Posts Tagged "AFLPA"

The AFL and the players’ union are set to resume pay discussions in the hopes of averting a pre-season strike.

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The AFL players’ union have reached out to former Essendon coach James Hird amid growing criticism of his treatment prior to his health crisis.

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Current and former Essendon players issued show-cause notices by ASADA have been given an extension to respond to their charges.

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The AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA) hope key official Ian Prendergast will stay for the coming crucial weeks, despite him missing out on the chief executive’s job.

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The AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA) is vehemently opposed to the introduction of an interchange cap, saying there is no good reason why it should go ahead.

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AFL Players’ Association chief Matt Finnis says the league’s statement of grounds outlining charges against Essendon over the club’s use of supplements is shocking and distressing.

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The AFL players’ association says those investigating the Essendon supplements saga have recognised that while players were caught up in the situation, those guiding them are culpable.

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CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis has called for doping authorities to scrutinise clubs more in their role of directing players towards the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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On Monday, I had the privilege of attending the AFL Players Association’s Player Induction Camp for new draftees, held at Etihad Stadium.

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It wasn’t all that long ago some people scoffed at the idea of AFL footballers earning money – let alone demanding pay increases – for the privilege of playing at the top level.

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The biggest threat to the AFL in the future may not be from another code, but rather the brain.

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Although it’ll be a challenge, the AFL says it will speak with players over their push to revive State of Origin.

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2011 was the final year the draft and trading windows operated under the current system, before free agency will hit the AFL player trade system in 2012.

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Like a fine wine, some things take a while to settle to everyone’s satisfaction. For the last 19 months the AFLPA and the AFL have waged a war of words in the media about affordability, cost and potential action.

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AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou doubts the league’s pay dispute with its players will be resolved before the grand final.

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It was a poor reflection on the football media that many journalists swallowed the AFL press release about its $1.144 billion pay offer to players and opined it was an offer “too good to refuse”.

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The talks between the AFL and the AFL Players’ Association have broken down, as the $1.144 billion dollar deal made by the AFL was rejected by the AFLPA, who are demanding a ‘front-loaded’ three year Collective Bargaining Agreement instead of the five year deal offered.

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Melbourne, Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs have no one else to blame than themselves for the fact they have each lost a talented young player.

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Brownlow Medal favourite Chris Judd says it is no coincidence that the rise in influence of his Carlton midfield colleagues has coincided with his second AFL players’ association’s most valuable player (MVP) award.

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The average AFL player will earn more than $250,000 a season from next year if the players’ union says yes to a new pay deal.

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