Roosters to meet with AFL partner North Melbourne to discuss players

NORTH Ballarat Roosters will meet with AFL partner North Melbourne on Thursday to finalise player affiliation.

This year may take a little extra fine-tuning with the Roosters decision to scrap their development team but North Ballarat chief executive officer Mark Patterson said he expected, as with most years, there would be no major change.

It is an annual process the Kangaroos undertake with both its Victorian Football League partners – the Roosters and Werribee – in evenly splitting AFL-listed players.

The Roosters met with North Melbourne when deciding to move to a sole VFL senior team, to outline basic processes for players that would have traditionally played in the development team – like a player returning from injury or project players like American international rookie Eric Wallace.

Patterson said the general understanding was any Kangaroos allocated to the Roosters would play VFL senior football.

The Kangaroos will consult with the Roosters and Werribee next week before any final decisions are made.

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