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VAFA Finals Eligibility


The following is available in the VAFA Rules (refer to page 10) and is correct as at August 2014.

Summary:

  • There is no games qualification to play in senior finals. A player must simply be registered (by June 30th).
  • To play in an Under 19 final, a player must have played at least 2 games in any grade. If a player has played 6 or more open-age games, the player must have played a minimum of 6 Under 19 games to qualify.
  • VFL/TAC players must have played at least 5 games, including 2 after 30 June, for the team a player wishes to represent in finals, or at least 8 games in total during the season.

Copy from VAFA Rules, pages 10-12:

55C. To be eligible for finals (and subject to the operation of Rule 55D) a player must be eligible and registered to represent the club; meet any applicable age requirement; and meet the games qualification stated below:
(a) Senior – no games qualification.
(b) Under 18 – a minimum of 2 games for the club in any grade PROVIDED THAT:
(i) a player who has played in 6 or more Open-age games must have played a minimum of 6 Under 18 games; and
(ii) a player must not have played more than 10 Under 19 games.
(c) Under 19 – a minimum of 2 games for the Club in any Grade PROVIDED THAT a player who has played in 6 or more Open-age games must have played a minimum of 6 Under 19 games.
(d) Reserve – a minimum of 4 Reserve or Third Grade games and a maximum of 10 higher ranked games.
(e) Third – a minimum of 4 Third Grade games and a maximum of 10 higher ranked games.
(f) Club XVIII – a minimum of 4 Club XVIII games and a maximum of 8 higher ranked games.

55D. Rule 55C must be read subject to the following special finals eligibility Rules.

55D.1 AFL, VFL or TAC listed players
The qualification is a minimum of 5 games for the team a player wishes to represent in finals, 2 of which must be after 30 June or in the alternative, a minimum of 8 games in total during the season without any temporal limitation PROVIDED THAT an Under-age player may combine Senior and Under-age games in order to meet the 5 or 8 game qualification for Senior finals.

55D.2 Under-age hybrid teams
The finals qualification for a hybrid team comprising a combination of players from more than one Club (including a Club from another competition as referred to in Rule
44(b)) is a minimum of 5 games for that team.

55D.3 Playing more than one game on a weekend
(a) If a player plays in more than one VAFA game on the same weekend, only the highest ranked game counts for finals eligibility purposes.
(b) If a player plays in an AFL/VFL/TAC game and a VAFA game on the same weekend, the VAFA game does not count for finals eligibility purposes.

55D.4 Clubs fielding more than one team in a Grade
(a) Open-age:
(i) If the teams are in different Sections – to be eligible to play finals for the lower-ranked team a player must not have played more than 10 games in the higher-ranked team.
(ii) If the teams are in the same Section –
A. a player cannot interchange between teams after 30 June;
B. a player can only play finals for his post-30 June team; and
C. the games qualification is a minimum of 4 games for the finals team, and more games for the finals team than the other team.
(b) Under-age:
To be eligible to play finals for the lower-ranked team a player must not have played more than 10 games in the higher-ranked team, unless both such teams are playing on the same weekend (in which case this special Rule does not apply).

55D.5 More than one team playing finals on the same weekend
Where a club has more than one team playing finals on the same weekend the following special games qualifications apply:
(a) [Senior and Reserve playing] – the qualification for Reserve is a minimum of 2 games in the Senior or Reserve Grade.
(b) [Reserve and Third playing] - the qualification for Third is a minimum of 2 games in the Third Grade, provided the player has first met the Reserve qualifications in Rule 55C(d).
(c) [Senior and Under-age team playing] – the qualification for the Under-age team does not include the 6 game provision in Rule 55C(b)(i) or 55C(c).
(d) [Reserve and Third playing] - the qualification for Third is a minimum of 2 games in the Third Grade, provided the player has first met the Reserve qualifications in Rule 55C(d).

55D.6 Over-age players in Under-age Grades
An over-age player permitted by the Board in accordance with Rule 51 or 53 to play home and away games in an Under-age Grade is subject to a finals qualification of a minimum of 8 games for the team he wishes to represent in finals.

 

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