THE Canberra Liberals has written to the head of the Australian Football League urging him to consider Canberra as a hub for the AFL.
Given Canberra’s success in dealing with COVID-19, the quality of Manuka Oval’s playing surface and supporting infrastructure, and the ACT’s proximity to Sydney, the Liberals Leader Alistair Coe says Canberra is an ideal location for the AFL.
“Canberra ticks all the boxes,” Mr Coe says.
“After an extraordinarily difficult year with the bushfires, hail and pandemic, there’s no doubt an AFL hub would create a new vibrancy in the community.
“It would be good for the local economy, and a great boost of morale for sport loving Canberrans. The importance of sport and culture to the broader community shouldn’t be underestimated.”
Mr Coe says strict health and hygiene protocols would help ensure the safety of players and spectators.