The players in the Port Moresby Moni Plus 2023 Australian Football League (AFL) season, have been advised to make their decisions now as to which club they would like to play for this season.
The Port Moresby AFL Association President Mr. Douglas Lai explained that from this week until the third round of games of the season, players have a grace period to make their selections on their preferred clubs to join.
“If a player wishes to shift say from Lamana Dockers to the Kobonis, then that player can do so now. You have two weeks to move to another club.”
This is because last year a lot of players made requests to move from one club to another despite being already registered for one club and to address this, the two weeks window period was given.
This rule will also ensure that no club gets into trouble by losing points or having issues with player qualifications before the grand final, all because one player or players made a shift without authorization after being fully registered in another club.
The AFL Association has a list of registered players per club and has advised clubs to stick to it throughout the season.
The president made it clear that by the time its game three, everyone must be fully registered in the clubs of their choice. No more player movements after that; however, should players breach this rule, penalties will be imposed on the clubs that accepted them after the window period had closed.