Player Points

  • Player Points Policy

    AFL Victoria - Player Points System Policy

    The Community Club Sustainability Program (CCSP) subcommittee believes that equalisation of community football competitions is vital for community football.

    Even and fair competitions lead to interest, which leads to bigger crowds, which leads to stronger clubs and competitions. Even competitions allow supporters and club volunteers the chance to turn up on any given match day with the knowledge that the outcome of the game is uncertain and that their team is a chance of winning. This mindset motivates people to become and remain engaged with their community club and provides rewards and recognition to all those that assist in putting a team out on the field.

    The philosophy of competition equalisation is accepted in sports all around the world. Professional sporting bodies have accepted practices such as drafts, salary caps, FIFA Fair Play and the like in order to help competitions ensure competitiveness and club sustainability.

    The objectives of the state PPS Policy are as follows, to:

    1. support equalization of community football Competitions;

    2. ensure teams fielded in the Competitions are strong and as equally matched as possible;

    3. provide the best opportunities for players to develop and display their skills;

    4. provide opportunities to compete at a community level within an orderly and fair system;

    5. enable team spirit and public support;

    6. encourage community and corporate sponsorships of Community Clubs;

    7. reduce the inflationary nature of player payments to assist clubs survive financially and reduce financial burden/stress on Clubs;

    8. promote player loyalty and junior development;

    9. support the role volunteers undertake in managing their Clubs by;

    - minimising the need to fundraise for player payments

    - providing a more competitive environment on field, that encourages more volunteers to support at Club level

    - providing incentive to spend more time and effort in the development of football, a welcoming Club environment and growing the game within the local community.

    This PPS Policy sets out a framework of rules and guiding principles in relation to a player points system which should be adopted by Community Clubs in order to achieve the above objectives.

    If this policy is adopted by Metropolitan Leagues and Region Commissions, they will need to amend their relevant by laws to include all relevant provisions under this PPS Policy.

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  • League and Club Points Allocation

    A complete list of points allocations per club.

    Each year, the Community Club Sustainability Program Advisory Committee meet and assess the points allocations and any player points changes across the state. The RDFNL has set the player points base to be 42, and then clubs have the opportunity to apply for additional points based on the following factors:

    Geographic location – where the club is located in a region with a low population base.
    Hardship – Where the club endures significant hardship. E.g lack of success, is coming out of recess, or any potential merged opportunities.
    Junior structure – Where the club has no U18/U19 (or younger) under age sides, and are not capable of developing a junior program due to reasons outside of its control.
    Other – For any other reason as so determined by the AFL Goldfields Commission. E.g special consideration should be given due to an understanding and recognition of a clubs current “playing list”.

    The official allocation of points per club for the current season can be accessed below:

    Diggers Rest 42

    Lancefield 46

    Macedon 42

    Melton Centrals 46

    Riddell 42

    Romsey 42

    Wallan 42

    Western Rams 46

    Woodend-Hesket 44

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