The MCG is the likely venue to host the Victorian Championships main game next season, featuring the ranked two MPNFL, up against the best in the business, the Geelong Football League.
AFL South East, along with AFL Victoria, are pushing to have the game played as a curtain raiser to the Round eight clash between Essendon and Geelong.
Planning is already well underway for the 2017 campaign with coach John Hynes and his fellow selectors in Gavin Artico, Pat Poore and Paul Hopgood already finalising squads.
The squad squad is expected to be finalised this week and players notified before Christmas.
Having being smashed by the GFL two seasons again, coach John Hynes said at the time that the preparation of the opposition was the key to the performance.
“Geelong is always well prepared, they pick their squads early, their players are dedicated to the cause and their number one ranking is testament to that,” Hynes said previously.
“If we are to truly contend, we need to be more organised, more committed and I think our playing squad will absolutely buy into that,” he said.
The first training session will be in mid-January.