the players helps footy find a way through.”, Nat Edwards with all the latest Grand Final news, Damian Barrett and Callum Twomey with all the latest Grand Final and trade news, Cats fans get THAT finals feeling as Gary Ablett kicks one of his iconic running…, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has been recognised for his superb season, Brad Ebert has already agreed to pass on his jumper number for next season, Check out the eight-part series exploring the flag journeys of the AFL champions from…, Access All Areas discusses how Geelong will match up on Dustin Martin, and why…, Patrick Dangerfield has no concerns with the health of star teammate, This content is unavailable in your region. Collingwood forward Brody Mihocek suffered a nasty concussion earlier this year. Concussion has been at the forefront of AFL thoughts after former greats Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer and Danny Frawley were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after their brains were examined following their death. From 2019, fans will no longer be able to subscribe to AFL Live Pass through the AFL website. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan praised the AFLPA and the AFL players for their willingness to help clubs and the wider football industry to limit the financial losses being faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This issue has been incredibly complex and fast-moving and we have been able to achieve in a couple of days what would normally take months. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. Grab your Finals Pass to start streaming >. AFL Players to take a pay cut of 50% to the end of May and a pay cut beyond that of up to 70% if games are postponed for longer and 50% when games are resumed. Peter Ryan is a sports reporter with The Age covering AFL, horse racing and other sports. I know it is not easy but I want to thank Paul Marsh and Patrick Dangerfield for their leadership and the action the players have taken for the collective good of the football community,” Mr McLachlan said. Overseas? There are lots of partners that have their own careers and family commitments that mean they are going to stay in Victoria so those players are left in difficult positions. AFL Players’ CEO Paul Marsh said that the players have remained committed to playing their role in helping the industry move through this challenging time. Players have agreed to play until the end of December to provide flexible scheduling if required to complete the remaining 144 games plus finals of the Toyota AFL Premiership season. Last month, former AFL high-flyer Shaun Smith won a historic concussion damages payout after suffering brain injuries while playing football. He called on supporters and people within the industry to understand players may need to return from the hubs for personal reasons that should remain private. Claims with One Path can be made from December 1 with players eligible for incidents that cause head trauma and cognitive loss.

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Make sure you can vote by checking that you weren’t removed from your state’s voter rolls without your knowledge. “But if Shaun was insured with AMP he would not have been paid a cent.”. Grab your Finals Pass to start streaming > The freeze was introduced at the start of the season due to ongoing uncertainty about the size of future salary caps and the game's finances, with a collective bargaining review scheduled this year. The Players Association has called on fans to respect a players' privacy if they need to return from hubs while arguing that the contract freeze should be … He said all stakeholders across the industry – players, coaches, umpires, staff, clubs, corporate and broadcast partners, members and supporters were sharing the pain. The 2020 Map Begins with Florida. Mr McLachlan said it was vital to have the entire industry aligned to get the AFL competition, the 18 clubs and the wider football community through this challenge. Get all the latest AFL news, highlights and analysis delivered straight to your inbox with Fox Sports Sportmail. On Thursday, Nine revealed players across the competition had been informed of a decision by the AFL Players’ Association after they signed with a new total and permanent disability and death insurance provider.

It’s a complex situation and whilst there have been many discussions between the AFL and ourselves this week, they have been constructive and collaborative, and I thank Gill for his support through this. AFL and the AFL Players' Association release joint statement on player salary resolution. Catchup on all the latest action from the, WATCH: Massive news for AFL Evolution fans in lockdown. Jul 18th, 2020. In 2016 the presidential election was decided by just 77,400 votes. The AFL is set to change insurance providers. The issue is one part of the ongoing discussions between the league and the AFLPA as players from Victorian clubs grapple firstly with the prospect of being based in Queensland for up to 10 weeks to complete the final 100 games in the home-and-away season. The AFL Players Association wants the current contract freeze lifted to give uncontracted players more certainty about what lies beyond this season as they contemplate the practical implications, including the increased injury risk, of playing games off four-day breaks. "There will undoubtedly be players who can't go or who need to return home at some point. “This should be the game changer,” he told the Herald Sun. Based on recent polling, his chances of winning the popular vote in 2020 are at least as challenging as they were in 2016. Stream the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series from outside Australia on WatchAFL. He revealed that there had been an uptake in the use of wellbeing services provided by the Players Association during the coronavirus pandemic. Stream the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series from outside Australia on WatchAFL. Smith received a $1.4 million concussion damages payout from insurance company MLC, after it was recognised he had suffered a “total and permanent disablement” (TPD) after various head knocks during his time in the game. But, according to the Elections Assistance Commission, 7,009,501 votes were disqualified. "[We] reached a good position with the [AFL] to take up families who want to go," Marsh said. View the latest US election news, polls, results and voter information. We will come through this a stronger industry despite the adversity we all currently find ourselves dealing with.”    Under the agreement, the AFLPA has agreed that: Mr McLachlan said the AFL was committed to playing the remaining 144 games plus finals of the Toyota AFL Premiership season and would work with the clubs and the players on the most appropriate – and safe – resumption date.

A $250,000 grant will be delivered for the AFLPA to provide ongoing mental health and wellbeing services as well as financial advice given players’ changed circumstances and a $500,000 grant to be paid to allow AFLPA to assist players in financial hardship. Photo: Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images. Election Day is November 3, 2020. You can access more content with Watch AFL. He said the players were no different to the rest of the community, with the uncertainty affecting different people in different ways. "That is not easy and we need to work through that on an individual basis.". ... Vote: The greatest Origin players of all-time The Players Association met with their board, delegates and club leaders in two separate hook-ups on Wednesday to discuss the AFL's proposal to extend their time away beyond the original 32-day agreement, which was struck before Melbourne went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 spike. Mr McLachlan said the AFL was committed to playing the remaining 144 games plus finals of the Toyota AFL Premiership season and would work with the clubs and the players on the most appropriate – and safe – resumption date. "This is not going to be a solution for all players. Every match including the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. Registered Democrats have a 10,337,647 ballot request lead over registered Republicans.. However, you can still subscribe via the Apple App Store or the Google Play. “The players always understood the gravity of the situation and have agreed to take significant pay cuts to ensure we can keep the industry going. Jess explained he had acted for a former player who was unsuccessful due to the insurance with AMP.