1. AGE:

    All players to be aged 35 years or over in the current year. Clubs can play one 33 year old and one 34 year old, providing they are not playing Saturday football.

  2. DURATION OF MATCHES:

    Matches to be played over four quarters of 20 minutes each with no time on.

  3. TEAM SIZE:

    Teams to consist of 18 players on the field with an interchange bench. AFL Masters Australian Football – SA Division Inc. matches must be played with the same number of players on both teams. This may mean the lending of players from one team to another or reducing the number of players on a team at any time during the match.

  4. SCORING:

    To be on the following basis:
    Behind – Kicked by any type of kick 1 point
    Goal – Kicked by punt kick 6 points
    Supergoal – Kicked by dropkick 2 goals
    Player must be outside the goal square.
    Supergoal to be signalled by goal umpire waving 1 white flag and coloured flag.
    To be added to scorecard as 2 goals = 12 points.

  5. PENALTIES:

    1. BARGING. Any player attempting to barge through two or more opposition players will be penalized for holding the ball.
    2. MARKING. The player in front of the pack to be given every protection and opportunity to be paid the mark. Opposing players can spoil the mark provided there is no undue body contact.
    3. HOLDING THE BALL. Player in possession to be given a ‘more than reasonable’ time to dispose of the ball.
    4. PROTECTION FOR THE PLAYER PLAYING THE BALL. He is to be given utmost attention by the umpires. Any contact other than a side bump or waist tackle’ to be deemed ‘unduly rough play’. ‘Waist tackle’ is defined as a tackle on the opposing player to catch him ‘holding the ball’. The tackle is as per a fair tackle under the rules of Australian Football.
  6. ORDER OFF RULE:

    Field umpires shall carry red, yellow and green cards for all matches. Players given a card cannot be replaced for the set duration of the penalty period outlined on the card issued and must return the card personally to the umpire prior to returning to the field. Players can be ordered off for the following indiscretions:
    GREEN CARD
    Any player who commits the following offences:

    1.  Assaults another player or official – Minimum of 4 games suspension
    2. Intentionally attempts to trip by leg, by hand or by foot – Minimum of 3 games suspension
    3. Front on shoulder charging (shirt front) – Minimum of 3 games suspension
    4. Any second offence of the following red card offences could result in suspension for the remainder of the season.
    5. A third offence could result in being banned from participation in the AFL Masters Australian Football- SA Division Inc.
      The Management Committee reserves the right to enforce disciplinary action imposed by the Tribunal, on any person of a club not abiding by the ideals of AFL Masters Australian Football – SA Division Inc.
  7. RACIAL ABUSE:

    1. No player, spectator or official shall act towards or speak to any other person in a manner, or engage in any other conduct which threatens, disparages, vilifies or insults another person on the basis of that person’s race, religion, colour, descent, or national ethnic background.
    2. In the event that a person has contravened Rule 7.i an umpire, club or player may lodge a complaint in writing within 24 hours to the Executive Director, who shall call a tribunal meeting.
  8. DISCIPLINE:

    The Management Committee reserves the right to enforce disciplinary action on any person of a club not abiding by the ideals of AFL Masters Australian Football – SA Division Inc.

  9. BLOOD BIN:

    1. No person (i.e. players, umpires, trainers, runners etc.) shall participate in a game if he/she is bleeding or has blood on his/her uniform or person. A bleeding person will leave the field when directed to by the field umpire and may be replaced.
    2. The bleeding person cannot return to the field until the cause of the bleeding has stopped. The injury must be securely covered so that no blood is visible. Blood must be cleaned from the uniform and body to the satisfaction of the field umpire.
    3. PROCEDURE
      Only the field umpire in charge of play has the responsibility to send bleeding people from the ground. On noticing the blood or having the matter brought to his attention, the field umpire shall stop play at the next available break in play and then direct the person from the field. The person leaving the ground may do so from the nearest point. A replacement player may enter the field of play and take up his position, before the bleeding player has left the oval. The game can then proceed, once the replacement player is in position.