Corowa-Rutherglen has again applied for the maximum player points for next year.
The Roos are one of 15 clubs in AFL North East Border's area to request an increase on the standard number.
AFLNEB covers the region's premier competition, the Ovens and Murray, along with Tallangatta and District, Ovens and King and Upper Murray.
"Clubs will be notified early next week on whether they have been successful with their application," AFLNEB region manager Zac Guilfoyle revealed.
O and M clubs operated on a generic 38 points last season, but they were able to apply for more.
Corowa had 46 points, North Albury and Wodonga (44) apiece, while Myrtleford and Wangaratta Rovers boasted 40.
"It (the reason to approve an application) could be anything from a low population base, to lack of success over an extended period to lack of juniors to be able to transition as one-point players," Guilfoyle added.
It could be anything from a low population base, to lack of success over an extended period ...Zac Guilfoyle
Basically, clubs strive for as many one-point players, which includes their junior products, as possible with a player straight from the AFL, who isn't a junior, the maximum at six.
The O and M has elected to field an extra player on the bench next season, so all clubs have now been lifted to a standard 40 points.
AFL Victoria has placed a cap of 46 points and the Roos are targeting that figure.
"We need to apply to bring in a premium player that can help lift us up the ladder," Roos' head of football Craig Spencer suggested when quizzed on the reason for the application.
"For the clubs in the bottom half of the ladder, they need those extra points to be able to bring them onto an equal playing field."
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While the player points system has received criticism, particularly for district players attracting multiple points, it's generally been viewed as a success since its introduction for 2016.
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