Despite some resistance from fans, AFL players have given their tick of approval to shorter half-time breaks.
The Age’s Jon Pierik is reporting that the AFL Players Association has no issue with a 15-minute break being trialled during the Marsh community series or its potential introduction into the home-and-away season.
The reduction in the length of half-time is an attempt to keep television viewers locked in and bring down the overall length of the product.
Fans who plan to attend games have raised concerns with the shorter break, suggesting they won’t have enough time to get food or go to the bathroom. The half-time Auskick may also be impacted.
The Marsh community series gets underway on February 20th, with the Saints and Hawks meeting at Moorabbin.