Removing 50m arc would be interesting: Hocking

SEN - Fri, 14th Sep 2018 - 0 Comments

AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking has admitted it would be interesting to see how the game would change if the 50m arc is removed.

The competition committee made their recommendations to the AFL Commission yesterday, with a larger goal square one of the floated ideas.

While abolishing the 50m arc wasn’t a recommendation, Hocking has explained how exploring the idea could have merit.

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“Having watched football to the level we have, at all levels throughout the year, there is something really strange that happens around that 50m arc,” Hocking told SEN Breakfast.

“It would be interesting to have that taken out of the game just to see how it changes player’s behaviour.

“There is no doubt players and coaches utilise those lines on the oval, they use them almost for players to actually guide them as to where they need to be on the ground.”

Listen to Steve Hocking’s chat with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast in the player below

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