AFL players’ union to consider multimillion-dollar concussion trust proposal

AFL players’ union to consider multimillion-dollar concussion trust proposal

The Guardian

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  • AFLPA to meet concussion campaigner Peter Jess this week
  • Ensuring how players are covered in next CBA high on agenda

The AFL Players’ Association will meet this week with concussion campaigner Peter Jess to discuss his proposed $2bn compensation fund to cover footballers who suffer from the long-term effects of head knocks.

Guardian Australia understands the meeting, to take place on Thursday, has been organised with a view to nutting out the architecture of the landmark workers compensation-style trust, into which the AFL would theoretically pay a minimum of $25m a year for the next 80 years.

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