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Door opened on points reduction

Players like Anglesea spearhead Jordan Erskine will be eligible for a points reduction in 2021. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

THE door has been opened for GFL, BFL and GDFL players carrying multiple points to receive a two-point reduction ahead of the 2021 season.

Following feedback and a review of AFL Barwon’s Player Points System Policy, and working in conjunction with AFL Victoria and the Community Club Sustainability Program, a player will only be eligible for a two-point reduction if they played five or more senior or reserve grade matches in 2019 with the club they register with next year.

“The unprecedented events of 2020 that resulted in no Senior Football and limited Junior Football being played have created a need for the CCSP working party and Local Regions to provide some minor amendments to existing policies for the 2021 season, whilst maintaining the integrity and purpose of the program objectives,” a statement from AFL Barwon said.

Total team points limits for clubs will remain at the level allocated for 2020.

However, AFL Barwon said clubs could ask for reassessments of both team and individual allocations.

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2021 TEAM POINTS ALLOCATIONS

GFL

St Joseph’s 40
St Mary’s 40
Colac 40
Bell Park 40
Leopold 40
Newtown & Chilwell 40
South Barwon 40
Grovedale 42
Geelong West Giants 44
St Albans 44
Lara 47
North Shore 47

BFL

Barwon Heads 40
Geelong Amateur 40
Anglesea 40
Drysdale 40
Modewarre 40
Ocean Grove 40
Torquay 40
Queenscliff 43
Newcomb 44
Portarlington 47

GDFL

Bannockburn 40
Inverleigh 40
Thomson 40
Werribee Centrals 40
East Geelong 42
Geelong West Giants 42
Anakie 44
Bell Post Hill 44
Belmont Lions 44
North Geelong 44
Winchelsea 44
Corio 47