Player Points System

BY-LAWS EXERT - SCHEDULE B3: PLAYER POINTS SYSTEM (PPS)

1. APPLICABLE GRADES
The PPS is only applicable to the following WAAFL mens League grades; A, B, C1, C2, C3 and C4.


2. TOTAL TEAM POINTS
a) Total Team Points are not to exceed 43 points per team per match.

b) Total Team Points shall be calculated on the total player points allocated to each player per match.

c) Total Team Points are to be visible on the respective team sheets prior to the commencement of
each match.

d) Each player listed on the team sheet shall be allocated player point(s) in accordance with this
schedule.



3. PLAYER POINTS CATEGORIES
a) All players (including playing coaches) registered or on a Type 2 Local Interchange Permit in the
WAAFL shall receive a player points allocation of 1 point, unless determined otherwise in
accordance with the Player Points Categories.

b) A player is deemed to have ‘played’ when he is listed on the team sheet, is at his respective match,
dressed in his playing uniform and ready to play.

c) Where a player plays in a competition predominantly conducted during March to October who, in
the same or following year, plays in a competition predominantly conducted during November to
February (‘the Summer Competition’), the Summer Competition shall be disregarded for the
purposes of determining the player’s points category attributable to that player upon a subsequent
transfer or permit.

d) A player who does not meet any of the Player Points Categories shall apply to the General Manager
who shall determine the player’s points category.

Table 1: Summary Player Points Categories




 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

CLUB OF ORIGIN (1 point)
A player’s Club of Origin is the first WAAFL club the player played at prior to playing at another senior
football club.

Club of Origin dispensation is conditional to players;
1. Registered (not Type 2 Local Interchange Permit) with the WAAFL club at the time of playing his
first WAAFL colts or senior match.

2. Returning directly from AFL or WAFL (League/Reserves/Colts and interstate equivalents) by way of
transfer or Type 2 Local Interchange Permit to their first WAAFL club.

For the avoidance of doubt, Club of Origin dispensation cannot be applied where;

a player progresses directly from junior football and plays AFL or WAFL (League/Reserves/Colts or
interstate equivalents) without playing in the WAAFL.


a player plays AFL or WAFL (League/Reserves/Colts or interstate equivalents) and returns to the
WAAFL after playing in another senior community competition.


a player was on a Type 2 Local Interchange Permit when he played his first WAAFL club match.
A player returning to his Club of Origin shall have a player points allocation of 1 point.

Where a player is not eligible as a Club of Origin player, a player’s points category will be determined
on the highest level of football the player has played in any of the current or previous three seasons as
follows:

CATEGORY 5: AFL (5 points)
A player who has played one or more AFL matches in the current or previous three seasons shall have a
player points allocation of 5 points.

CATEGORY 4: WAFL League, interstate equivalents (4 points)
A player who has played a combined total of five or more League matches in WAFL or interstate
equivalent in the current or previous three seasons shall have a player points allocation of 4 points.

CATEGORY 3: (3 points)
a) WAFL Reserves/Colts, interstate equivalents
A player who has played a combined total of five or more Reserves and/or Colts matches in WAFL
or interstate equivalent, including Victorian Premier Division 1, in the current or previous three
seasons shall have a player points allocation of 3 points.

Victorian Premier 1 Divisions: AFL Yarra Ranges Div1, Eastern FL Div1, EDFL Premier Div, NFL Div1,
SFNL Div1, WRFL Div1, Ballarat FNL, Bendigo FNL, Geelong FNL, Gippsland FL, GVFL, Hampden FNL,
Murray FL, OMFNL, MPNFL Div1, SEFNL.

b) Senior Community – League
A player who has played a combined total of five or more League matches in WAAFL, WACFL, MFL
or interstate senior community competition in the current or previous three seasons shall have a
player points allocation of 3 points.

League mean the club’s league, first or highest graded team within a senior competition.

CATEGORY 2: Senior Community – Reserves/Colts (2 points)
A player who has played a combined total of five or more Reserves and/or Colts matches in WAAFL,
WACFL, MFL or interstate senior community competition in the current or previous three seasons shall
have a player points allocation of 2 points.

Reserves means any team which is not the club’s league or first team such as the Reserves, thirds,
fourths or fifth teams within a senior competition
.

CATEGORY 1: (1 point)
a) Transferring junior (1 point)
A player transferring directly from junior club football to a WAAFL club shall have a player points
allocation of 1 point.
b) Not played competitive football (1 point)
A player who has not played competitive club football in any of the current or previous three
seasons shall have a player points allocation of 1 point.

Competitive club football means any formally organised football competition conducted by a
recognised league or competition excluding AFL9s and school football competitions.



4. LOYALTY POINTS REDUCTION
a) A registered player, who is categorised at more than 1 point and whilst remaining at his WAAFL
club, may commence reducing his points value by 1 point after completing his second ‘Season of
Service’ till he reaches 1 point.


A ‘Season of Service’ means 5 or more WAAFL matches played per season with his respective
WAAFL club. These seasons do not have to be consecutive seasons nor all matches in the one grade
for his WAAFL club. However, if this player transfers to another club, all loyalty points applied will
be forfeited and the player subject to the highest level of football he has played in any of the current
or previous three seasons.

A ‘Season of Service’ is not applicable to Type 2 Local Interchange Permit players. Type 2 Local
Interchange Permit players are not registered WAAFL players. These players are registered with a
non-WAAFL club in another competition but allowed to play in the WAAFL under permit arrangements.

Example 1: Example 2:
1st season: 4 point player, plays 5+ matches 1st season: 4 point player, plays 5+ matches
2nd season: 4 point player, plays 5+ matches 2nd season: 4 point player, plays only 2 matches
3rd season: Reduce to a 3 point player, plays 5+ matches 3rd season: 4 point player, plays 5+ matches
4th season: Reduce to a 2 point player, plays 5+ matches 4th season: Reduce to a 3 point player, plays 5+ matches
5th season: Reduce to a 1 point player 5th season: Reduce to a 2 point player, does not play
6th season: 2 point player, plays 5+ matches
7th season: 1 point player

b) Before the commencement of each season, each club is to review and where applicable, apply a 1
point reduction to those players in accordance with each ‘Seasons of Service’.



5. COMPLIANCE
a) The General Manager shall determine and record a player’s points category in Footyweb prior to
the player’s first League match for his respective club. Clubs seeking a player’s points category shall
lodge its request with the WAAFL no later than 10am Friday preceding the respective League
match.

b) A player without a player points category shall not be permitted to play a League match. A club
which plays an uncategorised player in a League match shall lose the match and be penalised as
playing an ineligible player in accordance with By-law A2.6.2.

c) A team which exceeds the Total Team Points cap shall lose the match and be penalised as playing
an ineligible player in accordance with By-law A2.6.2.

d) A club which makes a false or provides incorrect information regarding a player’s football playing
history shall lose the match and be penalised as playing an ineligible player in accordance with Bylaw A2.6.2.



6. REVIEW
a) Where a club disputes a player’s points category, the Club President may request the Competition
Integrity Officer review the determination before 30
th June of the current season. The request shall
be;
i. Lodged with the Competition Integrity Officer together with the player’s football playing history
no later than 10am Friday preceding the match.
ii. Accompanied by a $200 bond which shall be refunded if the decision is upheld.
b) Any decision of the Competition Integrity Officer may be subject to appeal in accordance with Bylaw A2.29.9(f)

 

 

The following documents will assist with determining Player Points allocations for players.