Industry Players


The AFL Players’ Association has issued the following statement to be attributed to AFLPA Acting CEO Regan Bunny.

The AFL Players’ Association acknowledges Sport Integrity Australia’s assessment and report into the AFL’s Illicit Drugs Policy (IDP). The IDP is a joint policy between the AFL and AFLPA.

The AFLPA remains strongly committed to the principles that underpin the current IDP. The IDP is based on a medical model, entered into voluntarily by our members, that ensures the confidentiality of players and is designed to intervene, educate, and rehabilitate those who use illicit substances.

An independent review into the IDP has been completed by external experts and the AFLPA is currently waiting for the AFL’s first proposal on changes to the policy going forward. Any changes to the policy must be agreed by the AFLPA and AFL with the health, safety and wellbeing of our members front of mind.