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Victorian VFL captains at the 2021 season launch. Picture: AFL Photos

THE VFL competition will return to an 18-game home and away season in 2022, an adjusted 23rd player rule has been reinstated, and clubs have been given a 10 per cent increase in their salary cap as part of a host of rule changes released by the AFL.

After 2021 was initially set down for 16 matches across 19 rounds, the new fixture will start on the weekend of March 26-27 and feature 22 rounds, with the 21 clubs receiving four byes each.

Matches, dates and starting times will again align with the AFL schedule wherever possible, but each club will receive nine home matches as they welcome their loyal members and supporters back to the footy.

The salary cap has been increased from $200,000 to $220,000 for VFL standalone clubs and from $100,000 to $110,000 for the AFL and AFL-aligned outfits, with a key concession added in a bid to encourage senior experienced players to remain in the competition and develop their coaching skills.

From VFL Website

Reported by Brendan Rhodes

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ANOTHER young star will shine bright when the VFL announces the winner of the prestigious Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal on Thursday night.

SKROBALAK APPOINTED VFL HEAD COACH

Sep 23, 2021 | News

The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Skrobalak as the club’s 2022 VFL Head Coach.

Adam comes to the club with a wealth of experience gained across the Local, VFL, and AFL landscape. Adam was an assistant coach at the Borough in 2012 and most recently had 7 years at St Kilda FC.

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