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Volume 6 No. 212
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AFL Changes Role Of GM Of Football Operations As It Looks For A Replacement

The Australian Football League "will appoint its new general manager of football operations before the start of the home-and-away season after short-listing six candidates," according to Glenn McFarlane of the HERALD SUN. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said that interviews for the role "would begin soon." For the first time, he also revealed "how the role would be different to the one Adrian Anderson held for nine years." He said that "there would be changes to the position, making it a much more football-focused role, with all levels of the talent program returned within its jurisdiction." Demetriou confirmed that "the all-important integrity department would be separated from the football operations role. Demetriou said, "The integrity unit, which includes all of the compliance areas, the salary cap, all of the betting stuff, the surveillance and the investigations, will be moved out into a stand-alone unit, which will operate under the legal part of our business" (HERALD SUN, 2/25).