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Magill School

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Australian Rules Football


To register for the upcoming season, please download the Qkr! App by clicking the picture or link below and add Magill School.  Registrations are now paperless.

Magill has a proud history of producing Nathan Basset (ex Norwood & Crow player, & successful SANFL back-to-back premiership coach) and Joel Patfull (current player for the Brisbane Lions) and other Magill reps in SAPSASA participation. It would be great to encourage the next generation and not see it die out!

School football

SANFL Schools Rule Matrix

Fees - $110

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). 

Timetable – Saturday morning games during Terms 2 and 3 – timetable issued by SANFL, training TBC by coach (once a week).

Registration – week 5 term 1 available

Coaching / Management / Goal Umpiring / Time Keeping - Parent volunteers

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.

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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.

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Year 6/7

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.

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Contact:  Rachel Owens 8331 9422