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Players’ talk social on day two

An insight into the digital world, the future of Ladder, laws of the game and priorities for the CBA review were high on the agenda on day two of the annual Directors and Delegates Conference.

Jonathan Simpson from Twitter Australia spoke to the delegates about how best to leverage the social media to boost their personal and collective brands.

CEO of Ladder Mark Bolton discussed the achievements of Ladder in 2013 in particular the opening of new bases in Geelong and South Australia.

The charity also outlined its plans for 2014 including the possibility of more locations, and how the players can have greater influence over where their donations go.

The players will now will return to their respective clubs and present the key outcomes of the conference and invite feedback to help the delegates and the AFL Players’ Board drive the 2014 agenda.

It was the first conference for a number of new delegates including Mike Pyke of the Sydney Swans, Andy Otten of the Adelaide Crows, David Swallow and Tom Lynch of the Gold Coast Suns, Daniel Rich of the Brisbane Lions and Tom Jonas of Port Adelaide.

Overall it was another successful conference with plenty of valuable feedback and ideas presented by the players and staff.

40 years on from the formation of the Players’ Association the topics of discussion at the conference provided a telling indication for how far the body has come since 1973.

See below all the action on social media from our annual Delegates and Directors Conference and 40th Anniversary Dinner where four life memberships were presented.