What is Masters Football?
AFL Masters is football that allows mature players (over 35) the opportunity to participate in our great game of Australian Rules Football and to compete with similarly aged players in a safe, well organised and enjoyable atmosphere. Clubs exist throughout the Victorian metroplitan area playing every second Sunday during the season, with most clubs training on Wednesday evenings. The fortnightly draw allows for plenty of recovery time whilst allowing players and families plenty of time to themselves.
The opportunity to participate at a club level, to be competitive, maintain fitness and to above all enjoy your footy with your friends and family is the main motivation of the players in not only our competition but other states as well.
AFL Masters welcomes all players no matter what level of experience you may have. Each Vic Metro club has a mixture of vetrans and newcomers alike. All you need is some basic fitness, a little committment and a ton of enthusiasm. Although we all love to win, at this stage of our football journey, the social interaction and commeraderie between all teams, players, supporters and families is more important and as such is an important feature of our organisation. ‘Footy for Fun’ is what we call it.
The Vic Metro league provides players the opportunity to represent their club in the following age groups.
- Supers: 35 years and over
- Masters: 40 years and over
- Seniors: 45 years and over
- Legends: 50 years and over
AFL Masters has a national standardised set of modified rules designed to reduce the risks of injury and has the benefit of being acknowledged and supported by the AFL and the Australian Sports Commission. Games consist of 4 x 15 minute quarters, a couple of modified rules and a few scoring modifications, other than that it’s footy as you’ve always known and loved it.