MCG still a chance for GFL
- Updated: March 20, 2017
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.