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Brad Scott to head AFL Victoria


Former North Melbourne coach Brad Scott will become the new head of AFL Victoria as part of an AFL restructure that will see around 20 per cent of roles at headquarters directly affected.

AFL staff were informed of the organisation's new structure on Monday morning, meeting both with their respective managers and being addressed by chief executive Gillon McLachlan.

Brad Scott will be the new head of AFL Victoria.


A new structure with eight executive general managers was outlined. Longstanding executive Darren Birch will leave the organisation by year's end, while Ray Gunston will shift to a contractor role.

Travis Auld, Walter Lee, Sarah Fair, Steve Hocking, Kylie Rogers, Tanya Hosch, Andrew Dillon and Brian Walsh will remain executives below McLachlan.

As part of the restructure, the AFL's state bodies will be integrated into the central organisation.

AFL Tasmania chief Trish Squires will become the new head of AFL Queensland, while former North coach Scott – who joined the league this year in a game innovation role – will head AFL Victoria.

The restructure was announced as part of a cost-cutting process in the wake of COVID-19.