Gillon McLachlan says AFL grand remaining venue to be introduced subsequent week


McLachlan informed 3AW on Friday that discussions had been ongoing. The MCG has a contract for the grand remaining till 2057.

“It [the decision] shall be subsequent week,” he stated. “We’ve been fairly constant [saying we will be] ready till the tip of August.

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“Wherever we land shall be in live performance with them [the Victorian government].

“It’s more and more wanting difficult in Victoria … and we’re having conversations with others.”

He stated it was probably the Brownlow Medal would comply with the grand remaining interstate.

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“Not sure however probably … we haven’t decided however most likely probably they go hand in glove [the Brownlow Medal count to happen where grand final is].”

After criticism of the punishment handed down on Thursday to Port Adelaide’s Peter Ladhams and Dan Houston for breaching COVID-19 protocols, McLachlan stated every pandemic breach was assessed on its deserves, and that league protocols had been holding up effectively.

Ladhams was suspended for three games and Houston two. The membership was fined $50,000, half of which is suspended.

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The pair had a gathering at Ladhams’ home on August three. They’re free to coach with their crew however not play.

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“Everyone seems to be assessed on its deserves,” McLachlan stated. “The details or the circumstance matter so there may be distinction in all of the breaches we’ve had.

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“There isn’t any danger on this scenario [for the players to train because it happened weeks ago and they’ve been tested].

“Sure [it was a wilful breach] … it’s unacceptable. It’s arduous to get your head round however we have to proceed to carry folks accountable. The overwhelming majority are abiding. We’re going effectively to this point and we’re not complacent about it.

“There’s all the time danger. The protocols are holding up. You’ve received to be tight on this.”

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McLachlan additionally voiced his dissatisfaction with the truth that West Coast’s Willie Rioli continues to be ready for a conclusion to his case with the Australian Sports activities Anti-doping Authority, after he examined optimistic for hashish virtually one 12 months in the past.

“Yeah, I discover the timing and the delays actually difficult right here,” he stated.

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“I’ve been in hassle for it earlier than, ASADA are our companion we take to each other however I’ve stated to them … the timing may be very difficult for people concerned.

“We’ve set to work arduous to enhance on.

“ASADA carry out and wonderful position however I do suppose we’ve received to do a greater job than this.”

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