AFL WesternDistrictThe Standard | South West footballers have declared they would play for free as the region's clubs battle with the fallout of the coronavirus-enforced break. AFL Western District announced on Tuesday night that its six football and netball leagues would not return until at least June as the sports; hiatus continued.

The Standard conducted a survey with 18 players from the Hampden and Warrnambool and District leagues on Thursday relating to issues around payments, the possibility of football returning, alterations to fixtures and rules if seasons resume. All players quizzed agreed they would play for free for one or two seasons if asked to do so by their clubs.

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