THE Victorian Country Football League is no more.
Country footy's governing body under went a name change earlier this month to become AFL Vic Country.
The change was part of the integration of the VCFL and AFL Victoria, as recommended in the AFL's review of football in country Victoria, conducted last year.
WorkSafe remains AFL Vic Country's naming rights sponsor.
VCFL football operations manager Brett Connell has assumed the role of AFL Vic country football manager, making him the key administrator of country footy.
VCFL chief executive Steven Reaper will take on the new role of AFL Victoria chief operating officer, heading up the organisation's business team.
Reaper said existing AFL Victoria regional development managers serving country Victoria would now report to AFL Victoria's country football department, headed up by Connell.
He said services currently offered by the VCFL would continue to be delivered through the new integrated structure and additional on-the-ground staff would be employed once regional commissions, as outlined in the AFL review, were established.
"It is important to note that until regional commissions are established, roles and responsibilities for staff in regional locations will remain the same as they are now," Reaper said.
"For example, VCFL area managers will continue to service you as they have been in the past.
"Once regional commission structures are put in place, some existing staff in regional locations will begin to take on new roles as football development managers who will then report locally to either a region general manager or regional commission depending on the location."