Our Umpires are selected to ensure the R40s AFL9s is kept as a social sport, so that it can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced players alike. Most of our umpires are full time, but we do use emergency umpires from selected competing players from time to time. R40s umpires have all completed an AFL approved online training course and have at least 3 seasons experience in doing the job, making them some of the most experienced umpires in the game.
We realize that players get frustrated with the umpires and the consistency of umpiring, because of this we urge all player to read the rules and do the online umpiring course so they better understand the rules. Zero contact makes AFL9's completely different to AFL and the tactics employed are therefore different. Roaring 40's is committed to providing the best AFL9s competition in Australia and we see umpiring paramount to the success of our service.
Remember AFL9s is a social game and umpires will get it wrong from time to time, so please respect their decision and get on with enjoying the game.
Want to try umpiring ?
R40s Is always looking for New Umpires, if you think you would like to give it a go and make some cash, please register your interest below.
AFL9s is a modified AFL game that is played
with 9 players on a reduced 100x50 field. The field is broken up into thirds with a 30/40/30 split. Contact has been removed from the game and tackles have been replaced by Tags. Players are penalised for initiating contact and turnovers occur when the ball hits the ground. These are the basics of the game.
For a full description of all the rules please press or click on the button below.
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R40s has been apart of AFL9s since it's inception. We believe that our competition is the best in Australia and as such have evolved some of the rules to improve the game.