2018 AFLQ State Junior Football Rules & Regulations

Operation of Rules and Regulations

AFL Queensland shall continue to hold the charter to maintain and develop rules and regulations for junior football.

AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues will regulate their competitions through the provisions contained herein; these unified rules and regulations, the AFL Australian Football Match Policy for 5 to 18 year olds (as may be modified to suit different age groups), AFL Queensland policies, AFL national policies and codes of conduct, and resolutions of the Board of each respective affiliate made from time to time as per their submitted constitution.

AFL Queensland’s unified rules and regulations shall continue to foster a positive, encouraging and fun environment where all players and teams can participate on an equal footing. These unified rules and regulations support state wide unified game development and allow AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues and their member clubs to facilitate progressive junior programs, efficient and compliant administration and conduct healthy competitions.

AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues shall be responsible for ensuring their administrators, coaches, volunteers, parents, players and spectators act in a constructive and encouraging manner at all times.
AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues shall ensure their coaches understand their responsibility to their clubs and to the children and young people in their care. AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues shall communicate to their member clubs the need for parents to act accordingly at all times before, during and after any match or function representing AFL, AFL Queensland or each respective affiliate.

AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues shall ensure their member clubs provide equal opportunities for participation in sport for all children, regardless of ability, size, shape, gender, sexuality, age, disability, race or ethnic origin.

Clubs must ensure players all have the opportunity to participate actively and are given the opportunity to play at least three quarters of a match. To do otherwise is for the coach and the club to fail in one of its primary match day obligations to its players and its overall responsibility to the sport of AFL and to bring them collectively into disrepute.

AFL Queensland and its Affiliated Leagues must make all member clubs aware, that it is their responsibility to ensure all players, coaches, officials, and parents/guardians are aware of their responsibilities and follow them at all times and in so doing create a quality club environment of which they can be proud.


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