Merger Plans Scrapped For Alberton And Mid Gippsland Leagues

Following backlash from local clubs

Merger Plans Scrapped For Alberton And Mid Gippsland Leagues

AFL Victoria has ditched plans to merge the Alberton and Mid Gippsland football/netball leagues for next season.

It follows a massive backlash from many local clubs in response to the announcement earlier this year. 

The 2019 season will see Mid Gippsland run with 9 teams after Yarragon moved into the Ellinbank League; while the Alberton Football League will remain with 6 teams.

The AFL Victoria Objection Appeal Panel has requested AFL Gippsland work with the Mid Gippsland, West Gippsland and North Gippsland leagues to accommodate the Alberton League in 2020.

A statement released on Friday states the Alberton clubs may need to be split up to ensure their survival.

Hit FM's Nick & Zoe spoke about it this morning. Catch up below!

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