AFL GippslandPakenham Gazette | AFL Victoria’s involvement in the ‘G25’ independent review into Gippsland football and netball has been brought into question after West Gippsland club presidents say they were told by an AFL Victoria paid employee on Monday night that their competition would remain unchanged for the time being.

The review – run by ColganBauer – is publicised as being independent of the AFL and is still calling for submissions until the end of this month from football and netball people all over Gippsland.

But Inverloch Kongwak president Peter Butcher, Nar Nar Goon counterpart Mick Keane, Phillip Island president Chris Ross, Garfield president Rod Murphy, Cora Lynn president Andrew Bergmeier, and Dalyston president Andy Thomas told the Gazette that all 12 clubs were already informed on Monday night – at a WGFNC presidents meeting with Richard Black, head of South Eastern Victoria (which includes both the Gippsland and South East regions) – that their competition would stay as is moving into 2021.

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