Players want AFL to 'give a bit as well'

Tom Jonas of the Port Adelaide Power runs on to Adelaide Oval.
Tom Jonas of the Port Adelaide Power runs on to Adelaide Oval. BEN MACMAHON

AFL: The threat of a player strike during next year's AFL pre-season competition remains, but no talks have been scheduled to resolve the dispute.

The AFL Players' Association wants a percentage of fixed revenue paid to players under the new collective bargaining agreement, but says the AFL has not "come to the table” in the negotiations.

"Strike action is obviously your last measure,” Port Adelaide backman and players' association delegate Tom Jonas (pictured) said.

"We have got other measures before we get to that so hopefully it doesn't get to that stage. Obviously we would like to be out there playing football.

"We would be really keen for them (the AFL) to get in there and get some negotiations happening.

"We feel like we're giving a bit - we just want the AFL to come to the table and give a bit as well.

"So it's going to be potentially a slow process.”

Topics:  afl preseason

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