GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Joel Selwood of the Cats (left) leads the team off the field at half time with Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats during the 2018 AFL Round 04 match between the Geelong Cats and the St Kilda Saints at GMHBA Stadium on April 15, 2018 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL is contemplating cutting the half time interval from a 20-minute break to 10 in a move that aims to reduce the entire length of a match.

League boss Gillon McLachlan and head of operations manager Steve Hocking proposed the change to club executives at an AFL House meeting before Wednesday night’s national draft.

The shortened break will benefit fans both at the ground and watching on TV, with some games scheduled to start slightly earlier than previous seasons.

Clubs were also alluded to moving the traditional half time Auskick play to pre-game, which will be beneficial for the younger audience.

As reported by the Herald Sun, a league spokesperson confirmed that these changes are in serious consideration for the 2020 season. The proposed adjustments would not see the quarter-time and three-quarter time breaks altered.

There are many coaches and players who believe the game period is excessive, but these changes will need to be trialled before anything is put into place. Players are expected to be consulted before anything is set in stone.