After Juniors (Mods), comes Youths - for players aged 12 to 18 (school years 7-12)
AFL Youths is a graded competition and the key principles are to provide a fun and safe environment with an emphasis on “playing with mates; focussing on developing skills and tactics; moving away from modified rules.
By age 15, the full Laws of Australian Football are applied and players use the same brand of football they see being played at the elite level. It is at this stage that talented youth players may be identified to participate in the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, the pathway for elite teenage footballers with aspirations of joining the AFL.
Youths train twice a week for 1-1.5 hours (usually Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5pm, however this is dependent on coach availability). Pre-season training will usually start at the end of February/beginning of March, with full training starting in April. All players will be notified of the time and venue by their respective coaches or managers.
Fixtured games are played on a Sunday. The earliest start time will be around 10:30 am games run for approximately 1.75 hours including breaks (4 x 20 min quarters)
Mouthguards must be worn to all training sessions and game.
A no mouthguard no play rules apply. The club will look to organise a mouthguard fitting evening prior to the start of the season.
Protective Equipment (Helmets Gloves etc)
All protective equipment including helmets and gloves require formal written approval from the District. Please contact the Registrar to arrange the required permits.
Playing Up or Playing Down a Year
Play Up and Play Down requests must be submitted in writing to the Registrar in order to receive formal approval from the District.
The Roos JFC supply all players with game day jumpers which remain the property of Mt Lawley Inglewood Junior Football Club and must be returned at the end of the season.
The club accepts KidSport vouchers for payment of fees.