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Momentum grows for Good Friday game

  • Momentum grows for Good Friday game

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Maverick Weller of the Saints is tackled by Josh Dunkley of the Bulldogs during the round 18 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

A week after claiming it as only a 50-50 chance, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has hinted at Good Friday featuring in the 2017 draw.

McLachlan said there was momentum for the match after emerging from an AFL Commission meeting on Friday in Brisbane.

But the AFL boss said everyone would need to wait until the 2017 draw was unveiled for confirmation.

"There's no impediment at commission level and (there is) a level of enthusiasm to do it," he said.

"The commission has given us the ability to schedule on Good Friday. There's momentum.

"A final decision will be made through the fixture process."

McLachlan said a number of clubs had expressed interest in playing the game.

North Melbourne, Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide are believed to be among those clubs.

Good Friday is set to fall on April 14 next year, which is likely to be in round four.

Late last week, McLachlan said he was a bit divided on the concept.

"It's 50-50," he told Melbourne radio 3AW.

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