WRFL Season 2017 News
AFTER a meeting of the board on Monday night, the WRFL has made some announcements regarding the 2017 competition structure, Player Points System and Salary caps.
Following considerations of proposals written by senior clubs and a report on other relevant matters the board has decided on the following competition structure for next season:
Division 1 – 10 Teams
Division 2 – 7 Teams
Division 3 – 8 Teams
For the 2017 season, AFL Victoria has mandated a maximum of 48 points per team, with individual leagues free to set their own points cap at 48 points or fewer.
The views of all clubs fielding senior teams were canvassed earlier this month in order to inform the WRFL Board’s determination.
The board has also endorsed a reduction in the total team points for all WRFL clubs to 45 points.
Finally, as part of a total club sustainability package, AFL Victoria has flagged the introduction of salary caps from 2017 onwards, to complement the Player Points System.
The views of all WRFL clubs fielding senior teams were canvassed to assist in the Board’s deliberations and the Board resolved that the maximum salary caps to apply for 2017 WRFL competition be:
Division 1 $225,000
Division 2 $100,000
Division 3 $ 50,000