MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 29: Gillon McLachlan CEO of the AFL speaks to the media during the 2016 AFL Season Fixture Launch at AFL House on October 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Four clubs in the running for Good Friday footy

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.

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.”


  1. Carlton have the best up and coming young group that will produce really good footy the next 8 years they have to be one of the teams vs the pies would be a sell out the next 5 years at least

  2. hows this for an idea Jake Gething. back to back games all four clubs etihad stadium day & night match. Each year they rotate who they play and time slot.

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