President - Steve Burchill
Vice President - Jeff Nickson
Treasurer - Paul Magher
Registrar/Secretary - Arnold Keuker
Country Director - Maurie Soars
See AFLM Qld Executive for contact information
AFL Masters Rules
All field umpires are to have a minimum of AFLQ Club qualification.
Without exception, the umpire has complete authority during the game. Club delegates are to work with the umpires to ensure the Footy For Fun principle is maintained and any umpire requests are carried out.
Dissent, abuse, insults and aggression will not be tolerated. Umpires can at any time direct unacceptable behaviour through the club delegate for their remedy. Should an umpire deem it necessary, they can report any unacceptable player behaviour through the opposition team sheet or by direct correspondence to a member of the MAFQ executive. There is no need to make a direct report at the time. The MAFQ will then conduct an investigation by phone/email to determine any relevant penalty, and unless an error of identification has occurred, will side with the umpire.
UNDER AGE PLAYERS
Clubs are only allowed an underage player to make up team numbers. They cannot be used when over-aged players are available or just to make a team more competitive.
No more than three underage players can be on the field at any one time in either of the 35s or 45s competitions.
In order to take the field the player MUST already be 33/34 for the Over 35s or 43/44 in the Over 45s (there is no dispensation for a player turning 33 or 43 later in the year to take the field for a game).
All underage players must be identified on the team sheet and communicated to the opposition delegate and the umpires. Should an underage player display unfair ability or aggression, the opposing delegate has the authority to restrict the player's time on the ground and/or position or can even exclude him from the game.
Playing underage is a privilege and not a right, and the interests of overage players will always be a priority.
The player in front of the pack competing for a mark is to be given every protection and opportunity to take the mark. Any unnecessary or deliberate interference by an opponent player/s in attempting to mark or prevent the player in front of the pack from taking the mark shall result in a kick being awarded to the player in front of the pack. The interference could take the form of a knee or boot being put into a player’s body.
HOLDING THE BALL/BARGING
The player in possession of the ball is to be given a most reasonable time and every opportunity to dispose of the ball.
50 METRE PENALTY
A 50 metre penalty only, shall be applied in all instances.
Advantage will be paid in all instances.
To be on the following basis:
Behind - Kicked by any type of kick score 1 point.
Goal - Kicked by punt kick or kicked off the ground score 6 points.
SuperGoal - No longer applicable.
UMPIRES COLOURED CARDS (currently under review)
GREEN CARD - Automatic send off until end of current quarter plus one additional quarter.
YELLOW CARD - Automatic send off for remainder of the game.
RED CARD - As for Yellow Card plus 1 round penalty with referral to the MAFQ Management Committee for further action.
ORDER OFF RULE
Any player ordered off by the umpire can be replaced during the penalty period.
Players can be ordered off for the following indiscretions.
Verbal abuse or dissension to any person on field (i.e. Umpire, opposition player or team mate) or any self abuse using abusive language.
Unduly Rough Play (shirt front, charge, or any unnecessary tackle or challenge likely to cause injury)
Striking by fist, elbow or foot.
Second offence of Green Card will automatically attract a Red Card.
Receiving of a Green Card and Yellow Card in the same game attracts a Red Card.
Any player who receives a Red Card is automatically suspended for 1 additional Round
Plus a referral to the MAFQ Management Committee for further action.
Should any umpire submit a written report following the send off of a player, the MAFQ Management Committee will meet to decide any additional penalty to be imposed.
LOCAL PLAYING RULES
To be read in conjunction with playing rules
To participate in the National Carnival for Queensland, preference will be given to registered and active club members.
10.All Red Card send offs to be recorded by umpires in the form of a report and handed to or sent to the Secretary of MAFQ
11.Boundary umpires when available - throw in is in force.
When not available the following procedures are to operate.
The Club Delegate shall ensure that the Club for which he represents shall uphold the decisions of the MAFQ Management Committee.
The Club Delegate and Club Registrar shall ensure that every player is registered and has completed an MAFQ online registration form prior to playing any MAFQ game and registration forms and payments shall be given to the Registrar.
The Club Delegate shall ensure that all match fees are paid to the MAFQ Treasurer by the required date.
The Club Delegate shall ensure that a team sheet generated from SportsTG is completed on game day and that all players are recorded on and have signed the team sheet and that no unregistered player shall take the field.
MAFQ advises it takes no responsibility for loss or injury whatsoever to any participant in the Association.
You are reminded that it is YOUR responsibility for any loss or damage for both personal property or injury.
ALL CLUB DELEGATES MATCH DAY REQUIREMENTS
Every club must provide the following at every game regardless of venue.
No person under the age of 14 is to be on the field of play in any capacity i.e. water carrier, runner or goal umpire while a match is in progress; this is a responsibility of the clubs. Should this be noticed or brought to the attention of the umpires, they are directed to stop play immediately and instruct the Club to have them removed from the field of play. Play is not to commence until this has been done.
HOST CLUB REQUIREMENTS