VFL Confirm Alignment Deal
AFL Victoria Chief Executive Officer Peter Schwab today confirmed that AFL Victoria has sanctioned an alignment agreement from 2009 between the Sandringham Football Club and the St Kilda Football Club for the next five years.
This agreement has been made taking into consideration a number of elements including Melbourne’s proposed move to Casey Fields.
Schwab said the alignment change was a strategic move for the future growth and success of the VFL and the game generally.
“The VFL has been evolving since its major restructure at the end of 1999,” Schwab said.
“The VFL’s strong foundation has made it possible for changes in alignment to take place.
“These are not spur of the moment decisions. They are well-thought through strategies for the betterment of both the VFL and AFL clubs and Victorian football generally.”
As a result of this move by Sandringham, Melbourne will now need to determine where their position in the VFL lies, be it stand alone or a new alignment with one of the now four stand-alone VFL clubs; Tasmania, Casey Scorpions, Port Melbourne and Frankston.