Transition from Kew Auskick to Comets Club Footy Info
We have prepared the following information, if you have any further queries please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Training Times
This will depend on your coach’s availability but as a guide we have tenancy at Victoria Park on Wednesdays and Fridays 5-8pm so it will be during either of those days/time slots. Each team is allocated a 1hr training session per week.
Match Days and Times
U8-U10 teams play on Sunday mornings – usually the earlier timeslots of 8.30, 10am or occasionally 11.30am. Home Matches are played at Victoria Park, Kew and we play away matches at various local Clubs.
Due to the amount of Clubs and Teams – the complete fixture is usually released one week ahead of the first match.
Our goal is to have 12 players per team so that everyone has the opportunity to play each week but obviously this will depend on final registered numbers.
Late registrations for this age group will always be welcomed but we may have to allocate the player to the team with the least amount of players - which may not necessarily be with friends or school group.
AFL Under 8 Rules
12 a side
Maximum Ground Size & Use of Zones:
80m x 60m approx (eg. 2 games per oval), 3 equal zones
4 x 10 minute quarters (total length- 1 hour)
No scores, ladders or finals
No recording of best players or goal kickers permitted
No representative teams
No tackle or bump
There is absolutely no contact or spoiling, except when accidental in nature
Size 1 synthetic
1 field, 2 goal umpires (parents)
On field (1)
1 bounce before disposing
A mark is awarded, irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled, to any player who catches it or makes a reasonable attempt to mark it
Out of Bounds:
From a kick, a free kick is awarded against the player who last kicked the ball. From hands, or if there is any doubt, teh umpire shall call a ball-up 10m in from the boundary.
Kick off the Ground:
Not permitted unless accidental
No stealing, smothering, shepherding or barging
No distance penalties apply. Players can be ordered off at the umpire's discretion
Age Group Day:
Under 8s Round Robin during the season