Main content

Suns, Dees to meet with Commission after disastrous seasons

Buddy's declaration, Bevo calls for calm, plus Crows' awkward retirement Nat Edwards with all the latest footy news

OFFICIALS from the bottom two teams will present to the AFL Commission next Tuesday.

Gold Coast and Melbourne will outline financial and business plans at AFL headquarters as their disastrous on-field seasons come to a close.

The Suns will be seeking a suite of assistance packages, including priority selections in the NAB AFL Draft.

Gold Coast has lost 17 matches in a row. Picture: AFL Photos. 

It is believed the club will ask for the No.1 overall as part of their submission.

There has already been significant opposition from rival clubs to the draft assistance request from Gold Coast, which has never finished higher than 14th in its nine AFL seasons.

 

Melbourne has fallen from a preliminary final to 17th this season, and while membership increased in 2019, crowds have fallen dramatically late in the year, which will adversely impact on accounts.

All clubs which receive extra financial distributions from the AFL appear before the Commission on a rotating basis.

Twitter: @barrettdamian