UNDER 9s – RULES & TEAM COMPILATION 2017 will see the under 9s competition kick off with modified AFL rules that are slightly different to those applied in under 8s over preceding years. A detailed overview is contained in the attached but the main points of difference to under 8s are as follows:

– The number of “on-ground” players will be 12 – 15 for each team – Zones will still be in play – The ground size will be approximately 100m x 80m – There will be tackling allowed which involves holding only (no pushing, scragging, slinging to ground etc.) These rules and ground size expansion will allow for improved match like conditions which will assist with the children’s football development and transition to the under 11s in coming seasons.