Philosophy

Welcome to AFL Masters
Aussie Rules Footy for Fun
and Fitness for the Mature Sportsman,
whether novice or stalwart.

The Game of AFL Masters Australian Football (AFLM) provides
the opportunity for players 30 years and over to enjoy the game of
Aussie Rules Football in a safe, supportive, family orientated and fun environment.

AFL Masters Philosophy

Each AFL Masters club, "the Club" is committed to the ideals, principles and disciplines of AFL Masters as expressed in the this Philosophy and Code of Conduct.

The Executive Committee of each club requires all members, players and supporters to commit to and abide by the Philosophy and Code of Conduct.
All members, players and supporters should take the time to read them carefully and acknowledge their commitment by signing the attached Members Code of Conduct Form and returning it to the Club.
The Members Code of Conduct Form must be signed by the member, the President and witness prior to the member being accepted as a member of the Club.

The most important aspect of our game is that it is "Football for Fun".

It is in this spirit that some states have no ladders, finals or best & fairest awards.
All AFL Masters participants should adhere to this philosophy
and accept the following guidelines:

1. Egos are to be left at home.

2. We should recognise good performance and applaud the efforts of both teams and umpires.

3. Criticism of other player's performance and ability is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

4. The game is played for fun and enjoyment by all.

5. Disputing an umpire's decisions or abuse of any umpires is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

6. On field and off field fighting, violence or bad language is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

7. Games Selection Criteria. We obviously need far more players to get through a season than can take the field at the start of any given match, and whilst every player will be given the chance to play, selection cannot help but be influenced by the following:-

paid membership, attendance at training, participation in club activities and duties and willingness to travel to away games.

8. The above does not mean that players who cannot train or play regularly will not be welcomed and get a game, however they must be prepared to accept and understand our priorities, just as we understand that at our age there are a variety of factors that prevent some players being available each week.

9. Not withstanding point 7, every effort will be made to give all players equal time on the ground.

10. Hospitality to visiting teams is very important. Every player is required to bring afternoon tea to all home games. As we partake of other team's hospitality during our travels to away games, all players should recognise the importance of returning the favour.

11. AFL Masters recognises the importance of involving our families in our activities and will continue to make a conscious effort to do so.

12. New players are always very welcome, but should be made fully aware of the Philosophy and Code of Conduct and adhere to what is required of them as a representative of the club and Masters Australian Football.

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