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MCG still a chance for GFL

Will the GFL get the chance to play on the home of football? (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

AFL Barwon should know by the end of the week if the GFL will get the chance to defend its ranking as the No.1 commuity league in Victoria on the MCG.

As K rock Football.com.au revealed in December, negotiations, which included the AFL, have taken place that will hopefully see the GFL take on Mornington Peninsula as a curtain-raiser to the Essendon-Geelong Country Round match on May 13.

“We’re waiting for the AFL to confirm where all the games will be,” AFL Barwon boss Lee Hartman said.

“I think there’s a few venues in Melbourne they’re trying to secure – MCG, Punt Road and IKON (Princes) Park, as well.

“That should happen in the next week or so.”


Hartman is “very hopeful” the GFL’s best will get a chance to showcase their talents at the home of football.

“Because the level of interest in top-end Interleague games with the amount of draftees we’ve had over the last 4-5 years is really showing through,” he said.

“If we can get on a venue like that, it’ll make it a very attractive proposition for the players to stick up their hands.”

The GFL’s last appearance at the MCG came in 2003 when it defeated the Bendigo league.

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