New AFL committee to look at low scoring

Roger Vaughan

The AFL's new Competition Committee will have plenty on its plate when the 12-man group meets for the first time in Melbourne.

Mid-season player movement, low scoring and AFLX highlight a packed agenda.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire, senior coaches Brad Scott and Chris Fagan and current players Patrick Dangerfield and Steven May are on the committee.

It is the brainchild of AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking, who established the committee as a central body to oversee the health and future of the game.

The group replaces previous AFL bodies, such as the laws of the game committee.

The AFL is likely to introduce some sort of mid-season player movement next season and the committee will thrash out how that will operate.

Scoring is down and there is considerable debate about the state of the game, with concerns over player congestion.

AFLX was played for the first time in the pre-season and Thursday's inaugural meeting will look at the future of the concept.

Another important topic will be the AFL calendar, with the AFLW expanding next year.