The H.A.C. is “reunifying” with the All Stars after the AFL released a statement on Wednesday saying it would not be making any further announcements at this time.
In a statement, AFL president Mark Evans said the HCA would “reassess” its relationship with the team in the future.
“The AFL wishes to make clear that the H.C., the AFL Players Association and its members are not interested in any further dialogue,” Evans said.
“We have worked together in the past on a range of initiatives, including the establishment of a partnership with the Victorian Football League in 2017.”
However, as we have said many times before, our position is that the AFL is not an appropriate partner for the AFL Clubs.
We will revisit this issue in due course and will make further announcements in due context.
“Evans added the AFL had reached out to the HHA in recent weeks and had asked for “a clear explanation” of its stance on the AFL’s decision to not renew the deal.”
As a member of the AFL Club and as a member-owned business, the HCHA will be seeking clarification of its position in light of the current developments,” he said.
Evans said the AFL would not continue to support the AFL for at least the next five years.
The announcement comes as a backlash against the HCLA was growing, with some players saying they wanted the AFL to reconsider its relationship.”
In response to the announcement, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan told the AFL on Wednesday it would make no further comment on the matter.”
I’m tired of them trying to force me to do what they want me to.”
In response to the announcement, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan told the AFL on Wednesday it would make no further comment on the matter.