MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Bulldogs head coach Luke Beveridge talks to the media during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on June 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has brushed off the AFL's introduction of a competition-wide ban on sparring and combat boxing sessions.

The AFL took action after a concussion was sustained by Hawthorn youngster Mitch Lewis in the boxing ring at Waverley Park in early June.

As well as the ban on combat sessions, the league also announced a strict clampdown on supervised boxing sessions at training.

The Bulldogs head man was hardly pleased at the AFL's latest enforcement.

"The AFL should never be in the business of telling clubs how they can train and how they can't train", Beveridge said.

"It's really important that messages out of AFL house aren't too directive and too arbitrary around what you can and can't do".

Beveridge made an announcement of his own, stating the Bulldogs would continue their boxing sessions until they heard more detailed information from the league.

"Our boxing coach Johnny does a magnificent job with our players one-on-one, there's a lot of sparring with mitts, and just because one club gets it wrong from a risk management point of view it doesn't mean that every other club all of a sudden becomes vulnerable and needs to eliminate the risk", Beveridge said.

"So we'll continue boxing with Johnny and it's a really important part of our program, an important conditioning aspect to what we do.

"We don't spar player to player, but we haven't been told what we can and can't do. Until we get something formal then we won't even really take much notice but we'll definitely be continuing with what we do with our boxing coach".