The 10 key issues new AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan must address:
1. Strengthen the AFL’s relationship with the paying public
There is growing frustration over the rise in the cost of tickets (and the variable ticket pricing), food and drink.
2. Female representation
It’s time for the AFL to have more women executives.
3. Help the weaker clubs
Improved equalisation measures are a must to help the financially struggling and poorer-supported clubs.
4. What to do with Tasmania
McLachlan wants one team only in Tasmania. Could a semi-relocation be on the cards?
5. Fallout from Essendon
It remains to be seen if infraction notices are handed out. If so, this will be a huge early test for him.
6. A night grand final
Television executives want it to boost ratings. Will McLachlan budge?
7. Good Friday football
Debate rages but it’s time for the AFL to move with the times.
8. Grass roots
The AFL must keep a vigilant eye on struggling country and suburban clubs.
9. Player pay
The players want an increase in the average wage of more than $250,000 – but can the game afford it?
10. New Zealand
McLachlan says expansion into NZ with St Kilda is a priority but is this really going to work?
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