AFL Riverina have voted in a reduced salary cap for the 2020 season.
The AFL Riverina board backed the AFL's strong recommendation of a nationwide salary cap reduction for any 2020 season at a board meeting on Sunday.
Instead of adopting the proposed reduction in half, then on a pro rata basis, AFL Riverina introduced a $25,000 salary cap for both the Riverina and Farrer League competitions.
AFL Riverina chairman Michael Irons said there was some opposition from clubs but ultimately the decision was made in their best interests.
"It's one of the key aspects to reducing operational costs for clubs to be able to have a season this year," Irons said.
As a result of the decision, clubs will need to revisit all player contracts for the 2020 season.
The salary cap for both competitions this year was originally set at $95,000, from $100,000 the year before, so the new figure is a significant reduction.