GOOD Friday football is set to get the go-ahead, but the AFL says it will not finalise a fixture until the 2017 draw is released.
Following an AFL Commission meeting in Brisbane on Friday morning, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan spoke on the long talked about subject.
Just a week after saying it was a "50-50" shot on Melbourne radio, McLachlan hinted it was almost across the line.
"There's no impediment at Commission level, and a level of enthusiasm to do it," he said.
The AFL boss said a number of clubs had expressed interest in playing the game – with Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne among those already reported – but would not elaborate further.
"The Commission has given us the ability to schedule on Good Friday. There's momentum," McLachlan said.
"A final decision will be made through the fixture process."