Updated March 15, 2020 11:30:49AFL clubs are poised to be under pressure to keep their payrolls under control.
Key points:The new AFL cap is set to kick in from July 1 and clubs can increase their payroll from thereThe AFL is aiming to increase its revenue from television revenue to $5.9 billion by 2021, up from $4.4 billion a year earlierUnder the new cap, clubs can only increase their salaries from July to August.
The limit is also set to be increased from $50,000 a year to $60,000 in 2019.
The AFL also said that in 2021, the club will be required to pay a further $300 million to the AFL Players’ Association for “the benefits, facilities and support provided by the AFL and the clubs to AFL players and other AFL-contracted players”.AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said on Tuesday the new AFL deal would help the league and players get more out of the revenue stream.
“We believe that the AFL will have an even bigger impact on the sport’s value than any cap,” he said.
“The new salary cap for 2021-22 will enable the AFL to deliver the revenue-generating benefits that the players deserve, including increased TV revenue, higher corporate hospitality, new sponsorship deals, and more.”
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