1. What is AFL Recreational Football?
AFL Recreational Football is:
- Played in a friendly social environment
- Not physically demanding
- Not time dependant (45 minute games)
- Easy to Play - can be played by all ability levels, ages and genders
2. Who Can Play AFL Recreational Football?
AFL Recreational Football is designed so that anyone can play. Historically more 35% of all competitors have been female.
3. How do I find a team for AFL Recreational Football?
We encourage people to form their own teams, but if this is not possible we will endeavour to place people in teams. There are no existing clubs, AFL Recreational Football promotes social groups of players.
4. How many players on each team?
Each team consists of 12 players. 8 players are required on the ground at once with at least 3 females on the ground at one time. There are 4 reserves.
5. How is AFL Recreational Football Different?
AFL Recreational Football is non-contact and has modified rules that still incorporate the basic skills of traditional football.
Some of the Key Rule Changes are:
- 8 Players per team on the ground at any one time - 3 Forwards, 2 Centres and 3 Backs.
- Each team requires at least 3 Female Participants to be on the ground at any one time.
- No Contact Allowed
- To disposess a player in possession the opposition must remove one tag belt
- Turnovers occur if the ball touches the ground.
- A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance travelled.
- 9 points shall be awarded for a female goal, 6 points for a male goal.
6. What is the size of the Ground?
AFL Recreational Football is played on a Rectangular Ground 100m x 50m in diameter.