2018 Football Operations Manual

 
2018 Football Operations Manual
2018 Football
Operations Manual
2018 Football Operations Manual
Affiliated Clubs
Club                    Council Region    Website
Aberfeldie              Moonee Valley     abers.com.au
Airport West            Moonee Valley     airportwestfc.com.au
Club
Ascot Vale              Council
                        MooneeRegion
                                 Valley   Website
                                          facebook.com/ascotvalefc
Aberfeldie
Avondale Heights        Moonee Valley     abers.com.au
                                          ahfc.org.au
Airport
BurnsideWest
           Heights      Moonee
                        Melton Valley     airportwestfc.com.au
                                          bhfcbears.com.au
Ascot
CoburgVale
         Districts      Moonee
                        MorelandValley    facebook.com/ascotvalefc
                                          coburgdistricts.com.au
Avondale
CraigieburnHeights      Moonee
                        Hume Valley       ahfc.org.au
                                          craigieburnfc.com.au
Burnside
East KeilorHeights      Melton
                        Moonee Valley     bhfcbears.com.au
                                          eastkeilorfc.com
Coburg   Districts
East Sunbury            Moreland
                        Hume              coburgdistricts.com.au
                                          essgroup.org.au
Craigieburn
Essendon Doutta Stars   Hume
                        Moonee Valley     craigieburnfc.com.au
                                          essendondouttastars.com.au
East  Keilor
Glenroy                 Moonee
                        MorelandValley    eastkeilorfc.com
                                          glenroyfc.com
East  Sunbury
Greenvale               Hume              essgroup.org.au
                                          greenvalefc.com.au
Essendon
Hadfield Doutta Stars   Moonee
                        MorelandValley    essendondouttastars.com.au
                                          hadfieldfc.com.au
Glenroy
Hillside                Moreland
                        Melton            glenroyfc.com
                                          thesharks.com.au
Greenvale
Hume Bombers            Hume              greenvalefc.com.au
                                          facebook.com/Hume-Bombers-479209362287981
Hadfield
Jacana                  Moreland
                        Hume              hadfieldfc.com.au
                                          facebook.com/jacanafc
Hillside
Keilor                  Melton
                        Brimbank          thesharks.com.au
                                          keilorfc.com.au
Hume    Bombers
Keilor Park             Hume
                        Brimbank          facebook.com/Hume-Bombers-479209362287981
                                          keilorparkfc.com.au
Jacana
Maribyrnong Park        Hume
                        Moonee Valley     facebook.com/jacanafc
                                          marby-lions.com
Keilor
Moonee Valley           Brimbank
                        Moonee Valley     keilorfc.com.au
                                          mooneevalleyfc.com.au
Keilor ParkSaints
Northern                Brimbank
                        Moreland          keilorparkfc.com.au
                                          northernsaints.org.au
Maribyrnong
Oak Park       Park     Moonee
                        MorelandValley    marby-lions.com
                                          oakpark.org.au
Moonee    Valley
Pascoe Vale             Moonee
                        MorelandValley    mooneevalleyfc.com.au
                                          pascoevalesc.org.au
Northern
Roxburgh Saints
            Park        Moreland
                        Hume              northernsaints.org.au
                                          roxburghparkfc.com.au
Oak  Park
Strathmore              Moreland
                        Moonee Valley     oakpark.org.au
                                          strathmorefc.com.au
Pascoe
Taylors Vale
         Lakes          Moreland
                        Brimbank          pascoevalesc.org.au
                                          facebook.com/taylorslakesfc
Roxburgh
Tullamarine Park        Hume              roxburghparkfc.com.au
                                          tullamarinefc.org.au
Strathmore
West Coburg             Moonee
                        MorelandValley    strathmorefc.com.au
                                          wcfc.com.au
Taylors  Lakes
Westmeadows             Brimbank
                        Hume              facebook.com/taylorslakesfc
                                          westmeadowstigers.com.au
Tullamarine             Hume              tullamarinefc.org.au

                         Associate Clubs
West
Club Coburg             Moreland
                        Council Region    wcfc.com.au
                                          Website
Westmeadows
Coburg                  Hume
                        Moreland          westmeadowstigers.com.au
                                          coburgfc.com.au
St Francis              Moreland          stfrancis.teamapp.com
Club
Sunbury Lions           Council
                        Hume Region       Website
                                          sunburyfnc.com.au
Coburg
VU Western Spurs        Moreland
                        Maribyrnong       coburgfc.com.au
                                          westernspurs.com.au
St Francis              Moreland          stfrancis.teamapp.com
Sunbury Lions           Hume              sunburyfnc.com.au
VU Western Spurs        Maribyrnong       westernspurs.com.au
2018 Football Operations Manual
Contents
Staff............................................................................................................................................2
Board..........................................................................................................................................2
Playing Days And Starting Times..............................................................................................4
Fixture Amendment Requests....................................................................................................4
Interval Times ............................................................................................................................4
Finals Arrangements ..................................................................................................................5
Underage Eligibility...................................................................................................................5
Players Playing Outside/Up An Age Group ..............................................................................5
Home & Away Eligibility..........................................................................................................5
Finals Eligibility.........................................................................................................................5
Football Size/Requirements .......................................................................................................6
Number Of Interchange Players Allowed..................................................................................6
Team Officials On Bench ..........................................................................................................6
Match Day Officials...................................................................................................................6
Club Official Uniforms ..............................................................................................................6
Club Minimum Numbers ...........................................................................................................7
Uniforms And Equipment..........................................................................................................7
Coach And Official Holding Area .............................................................................................8
Junior Games Only - Exclusion Zone Around Coaches Box ....................................................9
Member Protection.....................................................................................................................9
Set Penalties ...............................................................................................................................9
Tribunal......................................................................................................................................9
Investigations ...........................................................................................................................10
Appeals ....................................................................................................................................10
Registrations/Transfers/Re-Registration..................................................................................13
SportsTG Club Registration.....................................................................................................13
Player Registrations – New/Returning Player .........................................................................13
Player Registrations – Transfers ..............................................................................................13
Junior Registrations .................................................................................................................13
Match Day Paperwork .............................................................................................................14
Electronic Match Day Paperwork ............................................................................................14
Post Match – Junior Requirements ..........................................................................................15
Senior Requirements................................................................................................................15
Post Match ...............................................................................................................................16
Match Results...........................................................................................................................16
2018 Rules ...............................................................................................................................16
Order-Off Rule.........................................................................................................................16
Junior Special Permits..............................................................................................................18
Summary Of Junior Modified Rules........................................................................................18
Time Keeping Procedure .........................................................................................................20

                                             CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                   HEAD OFFICE
                                                 Windy Hill (Level 1)
                                                 78A Napier Street,
                                                Essendon, VIC 3040
                                           Telephone: (03) 9373 2700
                                       Email: headoffice@essendondfl.com.au
                                        Website: www.essendondfl.com.au

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2018 Football Operations Manual
STAFF

 Craig Armstead          Chief Executive Officer                          9373 2702

 Greta May               Corporate Services Manager                       9373 2701

                         Female Football & Netball Development
 Pauline Leslie                                                           0405 105 175
                         Manager

 Shannon Colgan          Football Operations Officer                      0434 688 423

 Adem Saricaoglu         Media Manager                                    0450 022 569

 Ken Waters              Umpires Administrator                            0418 146 953

 Rowan Sawers            Director of Umpiring                             0434 689 690

BOARD

All correspondence to be emailed to - headoffice@essendondfl.com.au

Board Members:
Brett Scott (Chairman)
Wayne Anthony
Robert Castellas
Romy Gutbier
Bernie Shinners
Tanya Taylor

Regular updates and information is posted our social media networks
Twitter - www.twitter.com/EDFLfooty
Facebook - www.facebook.com/essendonDFL
Instagram - www.instagram.com/EDFLfooty
YouTube - www.youtube.com/EDFLfooty

Visit the EDFL website for the Club Hub where all required forms and club information can
be found as well as all scores, best players, goal kickers, ladders, weekly reviews and all
multimedia content.

All EDFL meetings/Training sessions, unless otherwise advised, will be held at Head Office,
Level 1, 78A Napier St, Essendon 3040.

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2018 Football Operations Manual
Premier Division Seniors   Division 1 Seniors Division 2 Seniors     Thirds                               Junior Fixture (Mixed/Boys)                                                   Girls & Senior Women
Saturday            Sen, Res & U19.5           Sen, Res & U19.5 Sen, Res & U19.5                                 Sunday                  Div 1-4                 Div 5 - 9           Sunday                   U11 - U18                     Women
       7-Apr        Round 1                                        Round 1               Round 1                  8-Apr                  Round 1                 Round 1              8-Apr                    Round 1                      Round 1
      14-Apr        Round 2                    Round 1             Round 2               Round 2                 15-Apr                  Round 2                 Round 2             15-Apr                    Round 2                      Round 2
      21-Apr        Round 3                    Round 2             Round 3               Round 3                 22-Apr                  Round 3                 Round 3             22-Apr                    Round 3                      Round 3
      28-Apr        Round 4                    Round 3             Round 4               Round 4                 29-Apr                  Round 4                 Round 4             29-Apr                    Round 4                      Round 4
      5-May         Round 5 (split)            Round 4             Round 5               Round 5                  6-May                    BYE                     BYE               6-May                       BYE                    Round 5 (split)
      12-May        Round 5 (split)            Round 5             Round 6               Round 6                 13-May                  Round 5                 Round 5             13-May                    Round 5                  Round 5 (split)
      19-May        Round 6                    Round 6             Round 7               Round 7                 20-May                  Round 6                 Round 6             20-May                    Round 6                      Round 6
      26-May        Round 7                    Round 7             Round 8               Round 8                 27-May                  Round 7                 Round 7             27-May                    Round 7                      Round 7
       2-Jun        Round 8                    Round 8             Round 9               Round 9                  3-Jun                  Round 8                 Round 8              3-Jun                    Round 8                      Round 8
       9-Jun                                          QUEENS BIRTHDAY                                            10-Jun             Queens Birthday                                                       Queens Birthday
      16-Jun        Round 9                    Round 9             Round 10              Round 10                17-Jun                  Round 9                 Round 9             17-Jun                    Round 9                      Round 9
      23-Jun        Round 10                   Round 10            Round 11              Round 11                24-Jun                 Round 10                Round 10             24-Jun                   Round 10                     Round 10
      30-Jun        Round 11                   Round 11            Round 12              Round 12                  1-Jul                Round 11                Round 11               1-Jul                  Round 11                     Round 11
        7-Jul       Round 12                   Round 12            Round 13              Round 13                  8-Jul                Round 12                Round 12               8-Jul                  Round 12                     Round 12
       14-Jul       Round 13                   Round 13            Round 14              Round 14                 15-Jul                Round 13                Round 13              15-Jul                  Round 13                     Round 13
       21-Jul       Round 14 (split)           Round 14            Round 15              Round 15                 22-Jul                Round 14                Round 14              22-Jul                  Round 14                     Round 14
       28-Jul       Round 14 (split)           Round 15            Round 16              Round 16            w/end 29/07/2018 Qualifying/Elimination Final     Semi Final        w/end 29/07/2018   Qualifying/Elimination Final Qualifying/Elimination Final
       4-Aug        Round 15                   Round 16            Round 17              Semi Finals         w/end 05/08/2018          Semi Final           Preliminary Final    w/end 05/08/2018            Semi Final                   Semi Final
      11-Aug        Round 16                   Round 17            Round 18              Preliminary Final w/end 12/08/2018         Preliminary Final          Grand Final       w/end 12/08/2018         Preliminary Final           Preliminary Final
      18-Aug        Round 17                   Round 18            Semi Finals           Grand Final (Fri N) w/end 19/08/2018          Grand Final         Top 4 Finals Series   w/end 19/08/2018           Grand Final                  Grand Final
      25-Aug        Round 18                   Semi Finals         Preliminary Final     Top 4 Finals Series                       Top 5 Finals Series                                                   Top 5 Finals Series          Top 5 Finals Series
 w/end 01/09/2018   Semi Finals                Preliminary Final Grand Final
 w/end 08/09/2018   Preliminary Final          Grand Final         Top 4 Finals Series
 w/end 15/09/2018   Grand Final                Top 4 Finals Series
 w/end 22/09/2018   Top 4 Finals Series

           *Note: Junior Finals may vary – check website

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FINALS ARRANGEMENTS
In the event of a tie in a finals match, extra time will be played comprising of two (2) five (5)
minute halves at each end. “Time on” will only be allowed in matches where “time on” is
normally recorded. This extra time procedure will be repeated until a result is obtained.
Coaches are not to address the Affiliated Clubs at any change of ends or half time in extra
time.

Underage Eligibility
To begin playing Under 9’s football all players must be 7 years of age by April 30
For all other age groups the eligibility of an underage player shall still be determined by the
age of the player on the 1st January in a competition year.

Under 9                                           2009 – 2010 – 2011 (must be 7 before 30th
                                                  April)
Under 11                                          2007 - 2008
Under 13                                          2005 – 2006
Under 15                                          2003 – 2004
Under 17                                          2001 – 2002
Under 19.5                                        1st July 1998 – 2000

Girls Football
Under 9                                           2009 – 2010 – 2011 (must be 7 before 30th
                                                  April)
Under 11                                          2007 – 2008
Under 13                                          2005 – 2006
Under 15                                          2003 – 2004
Under 18                                          2000 – 2002

Players playing outside/up an age group
Players are only permitted to play up an age level when the physical capacity and social
sense enable them to adequately compete in the higher level and the recommendation is
that the decision should be based on the benefits gained by the individual. The following
process must be followed to allow for such permit to be credited.
    1. The application has been made in writing by the Club on Official Stationary (Signed
        by the Junior President/Coordinator and the Secretary and nominates the team the
        player will play for
    2. Written permission of the player’s parents or legal guardian, giving their consent for
        their child to play in a higher division (outside his/her age group)
    3. Approval is provided by the Football Operations Manager on the grounds that
           i.   There is a genuine reason for the player to play in a higher age group/division
          ii.   The player has the necessary skill and physique to play in the higher age
                group

Home & Away Eligibility
A player is permitted to play matches in more than one under age competition on the one
day/weekend in any home and away round providing that the player qualifies by age to play
in those matches
A player is not permitted to play in more than one Division in the same underage competition
on the same weekend (weekend includes Friday night, Saturday and Sunday).

Finals Eligibility
To be eligible to play finals with an affiliated club a player must play at least 4 home and
away matches played on separate weekends for the club.
See the EDFL By-Laws for further information regarding team eligibility for underage
competition.
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Football Size/Requirements
All match day footballs must be purchased from the EDFL Head Office and bear the EDFL
Logo.
Host clubs must supply two EDFL approved footballs.
For Senior Matches one of the footballs must be of new quality and the other of good
reasonable quality. Size requirements:

       SENIORS                          LEATHER                          SHERRIN KB
 RES, U19, 3RDS, U17 &
                                        LEATHER                    SHERRIN MATCH 5
          U15
 WOMENS, U18 YG*, U15
                                        LEATHER                    SHERRIN MATCH 4
       YG* & U13
 U13 YG & U11G* & U11                  SYNTHETIC                   SHERRIN MATCH 3
       U9 & U9G                        SYNTHETIC                   SHERRIN MATCH 2

Number of interchange players allowed

Under 19’s – Seniors (Inc.
                                          up to 4 Interchange
Reserves/Thirds)

All Underage Grades U9-U18 (Inc.
                                          up to 6 Interchange
Youth Girls) & Women’s

Team Officials on Bench
Seniors
7 Officials Permitted on the bench and must include runner and trainer
Juniors
5 Officials Permitted on the bench and must include runner and trainer

MATCH DAY OFFICIALS

Club Official Uniforms
SENIORS/JUNIORS
    RUNNER                                 Fluro Yellow Bib
                                            Fluro Shirt & Fluro Yellow Shorts
                                            (Senior, Res and U19 ONLY)
      TRAINERS                             Black Bib or Polo Shirt & White Pants
      WATER PERSONS                        Green Bib
      UMPIRES ESCORT                       Blue Bib

JUNIORS SPECIFIC BIBS
    COACH                                  Red
    ASSISTANT COACH                        Red
    MATCH DAY OFFICIAL                     Yellow
    TEAM MANAGER                           Red
    BOUNDARY UMPIRE                        White
    GOAL UMPIRE                            White
    FIELD UMPIRE                           White

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Club minimum numbers
Rule 6.1 of the EDFL By Laws: An Affiliated Club not fielding at least 14 players (12 in
Girls/Women) 20 minutes after the scheduled starting time of the match shall forfeit the
match. If, during the course of a match a team is reduced to less than 14 players (12 for
Girls/Women) the match shall be forfeited and the Team sheets shall immediately be
signed on the ground in the presence of the field umpire, endorsed by him and forwarded
in the usual manner to the CEO. An Affiliated Club forfeiting the match shall pay all
umpire fees in full.

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

Jumpers and Shorts
All players shall be attired in numbered Club Jumper / Guernsey. The number must be a one
or two figure number (between 1 and 99), no two players in the same team shall wear the
same number.
Players shall wear:
    •          Black shorts or Team coloured shorts for home games.
   •          White shorts for away games.
   •          Team coloured socks for all matches
All Club garments shall be as prescribed by the EDFL including relevant sponsors.
Gloves
In all junior competitions, a player must obtain advice from a medical practitioner before
wearing gloves. A list of permissible gloves can be obtained from the EDFL website. The
player proposing to wear the glove must bring it into the EDFL Offices along with the
Medical Certificate which must outline the players name, club, league, nature of the
condition and the period the medical advisor believes the player is required to wear the
glove. It must be viewed and approved by the Football Operations Manager. This
approval must be available if requested to be viewed by the umpire to allow the player to
participate                       in                      the                       match.
Seniors players are permitted to wear AFL approved gloves also available on the website.
Undergarments (such as Skins)
Player’s undergarments (lycra shorts) must be skin coloured (neutral or club-coloured) or
the same colour as their team’s shorts. Junior player are permitted to wear club coloured
long sleeve jumpers or compression garments under their jumpers. These must be tight
fitting, umpires may request the removal of undergarment if it is deemed to be dangerous.
Mouth Guards
Mouth Guards are recommended to be worn for all games of football. The EDFL
mandates the use of mouth guards in all Youth Girls matches.
Process for non-compliance in Youth Girls:
   •   Umpire stops play; issues Yellow Card to player
   •   Play recommences when a replacement player takes the field
   •   Free kick to opposition team
Protective Equipment
A player must have written approval from the EDFL to wear any protective equipment in a
match. The player proposing to wear the protective equipment must bring it into the EDFL
Offices at Windy Hill and have approved by the Football Operations Manager. This
approval must be available if requested to be viewed by the umpire to allow the player to
participate in the match. The exception is a player’s helmet which can be worn in all
grades.

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Hair
If a player (male or female) has their hair braided, and it swings free from their head when
the head is moved, it may cause harm to another player if struck by the braid. Due to
injury that may be caused, players are not permitted on the field with free braids in their
hair. This includes plaited ponytails.
Players with plaited ponytails will be instructed by the Umpire to either roll the plait into a
bun, or remove the plait and play with a loose ponytail (as long as the pony tail does not
hide the player’s number).
Jewellery
Players are not permitted to wear jewellery of any kind whilst playing. Umpires will
remove players from the field who are wearing Jewellery. Covering a piece of Jewellery
with tape is NOT permitted.
Nails
Players’ nails must be short and smooth.
Hijab (full head scarf) – Youth Girls
The EDFL supports the wearing of hijabs, long sleeve jumpers, and full skins to
encourage active involvement of Youth Girls participants under religious or cultural
constraints. Clubs are encouraged to make the League aware of all participants who will
be involved in EDFL matches by supplying a list before the commencement of Round 1.
Boots
Football boots must be of an acceptable safety standard. No metal studs allowed.

FACILITY PREPARATION

MINIMUM FACILITY REQUIREMENTS
Boundary Line Marking - Host Club shall have the boundary marked in the manner
prescribed by the League and as set out in the Laws of Australian Football. The centre circle
and centre square shall be as set out in accordance with the Laws of Australian Football.
Siren - Host Club should provide a suitable sounding device/Siren,
Goal Flags - At least four goal flags
Goal Posts - Must be a minimum height of five (5) metres, 6.4 metres apart (for Open Age
matches), with Goal Post padding as set out in accordance with the Laws of Australian
Football.
Scoreboards - Shall be provided by the host club and in operation throughout the whole
game. The scoreboard must be clearly visible to the goal umpires who shall check its
accuracy at the conclusion of each quarter
Coach and Official Holding Area
Seeks to prevent issues with players, coaches and officials getting too close to the boundary
line whilst on the bench. This is a hazard at it impedes the boundary umpire’s role and poses
a risk for all players, coaches and officials.

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Junior Games Only - Exclusion Zone Around Coaches Box
An “Exclusion Zone” around the (2) Coaches Box’s will be erected by the host club. Bollards
and yellow/black hazard tape should be used.
                                                                 (Under 11, 11YG, 13, 13YG 15,
The following dimensions are illustrated below:
                                                                15YG, 17 and U18YG)
                                                                All team officials on the Coaches
                                                                box must wear a red I/D bib with
                                                                their     club     name     clearly
                                                                identifiable. Even though a Team
                                                                Manager may not be on the
                                                                bench they are also required to
                                                                wear a red bib. (Must be EDFL
                                                                approved issue).

MEMBER PROTECTION

Set Penalties

           Offence
           Dispute Decision of Umpire
           Time Wasting
           Attempting to Strike
           Wrestling
           Obscene Gesture
           Wearing Boots/Jewellery and equipment prohibited under Law 9
           Attempting to Trip
           Engaging in Melee
           Intentionally Shake Goal Post
           Tripping
           Rough Conduct
           Abusive, Insulting, Obscene, Threatening Language
           Bumping/Forceful Contact from Front On
           Striking Another Person
           Charging Another Person
           Any act of Misconduct (Minor)
           Attempting to Kick

All other reports will be heard by the tribunal. In the case that an Official is reported they
must front the tribunal with no set penalty offered.

Tribunal
Correspondence to - Tribunal Secretary, Level 1, 78A Napier St, Essendon 3040
Ph.9372 7785 or Email – Football Operations Manager

All players reported, and/or named in connection therewith, together with the witnesses and
advocates are required to attend before the Tribunal at 78A Napier Street, Essendon by
7.00pm on the Tuesday following the match in which the report occurred.

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The Football Operations Manager must be notified in writing before 12pm on the preceding
Monday if a player/witness/advocate is not available to attend the tribunal hearing. Non-
attendance will incur a fine and/or immediate cancellation of “permit to play”.

Club Tribunal Advocate
It is the responsibility of the tribunal advocate to:
     • Ensure that he/she is familiar with all league Rules pertinent to clearances and
         umpires charges arising from on field incidents.
     • Ensure that he/she is familiar with all league Playing Rules.
     • Ensure that he/she is familiar with procedures at tribunal hearings.
     • Where an alleged charge is laid against a player or an opposition player is charged
         with an alleged offence against a Club player, obtain all documents relevant to that
         charge from the Secretary.
     • Meet with player to develop case and brief player regarding the tribunal appearance.
     • Attend the tribunal with player at the time and date set down by the League.
     • Report outcomes of any hearing to the Secretary and appropriate Coach as soon as
         practicable after the conclusion of the hearing.
It is expected that club nominated advocates will attend a training session before
representing their club at a hearing.

Investigations
Correspondence to - CEO, Craig Armstead, Level 1, 78A Napier Street, Essendon 3040 Ph.
9373 2700

All clubs requesting investigations to the EDFL must lodge their written request, (co- signed
by at least THREE senior committee members on club letterhead) and $550.00 cheque no
later than 6.00pm on the Monday immediately following the match.

Appeals
The Appeal process can be found the EDFL Rules & Guidelines, Rule No 25,
particularly 25.10.
Appendix A - Tribunal and Appeals Board Procedure
Appendix B - Appeal Form.
Appeals should be lodged by no later than the day immediately following the tribunal by
12pm on the appropriate form Appendix B.

CLUB ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Code of Conduct
Any player, parent, club official, umpire or spectator must conform to the leagues Code of
Conduct. Copies are available on the EDFL website.

Registrar
It is the responsibility of the registrar to:
     • Register all new players within the league guidelines
     • Maintain a copy of injury reports
     • Process insurance claims
     • Security of all teams, players’ votes
     • Maintain record of the number of games played by each player
     • Follow up with teams and ensure players are registered and able to play.
     • Follow up with Treasurer on outstanding fees
     • Pass onto club Secretary all player contact details to ensure club database is always
         accurate.

Team Manager (must register the same as a player)
It is the responsibility of the team manager to:
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• Ensure all players are either currently registered with the League or have an
     approved clearance from previous club
   • Provide the Secretary with a list, in jumper number order, of all players and keep all
     players lists updated as every change is made
   • Check jumpers are in good order at all times and have appropriate sponsors logos
     attached if required
   • Ensure other support staff have been appointed and are in attendance as required
   • Issue all paperwork to the respective club officials.
   • Instruct all club officials what their duties are and ensure they are correctly dressed.
  Team Sheets are to be handed to Field Umpire 15 minutes prior to the start of the
                                 game by the Team Manager.

Coaches
Junior Coaches must be clearly identifiable and wear a red bib on game days.
   1. Each Club must ensure that its coaches have correctly filled and lodged their
       registration on SportsTG prior to the commencement of Round 1.
   2. All Coaches must also complete the 2018 EDFL Coach Registration Form following
       link https://form.jotform.co/72807782697878. The forms must be lodged with the
       EDFL by the 28 February or before the coach’s first game during the season.
   3. No person shall be entitled to be included on the team sheet as coach in the event
       that he/she is unable to produce evidence of registration/accreditation or an interim
       permission letter from the Football Operations Manager.
   4. If a person carries out any coaching/trainers’ duties when not accredited or when
       under suspension for any reason then at the discretion of the Board the following
       penalties shall apply:
           i.   A fine will be issued per coach/trainer, per week until all coaches/trainers are
                registered for the season.
          ii.   Sanctions as decided by the Board after hearing.
              ALL COACHES MUST BE ACCREDITED TO AT LEAST LEVEL 1.

Runner
It is the responsibility of the runner to:
     • Deliver messages from the coach to players whilst each quarter is in progress.
     • Deliver the message as quickly as possible and return to the coaches box
         immediately.
     • Not loiter on the ground. Not interfere with any players or officials throughout the
         game.
     • Be correctly attired in accordance with league requirements

Trainers
It is the responsibility of the trainer to:
Attend and be available during each match in which its football team participates for the
duration of the match.
All junior coaches and trainers (seniors and juniors) are to wear identification bibs.
All clubs must provide access to Defib, First Aid Kit and Ice.

  1. Each Club must ensure that its trainers have correctly filled and lodged their
     registration on SportsTG prior to the commencement of Round 1 or their first game.
  2. All Trainers must also complete the 2018 EDFL Trainer Registration Form following
     link https://form.jotform.co/72808574197873. The forms must be lodged with the
     EDFL by Close of Business on the Friday preceding Round 1.
  3. No person shall be entitled to be included on the team sheet as trainer in the event
     that he/she is unable to produce evidence of registration/accreditation or an interim
     permission letter from the Football Operations Manager.

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4. If a person carries out any trainers’ duties when not accredited or when under
     suspension for any reason then at the discretion of the Board the following penalties
     shall apply:
        iii.   A fine will be issued per trainer, per week until all trainers are registered for
               the season.
        iv.    Sanctions as decided by the Board after hearing.
            ALL TRAINERS MUST BE ACCREDITED TO MINIMUM LEVEL ERC

Water Persons
It is the responsibility of the Water Person’s to:
Wear the green bib and are not to act as a second runner.
Be at least 16 years of age.
When not out on the ground - position themselves outside the boundary line and adjacent to
the 50 metre arc line.
If the teams coach’s boxes are within 30 metres of one of the 50 metre arc lines then they
must position themselves either at the other end or opposite side of the ground to their
teams’ coach’s box.

               Competition                                Maximum Number
               Under 13’s and below                       Nil
               Under 17’s and above Under 13’s            Two (2)
               All other Competitions                     Two (2)

Umpires Escort:
It is the responsibility of the Umpires Escort to:
     • Escort the umpires from their change rooms to the centre of the field prior to the start
         of each match.
     • Escort the umpires from their assembly point on the field to their change rooms at
         half time.
     • Escort the umpires from their change rooms to the centre of the field after the half
         time break.
     • Escort the umpires from their assembly point on the field to their change rooms at the
         conclusion of the match.
     • Stand with the umpires during the quarter and three quarter time intervals and
         present water

Scoreboard Attendant:
The Host Club must ensure that the scoreboard is up-to-date at all times during a match.
Scoreboard attendants must be at least 12 years old or, in the opinion of the Field Umpire, of
sufficient age to be competent to perform the task.

Time Keeper
It is the responsibility of the Time Keeper to:
     • Keep time for each quarter of the match
     • Record on time cards the time taken to play each quarter and the time in which
         quarters commenced.
     • Home team to lodge completed time sheet with the Team Manager after the game
         has finished Sound the siren in accordance with the procedures contained in the
         league rules and regulations.
     • Stop the clock used for timing of each quarter as required by the league rules and
         regulations.

Match Day Official (Juniors Only)
The Match Day Official must wear a yellow bib including their club name. (Must be EDFL
approved issue).

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During the course of the match, in conjunction with their opponents Match Day Official, both
shall deal with any “unsavoury behaviour”.
The duties and responsibilities of this official should be in accordance with the AFL Kids First
program philosophies.
Please ensure the Match Day Manager is not undertaking any other role during these
matches.
The role and duties are:
   • Encouragement – at all times encourage parents and spectators to observe the
        Code of Conduct and display positive behaviour.
   • Public Relations – assume a public relations role with parents and supporters and
        reinforce the philosophy of AFL Kids First and Code of Conduct.
   • Observance and Presence – maintain a clear but calm presence at all times.
        Monitor and communicate with appropriate club personnel and parents as required.
   • Report – where necessary, report serious and/or continued breaches of the Code of
        Conduct to their club officials.

Club Umpires
Both clubs (except where provided by the League) must supply umpires for each match and
must wear a white I/D bib.
Goal Umpires are to wear a clean white coat/bib and carry a pair of clean white flags. The
Boundary Umpire is to wear a white bib and carry a whistle. No club umpires are to abuse or
question decision of the field umpire or communicate with any player.
The Home Team Manager is responsible for ensuring that all official umpires are offered a
drink at all breaks in the game.

Registrations/Transfers/Re-registration

SportsTG Club Registration

All Officials and Participants are required to register/re-register their intention to play each
season through SportsTG. Links to each club’s registration page can be accessed via the
EDFL Website (> Player Registration > Club) from November 1st for each new season.
It is also important to note that everyone can update their information as needed anytime
during the season and check their career game statistics.

Player Registrations – New/Returning Player

All players must be registered PRIOR to taking the field of play. Any breaches to these
regulations may result in loss of match points and possible fines.

Player Registrations – Transfers

If any player requires a Transfer, the club can process their application through the online
Transfer Section on SportsTG. Under no circumstances can a player play unless the
Transfer is approved by ALL parties involved in the Transfer Process including this league.
Any breaches to these regulations may result in loss of match points and possible fines.

Junior Registrations

Juniors are required to verify their date of birth by uploading a copy of their Original Birth
Certificate/Extract of Entry, Passport or School Photo I/D to their online registration form.
Clubs must supply a copy of identification within 48 hours if requested.

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Support Staff Compulsory Registrations on Database

All coaches, team managers, trainers, waterpersons’, and timekeepers are required to be
entered into the SportsTG database and provide their appropriate Accreditation details which
must include their Working with Children identification number.

MATCH DAY PAPERWORK

PRE- Match - JLT Match Day Checklist
All competing clubs are required to complete a Matchday Checklist before the first match of
the day to evaluate potential injury and accident causes on and around the player and public
areas. It also allows club officials to identify safety concerns and record any actions required
to address these concerns.
      It is compulsory for the checklist to be completed on-line using a mobile device
        (Iphone, Ipad or Android) which enables JLT to ensure the checklist has been
        completed.
      The checklist must be completed prior to any matches commencing and be
        completed with a representative of all competing teams.
      The home club is to provide the mobile device.
      WiFi access is not required to complete the checklist
As a last resort a hardcopy can also be downloaded and completed

Home team manager is to inspect playing surface and surrounding area prior to the start of
the first game and complete the JLT Match Day Checklist ensuring a copy is given to the
umpires at least 15 minutes before the start of the first game.

Ensure easy access to emergency phone numbers and supervise the car park to ensure
there is access to emergency vehicles e.g. Police Ambulance. Identify ‘NO GO ZONES” and
block from normal use (general areas of possible risk).

Team Sheet Process
A Team Sheet shall:
(a) list the names and numbers of the Players in the Team;
(b) identify the Interchange Players;
(c) identify the captain; and
(d) list the name of the Coach, Trainer, Team Manager, Runner and any other Official
participating in the Match.
Any player that has been granted a permit or exemption to play in any game (where they
would otherwise be ineligible) must have a “P” written next to their name
The Team Manager from each Team shall complete and lodge with a field Umpire its Team
Sheet no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled commencement of a Match.
Teams can have up to 25 players (seniors)/27 (reserves/underage) listed on the team sheet
but must put a neat and clear straight line through the emergencies names.

Electronic Match Day Paperwork

Post-Game Process
   • After each game the Team Manager is to take the tablet or phone to the umpires
      change room so the umpire can put in the match report and any player/official
      report/s.
   • Once the umpire submits the reports, each club will receive an email with information
      of fines (if any).

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•   If a player or official is reported the nominated emails will receive the report, the
       Secretary will forward on the report to the player/official.
   •   Any further matters from the weekends’ matches must be submitted to your club
       secretary to be sent to the EDFL for consideration.

POST MATCH – JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

The Home Team Manager is responsible for the entering of scores for both teams on the
internet by no later than 5.30pm on Sunday. Both Team Managers from a match are also
responsible for making any team sheet amendments (e.g late inclusions/omissions) and the
inputting of Goal Kickers and Best on Ground details prior to 12am Monday following the
match.
(Please note: the league will NOT be responsible for entering or amending the best
players or goal kickers).

NOTE
Yellow Card
   • When an umpire has issued a Yellow Card the reported player will be offered a set
      penalty.
Red Card
   • A player who is reported and shown a Red Card will NOT be offered a set penalty.
   • The player will be required to attend the tribunal.

Any club official who is named on the team sheet, e.g. coach, team manager, runner,
umpires escort, time keeper, trainer, boundary umpire, goal umpire or water person who
commits a reportable offence either before, during or after the match must be reported on
the electronic report sheet. (The charge is then referred to the EDFL tribunal)

If the offence takes place after all the paperwork has been finalized and signed off by the
team managers, the umpire will still fill out the incident on the electronic report sheet. (The
charge is then referred to the EDFL tribunal) and contact the EDFL Football Operations
Manager.

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS

PRE-MATCH

Senior Team - Submission of Selected Sides Seniors
Each club must submit their selected senior division sides into SportsTG prior to 12pm on
the Friday preceding a round of matches or the day preceding your game.
Submissions for a PPV value for any player to take part in a match must be approved by
11am on the Friday preceding the match.
Players must be named in their corresponding position and must also have their allocated
number entered into the system. Up to 3 Emergencies may be named.
Failure of a Club to correctly submit a side to the system shall result in a fine.

DURING MATCH

Live Scoring
It is the responsibility of the home club to:
Provide ongoing Live Scores for every senior game via the SportsTG at Game LiveScore
system (not required for reserves, U19.5s, Thirds or Women’s).
Clubs are required to keep this score up to date for the entirety of the game.
Please note the live entry of goal kickers is also available, but not required.

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Once LiveScore is activated at the start of your game, the live score is automatically
available to the public.

POST MATCH

Match Results
The Team Managers are responsible for the entering of any team sheet amendments (e.g
late inclusions/omissions) and the inputting of Goal Kickers and Best Players details by
Saturday 6pm following the match.

2018 RULES

All EDFL Rules are to be considered in accordance with the AFL Laws of the Game and the
EDFL By-Laws.

Order-Off Rule
If a player is involved in an incident on the football field they may be shown a card and
ordered from the field. The following table illustrates what each card represents, all players
sent from the field can be replaced immediately by a player on the bench.

CARD                  OFFENCE                                               SANCTION
Red Card              (Major Reportable)                               CANNOT RETURN
Yellow Card           (Minor Reportable)                                      15 MINS
Blue Card             (No Report)                                             15 MINS

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20       ORDER OFF RULE
20.1     In all competitions conducted by the League, the following order off procedures shall apply:
             A. Where a Field Umpire has reported a player for a breach of the laws of Australian
                      Football that player shall, where the reporting umpire considers the player’s
                      conduct is of such a serious nature that the player should not participate any
                      further in the game:
                          (i)       be shown a Red Card;
                          (ii)      leave the playing surface immediately; and
                          (iii)     not be eligible to participate in the match for the remainder of that match.
             B. Where a Field Umpire has reported a player for a breach of the laws of Australian
                      Football, that player may:
                          (i)       be shown a Yellow Card;
                          (ii)      leave the playing surface immediately; and
                          (iii)     not be eligible to return to the playing surface until 15 minutes playing
                                    time (not including any breaks that might occur) has elapsed from the
                                    time the player left the playing surface following the report/Yellow Card.
             C. Where a Field Umpire considers that a player is behaving in an unduly aggressive and
                      unruly manner or in any manner that would bring the game into disrepute, that
                      player may:
                          (i)       be shown a Blue Card;
                          (ii)      leave the playing surface immediately; and
                          (iii)     not be eligible to return to the playing surface until 15 minutes playing
                                    time (not including any breaks that might occur) has elapsed from the
                                    time the player left the playing surface following the Blue Card.
In each of the above circumstances, the player shown the Red, Yellow or Blue Card, as the case
maybe, may be replaced immediately.
20.2 Where a Field Umpire proposes to issue a Red, Yellow or Blue Card to a player the Umpire
         shall:
                      A. Show the player Red, Yellow or Blue Card as applicable by holding the Card
                                above the umpire’s head for a period of five (5) seconds;
                      B. Inform the player that the player is to leave the field immediately;
                      C. Hold the applicable Card aloft above the umpire’s head for a further period of
                                five (5) seconds in the direction/s of both the interchange bench of the team
                                of the player who has been shown the card and in the direction of the
                                timekeepers.
20.3 The timekeepers of the match shall determine when the 15 minute time period has elapsed.
20.4 A player who has been shown a Yellow Card on two separate occasions in the same match by
the Field Umpire/Umpires must be ordered to leave the playing surface and shall remain off for the
remainder of the game but such player can be replaced by the player’s Club with another player
immediately.
20.5 Where a player has received three (3) blue cards in a season, the player shall be automatically
suspended from playing for one (1) match. The player shall receive a further suspension of one (1)
playing match for every third blue card received.
The suspensions shall take place on the date/s, as advised by the League, in writing to the Secretary
of the Affiliated Club the player is registered with.
20.6 Club Officials – All competitions
In all competitions conducted by the League, where a Field Umpire has reported an official of a Club,
that official shall leave the Playing Surface immediately and shall remain off for the remainder of the
game (except in the case of a trainer or other recognised medical official) but such official can be
replaced by the official’s Club with another official after 15 minutes playing time (not including any
breaks that may occur) has elapsed after the reported official was ordered off.
In all competitions conducted by the League, where a Field Umpire has reported an official of a Club,
that official shall leave the Playing Surface immediately and shall remain off for the remainder of the
game (except in the case of a trainer or other recognised medical official) but such official can be
replaced by the official’s Club with another official after 15 minutes playing time (not including any
breaks that may occur) has elapsed after the reported official was ordered off.

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1

Policy in application
    • Firstly, Clubs are encouraged to take advantage of the Special Permit system which
        allows teams with lesser numbers to borrow players from an opposition team who
        has greater numbers to allow both teams to take the field with an even number of
        players.
    • If for any reason it is not possible to borrow players from another team, then the team
        with the greater numbers shall field no more than one (1) additional player on the
        field, to that of the team with the lesser numbers i.e. if team X only has 15 players,
        then team Y is restricted to 16 players on the field.
    • Where there is a reduction in players on the field, the bench can be extended to allow
        24 players to compete in the game i.e. where 16 players are on the ground, the team
        with the greater number of players may have up to 8 on the bench (allowing 24
        players to be named on the team sheet)
    • Where a player is sent from the ground under the send-off rule, the opposition team
        is not required to reduce their numbers on the field to accommodate the reduction in
        player numbers
    • Where a player is sent from the ground under the send-off rule and that team falls
        below 14 players, rule 6.1 of the EDFL by-laws shall apply
    • Where an injury has occurred that has reduced the number of players on the field,
        the opposition team with the greater numbers shall, upon polite request from the
        opposing Team Manager, reduce the number of players on the field by one
    • Where a player is injured and cannot return to the field and that team falls below 14
        players, rule 6.1 of the EDFL by-laws shall apply

Junior Special Permits
If a team is unable to field 14 (12 Girls) players they may “borrow” players from the
opposition provided they fill in the Special Match Permit Form which allows a player to play
with the opposition for that game only. This applies to all Underage Grades and Divisions.
(A Special Match Transfer Form allows a player to play up to four (4) games from the date of
issue). These completed and signed forms will be given to the Umpires prior to the
start of the game.

Summary of Junior Modified Rules
See the following page for a summary of the Modified Rules for all Junior and Youth Grades.

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TIME KEEPING PROCEDURE

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 11/Girls

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twelve (12) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to re-start)

The half time break is ten (10) minutes (blow a warning siren 3 minutes before the game is
due to re-start and when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow siren 2 minutes before play is due to
start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 13s/Girls

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four fifteen (15) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to re-start)

The half time break is ten (10) minutes (blow a warning siren 3 minutes before the game is
due to re-start and when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow siren 2 minutes before play is due to
re-start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air. The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought to the field or if the umpire
calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 15s

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

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There are four twenty (20) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren when there are 2 minutes
before play is due to start)

The half time break is ten (10) minutes (blow a warning siren 3 minutes before the game is
due to start and when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow the siren two minutes before play is
due to start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 15 YG’s

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four seventeen (17) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren when there are 2 minutes
before play is due to start)

The half time break is ten (10) minutes (blow a warning siren 3 minutes before the game is
due to start and when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow the siren two minutes before play is
due to start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 17s

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twenty (20) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to start)

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The half time break is fifteen (15) minutes (blow a warning siren 5 minutes before play is due
to start as well as when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play
is due to start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 18 YG’s

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twenty (20) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to start)

The half time break is ten (10) minutes (blow a warning siren 3 minutes before play is due to
start as well as when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play
is due to start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in all junior games is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

TIMEKEEPER – UNDER 19.5s

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twenty (20) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to start)

The half time break is fifteen (15) minutes (blow a warning siren 5 minutes before play is due
to start as well as when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play
is due to start)

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At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the umpire calls for a player
count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN
Game must be completed by 11:53am.

TIMEKEEPER – RESERVES

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twenty five (25) minute quarters with a break between each quarter.

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to start)

The half time break is fifteen (15) minutes (blow a warning siren 5 minutes before play is due
to start as well as when the umpires enter the field holding the ball up)

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play
is due to start)

At the end of each quarter keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands in the
air.

The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands.

Time on in the Reserve Grade is only added if a stretcher is brought onto the field or if the
umpire calls for a player count. DO NOT BLOW THE SIREN

Note: When the 3rd quarter of a Reserves Match is set to commence beyond 1:05pm the
timekeepers of the match must alter the duration of the final two quarters. The timekeepers
shall reduce the Reserves 3rd and 4th quarters by equal time, ensuring that the match
finishes before 2:03pm, timekeepers must consider a 5 minute ¾ time break when reducing
the quarters.

TIMEKEEPER –SENIORS

Start of the Game: Blow siren when umpires enter field, 3 minutes before the game is due to
start and when the umpire holds the ball up at the centre to start the game.

There are four twenty minute (20) quarters with a break between each quarter.
Plus time on. (See below)

The quarter time break is three (3) minutes (below a warning siren 2 minutes before play is
due to start)

The half time break is fifteen (15) minute (below a warning siren 5 minutes before play is due
to start as well as when the umpire enter the field holding the ball up).

The three quarter time break is five (5) minutes (blow a warning siren 2 minutes before play
is due to start)

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The quarter does not end until the umpire raises both hands above his head.

Keep blowing the siren until the umpire raises both hands above his heads.

TIME ON
Time on in the EDFL is added in the same way as it is in the AFL. That is when the umpire
raises one arm above his head and blows his whistle. It is signalled off in the same way;
The Timekeepers shall also stop the clock which is used for the timing of a Match when:
(b)     The goal Umpire signals that a Goal has been scored;
(c)     The goal Umpire signals that a Behind has been scored; or
d)      The boundary Umpire signals that the football is Out of Bounds or Out of Bounds on
        the Full; or
(e)     The field Umpire crosses their arms to indicate they are going to throw the football
        up.

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Ground Locations
Club                         Venue Name                          Address 1                            Suburb               Map R
Aberfeldie                   Clifton Park                        Batman St                            Aberfeldie           A-4
Aberfeldie Jnrs              Walter St Res                       Walter St                            Ascot Vale           E-8
Airport West                 Hansen Res                          Etzel Street                         Airport West         H-7
Airport West Jnrs            Etzel St Res                        Etzel Street, Front Oval             Airport West         H-7
Ascot Vale                   Walter St Res                       Walter St                            Ascot Vale           E-8
Avondale Heights             Canning Res                         Old Canning St                       Maribyrnong          G-8
Burnside Heights             Burnside Heights Rec Res            Tenterfield Drive & Ironbark Grove   Burnside Heights     A 11
Burnside Heights Jnrs        Burnside Heights Rec Res Oval 2     Tenterfield Drive & Ironbark Grove   Burnside Heights     A 11
Coburg Districts             Cole Res                            181 Cumberland Rd (Cnr Kent Rd)      Pascoe Vale          B7
Coburg FC                    Coburg City Oval                    Harding St                           Coburg               J-1
Craigieburn                  D S Aitken Res                      Craigieburn Rd                       Craigieburn          A-9
Craigieburn                  Highgate Reserve                    Cnr Cleveland Dve & Grand Blvd       Craigieburn          J-3
Craigieburn Jnrs             Highgate Res Oval 2                 Cnr Cleveland Dve & Grand Blvd       Craigieburn          J-3
East Keilor                  Overland Res                        Parkside Ave                         East Keilor          D-1
East Keilor Jnrs             Overland Reserve Oval 2             Parkside Ave, (2nd Oval)             East Keilor          D-1
East Sunbury                 John McMahon Reserve (Goonawarra)   155 Lancefield Road                  Sunbury              B-2
Essendon Doutta Stars        Nipper Jordan Oval                  Lower Oval, Cooper St                Essendon             C-1
Essendon Doutta Stars Jnrs   Buckley Park                        Cooper St                            Essendon             C-1
Essendon FC                  Essendon FC True Value Solar C…     Melrose Drive                        Tullamarine
Glenroy                      Sewell Res                          201 Glenroy Rd                       Glenroy              A-3
Greenvale                    Greenvale Rec Res                   181 Section Road                     Greenvale            G-7
Greenvale Jnrs               Greenvale Rec Res Oval 2            181 Section Road                     Greenvale            G-7
Greenvale Jnrs               Greenvale Rec Res Oval 4            181 Section Road                     Greenvale            G-7
Hadfield                     Martin Res                          85 Box Forest Rd                     Hadfield             E-2
Hillside                     Hillside Res                        Landscape Dve & Royal Cresent        Hillside             G9
Hume Bombers                 John Laffan Memorial Reserve        Donnybrook Road                      Donnybrook
Jacana                       Jacana Res                           1 Lorraine Cres                     Jacana               D-8
Jacana Jnrs                  Jacana Res Oval 2                    1 Lorraine Cres                     Jacana               D-8
Keilor                       Keilor Reserve                      Old Calder Highway                   Keilor               H-6
Keilor Jnrs                  Green Gully Res                     Green Gully Rd                       Keilor Downs         E7
Keilor Park                  Keilor Park Res                     Stadium Drive                        Keilor Park          C-5
Keilor Park Jnrs             Keilor Park Res Oval 2              Stadium Drive                        Keilor Park          C-5
Maribyrnong Park             Maribyrnong Park                    The Boulevard                        Moonee Ponds         D-7
Maribyrnong Park Jnrs        Maribyrnong Park Oval 2             The Boulevard                        Moonee Ponds         D-7
Moonee Valley                Ormond Park                         Pattison Street                      Moonee Ponds         A-8
Northern Saints              Charles Mutton Res                  Lorne St                             Fawkner              J-5
Northern Saints Jnrs         Charles Muttton Res Oval 2          Lorne St                             Fawkner              J-5
Oak Park                     J P Fawkner Res                     Francis St                           Oak Park             F-6
Pascoe Vale                  Raeburn Res                         40 Landells Road                     Pascoe Vale          C-9
Pascoe Vale Jnrs             Hallam Res                          Bawden Crt                           Pascoe Vale          D6
Roxburgh Park                Lakeside Oval                       75 Lakeside Drive                    Roxburgh Park        A-6
Roxburgh Park Jnrs           Lakeside Oval Oval 2                75 Lakeside Drive                    Roxburgh Park        A-6
St Francis                   Oak Park Swimming Centre            Pascoe Vale Rd                       Pascoe Vale          H-7
Strathmore                   Lebanon Res                         Mascoma Street                       Strathmore           H-8
Strathmore Jnrs              Boeing Res                          Boeing Rd                            Strathmore Heights   C-4
Sunbury Kangaroos            Eric Boardman Reserve               Mitchells Lane                       Sunbury Jnrs
Sunbury Kangaroos Jnrs       Eric Boardman Reserve Oval 2        Mitchells Lane                       Sunbury Jnrs
Sunbury Lions                Clarke Oval                         Riddell Road                         Sunbury
Taylors Lakes                Lionheart Reserve                   Lionheart Ave                        Taylors Lakes        J-3
Taylors Lakes Jnrs           Lionheart Res Oval 2                Lionheart Ave                        Taylors Lakes        J-3
Tullamarine                  Leo Dineen Res                      Spring St                            Tullamarine          H-2
VU Western Spurs             Merv Hughes Oval                    99 Fransworth Avenue                 Footscray
West Coburg                  Shore Res                           Cnr Reynard Street & Melville Road   Coburg               C-2
West Coburg Jnrs             Brearley Res                        Heliopolis St                        Pascoe Vale          A-11
Westmeadows                  Willowbrook Res                     Willowbrook Res                      Westmeadows          K-6
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