Non-Victorian clubs have voiced their opinions on the AFL's plan to create a top-up model to avoid postponed games this season.
According to Jon Ralph of The Herald Sun, the league has presented a model that would see each club pick 20 players from their state-league side to be eligible for AFL games in the event of COVID outbreaks.
The interstate teams have flagged that their potential top-ups would be much weaker than those in the VFL.
This allows for a fair player spread across the state league and means the two AFL clubs don't dominate.
As a result, the potential pool of top-ups isn't as deep as it is for the Victorian teams.
One proposed compromise is for South Australian and WA sides to have access to all state-league players in their respective states.
This would provide an upside for player's who aren't in an AFL side, giving them the chance to play at AFL level.
Non-Victorian clubs are still awaiting the rules around the size of travelling groups this season.
Ralph reports that clubs may be told to travel on chartered flights with a large number of emergencies.
What this means for state leagues is unknown given travelling nearly every second week would disrupt continuity in the programs.