The WAAFL together with the Bayswater Amateur Football Club will be conducting an AFLX tournament on Saturday 24th February 2018 at Pat O’Hara Reserve in Morley.
Nominations will only be accepted from WAAFL Clubs. Clubs wishing to participate are required to complete the online form at the link below by 4pm Monday 12th February 2018 and transfer a non-refundable $250 per team nomination fee to the WAAFL. Nominations received after this date will be subject to a $350 per team nomination fee.
All players participating in the tournament must be registered on Sports TG with the WAAFL club they are playing for in 2018.
Players must wear the registered playing uniform of their club.
The following divisions are open to nominations:
• Senior Mens
• Senior Womens
Dependant on nominations, matches will be played between 9am and 7pm. It is expected that clubs will play 3 round-robin matches plus a final over the space of 2-3 hours.
The AFL has described AFLX as a fast-paced, high-octane version of the game and is being compared by many to Twenty20 Cricket.
Despite the basic fundamentals of Aussie Rules being adopted in AFLX, there are some distinguishing features that set it apart from the AFL.
Some modifications have been made for the WAAFL tournament:
a) The match is played on a soccer/rugby-sized rectangular field.
b) Teams of seven (plus seven on the bench with unlimited rotations).
c) Fast, free-flowing footy.
d) One umpire, no centre bounces, kick-ins from behind the goal line after all scores.
e) Last touch out-of-bounds free kick.
f) Two 10-minute halves with a two-minute break at half-time.
g) 10 points for goals outside 40m.
h) At least two players from each team must start each half inside each 40m area.
i) No marks paid on backwards kicks.
For further information, please contact Mark Thomas 0413 333 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org