Pavlich the new vice president of the AFLPA
Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich has been appointed as vice president of the AFL Players’ Association, while Collingwood’s Luke Ball is the new president.
The announcement came following the 2012 Annual General Meeting where GWS Giants co-captain Luke Power stepped down from the role of president.
AFL Players’ Association CEO Matt Finnis said:
“Luke and Matthew have been outstanding representatives for the Players’ Association in their roles of delegates and board members. The appointment of a president and vice president from different sides of Australia means the Association will continue to have strong representation on issues that affect all players.
Incoming vice president Pavlich, a board member since 2010, said he recognised the importance of the role of the playing group in voicing their support for key issues that affect players.
“As we continue into 2012 I look forward to working closely with the wider playing group to continue to tackle key issues affecting all players so that we can create legacies in the game that last long after we have retired,” Pavlich said.
Outgoing President Luke Power congratulated Ball and Pavlich, and said the Players’ Association was in strong hands, “Having worked with Luke and Matthew on the board for the past few seasons I am confident that the Players’ couldn’t be in better hands.”