Good Friday footy looks set to be part the football calendar in 2017, with clubs backing the league’s push to introduce the fixture next season.
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North Melbourne, Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda are reportedly leading the race to play on Good Friday, with AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan saying there is “momentum” for the the game.
“I reckon the fixturing process will flush out the final decision, but there is momentum for it,” McLachlan said.
“I would say the majority of clubs support Good Friday football and there’s a fair bit of jockeying going on to be the teams that play if we go down that path.
“It’s (jockeying) done quietly, around corners and behind bushes.”