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Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Magill has a proud history of producing Nathan Basset and Joe Patfull, both former students who have played for AFL teams at the highest level.  Magill School have also had representatives participating in SAPSASA. Football matches are played on Saturday mornings during Term 2 and Term 3.  Training sessions are once a week and will be determined by the volunteer coach.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the following ways: Coaching / Management / Goal Umpiring / Time Keeping - Parent volunteers

Uniform – Magill School Guernsey (provided); green football shorts; bottle green football socks; football boots; mouth guard (recommended) (shorts, socks, boots and mouth guard available from sports stores).

Fees - $100

SANFL Schools Rule Matrix Link to document attached in email

Years 2/3

It is recommended that children have 2 years of Auskick experience before playing a Year 2/3 team. Child must be turning 7 in this current year. At this level the Australian Rules Game is played under modified rules as a “non contact” sport to assist in a child’s development and confidence to kick, carry and pass the ball in the skills of the game, also preventing overcrowding of the ball for safety reasons.

The oval is divided into three zones (forward, centre, back-line).

While children will have some contact in order to obtain the ball, any blocking, tackling or bumping is penalised. Any protective equipment is at the discretion of the carer/parent, with a mouth guard advisable as a minimum. The oval size, ball size and teams numbers are reduced (15 players-a-side).

The player can mark (modified to two hands just touching the ball), catch, handball, bounce (limited number), kick and run with the ball over a short distance.

Parent (volunteer) coaches are allowed on the field for coaching purposes. It is always helpful to have a second parent help manage the team, for the inclusion of other parents for goal umpiring and timekeeping duties. Half time fruit snacks can be an option for a team and rotated through the players parents.

Click here for Year 2/3 Footy Rules.

Years 4/5

A progression of rules from years 2/3, to allow limited contact and a modified form of tackling by one method of holding the back of the opponent’s guernsey while in possession of the ball. The oval and ball remain reduced in size. Players will be trained to remain in their positions, but zones are no longer in place. New rules about handling the ball are introduced with a ‘restraint or block’ move. Again, rules prevent crowding for safety reasons. Coaches are allowed on the field for coaching purposes.

Click here for Year 4/5 Footy Rules.

Year 5/6

Rules continue to develop towards the adult game on a full sized oval, but reduced ball size and modified rules for safety and ball sharing reasons.

Click here for Year 5/6 Footy Rules.

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Rachel Owens at or 8331 9422