The AFL has revealed financial accounts for season 2015, including how much CEO Gillon McLachlan earned in his first full year in charge.
Mclachlan earned $1.7 million in 2015, the AFL documents revealed. While it is no where near Andrew Demetriou’s $3.8 million income in his final year in charge at the AFL, it is still a handy pay packet.
Overall, the AFL’s revenue increased by $33.3 million, to a record $506 million. However, the overall profit decreased from $10 million to $2.5 million, with the league handing out more money to clubs.
AFL clubs received $245.2 million in 2015 from the league, up from $218.3 million in 2014.
The AFL also distributed $39.4 million in game development grants.
“The AFL Commission and executive team have delivered the future broadcast rights agreement, and begun the process of building a new investment model, to ensure we make decisions for the next 20 years, not just for the next six,” AFL Commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick said.
“During this very demanding year, the AFL also began to lay the foundations for the most dramatic change to our game in its 150 years – the establishment of a national women’s league. We also reviewed second-tier and community football and have grounded our multicultural and indigenous growth strategy in the next generation academies,” Fitzpatrick said.
“The game is in very good shape, and we go into the 2016 season with a strong financial outlook, 18 competitive clubs, passionate members and exciting new projects that will build our future.”