25 February 2018
Lakes Entrance - Main Beach
$90 per team
Open - teams can be made up of any mix of male and female and all ages
An AFL 9s field is rectangular in size and divided into 3 zones, Forward, Midfield and Defensive zones. At the start and restart of play, the 9 players on each team must be divided so that 3 players of each team are in each zone of the field. After each start / restart of play there are no restrictions on player movement around the field.
Start and restart of play
Out of bounds
Gaining possession of the ball
A turnover occurs when the ball touches the ground as a result of a kick, handball or marking attempt and when the ball goes out of bounds
A player may stay in possession of the ball for a maximum distance of 30 metres involving one bounce unless
Ball touching the ground
A turnover occurs anytime the ball touches the ground, with possession being given to the opposing team of whoever touched the ball last.
The exceptions to this rule are:
Dispossessing the player in possession
When a player in possession of the ball is touched by an opponent but deemed to have ‘no prior opportunity’, the umpire will call TOUCH and the player must kick or handpass within two steps or two seconds. Failure to do so will result in a free kick being awarded to the opposing team.
When a player in possession of the ball is deemed to have had ‘prior opportunity’ to dispose of it when touched by an opposing player, the umpire will award a Free Kick to the opposing team.
Run and Bounce
When a player is moving while in possession of the ball he/she must bounce the ball or touch it on the ground after 15 metres. A player in possession may bounce the ball only once. He/she must dispose of it by hand or foot and may not touch it again until it has been touched by another player.
Disposal of the ball
The ball must be disposed of by a handball or kick (as per the Laws of Australian Football). Players are not permitted to throw or hand the ball to another player or a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team.
The umpire shall call “Play On” in the following:
Only designated forwards can kick for goal within their forward scoring zone. This can be during general play by receiving a kick or handball; or upon marking the ball and taking a set shot for goal. A designated forward may kick for goal from a from a Free Kick (initiating contact, holding the ball etc. but not from a turnover from either the ball hitting the ground or going out of bounds. To be eligible to shoot from a set shot, the player kicking for goal must be inside the scoring zone.
In mixed competitions, a goal scored by the female forward is worth 9 points
The field umpire will be the sole judge of whether the kick for goal was successful.
Bumping / Tackling / Barging
There is to be no contact or spoiling, players cannot: