SENIOR FOOTBALL RULES 

1.                   Matches are to be played on the ground of the first named team and at the scheduled commencement time, unless indicated otherwise.

2.                   The home team is to supply the ball

3.                   If the ground is changed by the host school, the Executive Officer is to be notified by the Wednesday prior to the match.  It is vital that this occur as contact then has to be made with the Umpire’s Coordinator to inform the Umpires of this change.

4.                   Schools cancelling matches or changing grounds without prior warning may be liable for the umpires’ fees.

5.                   Matches will commence at <st1:time w:st="on" hour="12" minute="30">12.30 pm and <st1:time w:st="on" hour="14" minute="15">2.15 pm

6.                   Unless boundary and goal umpires are appointed by the SAAS Umpiring Coordinator, EACH TEAM shall provide ONE competent GOAL UMPIRE AND one competent BOUNDARY UMPIRE, BOTH APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. 

7.                   The First XV111 matches shall consist of 4 x 25 minute quarters.

Other matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters.

The 12.30 games MUST finish NO LATER than 2.10 pm – all time after    half time is to be divided equally for the last two quarters, but allowing for the ¾ time break, so that the game finished on time. 

8.                   All matches shall be played under the rules of football as adopted by the South Australian National Football League.

 EXCEPT IN MATTERS OF:

(a)     Time and replacement of players and

(b)     Number 27 of these rules

(c)     

9.                   Time off is only allowed where there is a prolonged delay – the Umpire is the sole judge of this.

10.                All members of teams shall be under 19 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.

11.                When the wearing of the same colour shorts or Guernseys makes two teams difficult to distinguish, the visiting school will change to a different colour – this should be mutually arranged between schools during the week before the match is played.

12.                The Umpire has the power to send a player off the field without allowing a replacement if he considers him guilty of a reportable offence. Any such player(s) shall stay off the field for the remainder of that quarter and the entire next quarter before being permitted to resume play.   The Umpire may also send a player(s) off for ten (10) minutes (for non reportable offences), without allowing a replacement.

13.          If a player is sent from the ground for a reportable offence, the Umpire must complete a                   SAAS Report Form and hand it to the player’s coach.  The player’s coach is required to

Present it to his Principal for appropriate action. A copy of the SAAS form with the   results of any action is sent to the opposing School Principal (if necessary) and the SAAS

                Executive Officer.

14.    A player who utters an audible obscenity, directed to an     umpire/players/officials/.spectator, is IMMEDIATELY SENT OFF THE FIELD for the remainder of the quarter and the following quarter.  This will automatically result in a report.

NB.  Umpires are instructed to accompany all offending players (pursuant to clauses 12, 13 and 16 herein,) to the bench.

15.    The Field Umpire has the right to overrule any decision of the Goal Umpire.

16.       A player being replaced must be taken off and the replacement player

Put on through the same gateway.  Gateways to be level with the centre square and opposite to each other.  The gateway is to be 20 metres.  This rule to apply to all grades.  An injured player may be taken off at any point, but the replacement player must go on through the gateway.

          17.     UMPIRES

     All games will be controlled by the SAAS panel umpires, appointed by the SAAS/SANFL               Umpire’s Coach Robert Murphy, Umpires assistant Coach John Rodgers, and Umpires’ Coordinator Colin Steinert.

         18.         UMPIRES PAYMENTS

First XV11 A1/A2/A3                              $90.00 per game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                           $70.00 per game – if a 12.30 pm game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                          $80.00 per game     if a 2.15 pm game

If only ONE umpire is appointed to the group 2 or 3 game the payment is $90.00 (i.e. $45.00 each school)

                        If a Group A1/A2/A3 game only has ONE umpire the fee is $110.00

Match payments are made in cash directly after the game (with the exception of AHS     who will organize to post a cheque)

BOUNDARY AND GOAL UMPIRES 2011 – at this stage we are not certain how many boundary and goal umpires we can access for our SAAS Open football matches – once the term starts I will have more idea and will contact schools then.  Payment will be on a par with 2010  i.e.  Boundary              $40                         Goals  $30

19.                TWO UMPIRE SYSTEM

The SAAS Umpiring Coordinator will appoint two (2) field umpires to each 2.15 pm match, and where possible, two (2) field umpires to each 12.30 pm match.  All such appointed field umpires are to attend their game no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

20.                In the event of only one umpire in attendance 10 minutes prior to commencement time, the attending umpire must ;

 In the case of 2.15 matches:

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the absent umpire is  not contactable the Field Umpire must either- umpire on his own OR negotiate with the umpire in the 12.30 match for either one or both to assist in the 2.15 game.

In the case of 12.30 matches;

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the attending umpire is a “Green Shirt” or inexperienced umpire the Umpiring Coordinator will contact both coaches before the match is to commence.

(c)     If the attending umpire is a “senior” or “experienced” umpire the match will commence under a one (1) umpire system.

NB.  Under NO circumstance will a “Green Shirt” or “inexperienced” umpire commence the match without first contacting the Umpiring Coordinator.

       

21.    First XV111 (A1/A2 and A3) games will be 18 per side, with up to four interchange players    being used.

22.     Group 2 and 3 teams (B1, B2 and B3) may enter sides of 15 or 18 aside

  Teams playing 18 aside may have up to 7 interchange players

  Teams playing less than 18 players have the right to have a maximum of 2 reserves.

23.    Where schools with 18 players are programmed against schools with 15 players, the lesser number becomes the game number for the day; unless prior arrangement has been reached.

24.    Where teams have 15 players ONLY THREE PLAYERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SQUARE FOR CENTRE BOUNCES

25.      All players are required to wear distinguishing numbers.

26.    The SANFL have requested that all the afternoon teams fill in the appropriate SANFL team sheet and give it to the Umpires before the commencement of the game.

27.        Because most of the Goal Umpires appointed to SAAS matches are young or inexperienced, a player kicking the ball back into play after a point has been scored, MUST wait until the Goal umpires have waved their flags.



SENIOR FOOTBALL RULES 

1.                   Matches are to be played on the ground of the first named team and at the scheduled commencement time, unless indicated otherwise.

2.                   The home team is to supply the ball

3.                   If the ground is changed by the host school, the Executive Officer is to be notified by the Wednesday prior to the match.  It is vital that this occur as contact then has to be made with the Umpire’s Coordinator to inform the Umpires of this change.

4.                   Schools cancelling matches or changing grounds without prior warning may be liable for the umpires’ fees.

5.                   Matches will commence at <st1:time w:st="on" hour="12" minute="30">12.30 pm and <st1:time w:st="on" hour="14" minute="15">2.15 pm

6.                   Unless boundary and goal umpires are appointed by the SAAS Umpiring Coordinator, EACH TEAM shall provide ONE competent GOAL UMPIRE AND one competent BOUNDARY UMPIRE, BOTH APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. 

7.                   The First XV111 matches shall consist of 4 x 25 minute quarters.

Other matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters.

The 12.30 games MUST finish NO LATER than 2.10 pm – all time after    half time is to be divided equally for the last two quarters, but allowing for the ¾ time break, so that the game finished on time. 

8.                   All matches shall be played under the rules of football as adopted by the South Australian National Football League.

 EXCEPT IN MATTERS OF:

(a)     Time and replacement of players and

(b)     Number 27 of these rules

(c)     

9.                   Time off is only allowed where there is a prolonged delay – the Umpire is the sole judge of this.

10.                All members of teams shall be under 19 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.

11.                When the wearing of the same colour shorts or Guernseys makes two teams difficult to distinguish, the visiting school will change to a different colour – this should be mutually arranged between schools during the week before the match is played.

12.                The Umpire has the power to send a player off the field without allowing a replacement if he considers him guilty of a reportable offence. Any such player(s) shall stay off the field for the remainder of that quarter and the entire next quarter before being permitted to resume play.   The Umpire may also send a player(s) off for ten (10) minutes (for non reportable offences), without allowing a replacement.

13.          If a player is sent from the ground for a reportable offence, the Umpire must complete a                   SAAS Report Form and hand it to the player’s coach.  The player’s coach is required to

Present it to his Principal for appropriate action. A copy of the SAAS form with the   results of any action is sent to the opposing School Principal (if necessary) and the SAAS

                Executive Officer.

14.    A player who utters an audible obscenity, directed to an     umpire/players/officials/.spectator, is IMMEDIATELY SENT OFF THE FIELD for the remainder of the quarter and the following quarter.  This will automatically result in a report.

NB.  Umpires are instructed to accompany all offending players (pursuant to clauses 12, 13 and 16 herein,) to the bench.

15.    The Field Umpire has the right to overrule any decision of the Goal Umpire.

16.       A player being replaced must be taken off and the replacement player

Put on through the same gateway.  Gateways to be level with the centre square and opposite to each other.  The gateway is to be 20 metres.  This rule to apply to all grades.  An injured player may be taken off at any point, but the replacement player must go on through the gateway.

          17.     UMPIRES

     All games will be controlled by the SAAS panel umpires, appointed by the SAAS/SANFL               Umpire’s Coach Robert Murphy, Umpires assistant Coach John Rodgers, and Umpires’ Coordinator Colin Steinert.

         18.         UMPIRES PAYMENTS

First XV11 A1/A2/A3                              $90.00 per game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                           $70.00 per game – if a 12.30 pm game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                          $80.00 per game     if a 2.15 pm game

If only ONE umpire is appointed to the group 2 or 3 game the payment is $90.00 (i.e. $45.00 each school)

                        If a Group A1/A2/A3 game only has ONE umpire the fee is $110.00

Match payments are made in cash directly after the game (with the exception of AHS     who will organize to post a cheque)

BOUNDARY AND GOAL UMPIRES 2011 – at this stage we are not certain how many boundary and goal umpires we can access for our SAAS Open football matches – once the term starts I will have more idea and will contact schools then.  Payment will be on a par with 2010  i.e.  Boundary              $40                         Goals  $30

19.                TWO UMPIRE SYSTEM

The SAAS Umpiring Coordinator will appoint two (2) field umpires to each 2.15 pm match, and where possible, two (2) field umpires to each 12.30 pm match.  All such appointed field umpires are to attend their game no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

20.                In the event of only one umpire in attendance 10 minutes prior to commencement time, the attending umpire must ;

 In the case of 2.15 matches:

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the absent umpire is  not contactable the Field Umpire must either- umpire on his own OR negotiate with the umpire in the 12.30 match for either one or both to assist in the 2.15 game.

In the case of 12.30 matches;

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the attending umpire is a “Green Shirt” or inexperienced umpire the Umpiring Coordinator will contact both coaches before the match is to commence.

(c)     If the attending umpire is a “senior” or “experienced” umpire the match will commence under a one (1) umpire system.

NB.  Under NO circumstance will a “Green Shirt” or “inexperienced” umpire commence the match without first contacting the Umpiring Coordinator.

       

21.    First XV111 (A1/A2 and A3) games will be 18 per side, with up to four interchange players    being used.

22.     Group 2 and 3 teams (B1, B2 and B3) may enter sides of 15 or 18 aside

  Teams playing 18 aside may have up to 7 interchange players

  Teams playing less than 18 players have the right to have a maximum of 2 reserves.

23.    Where schools with 18 players are programmed against schools with 15 players, the lesser number becomes the game number for the day; unless prior arrangement has been reached.

24.    Where teams have 15 players ONLY THREE PLAYERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SQUARE FOR CENTRE BOUNCES

25.      All players are required to wear distinguishing numbers.

26.    The SANFL have requested that all the afternoon teams fill in the appropriate SANFL team sheet and give it to the Umpires before the commencement of the game.

27.        Because most of the Goal Umpires appointed to SAAS matches are young or inexperienced, a player kicking the ball back into play after a point has been scored, MUST wait until the Goal umpires have waved their flags.

SENIOR FOOTBALL RULES 

1.                   Matches are to be played on the ground of the first named team and at the scheduled commencement time, unless indicated otherwise.

2.                   The home team is to supply the ball

3.                   If the ground is changed by the host school, the Executive Officer is to be notified by the Wednesday prior to the match.  It is vital that this occur as contact then has to be made with the Umpire’s Coordinator to inform the Umpires of this change.

4.                   Schools cancelling matches or changing grounds without prior warning may be liable for the umpires’ fees.

5.                   Matches will commence at <st1:time w:st="on" hour="12" minute="30">12.30 pm and <st1:time w:st="on" hour="14" minute="15">2.15 pm

6.                   Unless boundary and goal umpires are appointed by the SAAS Umpiring Coordinator, EACH TEAM shall provide ONE competent GOAL UMPIRE AND one competent BOUNDARY UMPIRE, BOTH APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. 

7.                   The First XV111 matches shall consist of 4 x 25 minute quarters.

Other matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters.

The 12.30 games MUST finish NO LATER than 2.10 pm – all time after    half time is to be divided equally for the last two quarters, but allowing for the ¾ time break, so that the game finished on time. 

8.                   All matches shall be played under the rules of football as adopted by the South Australian National Football League.

 EXCEPT IN MATTERS OF:

(a)     Time and replacement of players and

(b)     Number 27 of these rules

(c)     

9.                   Time off is only allowed where there is a prolonged delay – the Umpire is the sole judge of this.

10.                All members of teams shall be under 19 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.

11.                When the wearing of the same colour shorts or Guernseys makes two teams difficult to distinguish, the visiting school will change to a different colour – this should be mutually arranged between schools during the week before the match is played.

12.                The Umpire has the power to send a player off the field without allowing a replacement if he considers him guilty of a reportable offence. Any such player(s) shall stay off the field for the remainder of that quarter and the entire next quarter before being permitted to resume play.   The Umpire may also send a player(s) off for ten (10) minutes (for non reportable offences), without allowing a replacement.

13.          If a player is sent from the ground for a reportable offence, the Umpire must complete a                   SAAS Report Form and hand it to the player’s coach.  The player’s coach is required to

Present it to his Principal for appropriate action. A copy of the SAAS form with the   results of any action is sent to the opposing School Principal (if necessary) and the SAAS

                Executive Officer.

14.    A player who utters an audible obscenity, directed to an     umpire/players/officials/.spectator, is IMMEDIATELY SENT OFF THE FIELD for the remainder of the quarter and the following quarter.  This will automatically result in a report.

NB.  Umpires are instructed to accompany all offending players (pursuant to clauses 12, 13 and 16 herein,) to the bench.

15.    The Field Umpire has the right to overrule any decision of the Goal Umpire.

16.       A player being replaced must be taken off and the replacement player

Put on through the same gateway.  Gateways to be level with the centre square and opposite to each other.  The gateway is to be 20 metres.  This rule to apply to all grades.  An injured player may be taken off at any point, but the replacement player must go on through the gateway.

          17.     UMPIRES

     All games will be controlled by the SAAS panel umpires, appointed by the SAAS/SANFL               Umpire’s Coach Robert Murphy, Umpires assistant Coach John Rodgers, and Umpires’ Coordinator Colin Steinert.

         18.         UMPIRES PAYMENTS

First XV11 A1/A2/A3                              $90.00 per game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                           $70.00 per game – if a 12.30 pm game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                          $80.00 per game     if a 2.15 pm game

If only ONE umpire is appointed to the group 2 or 3 game the payment is $90.00 (i.e. $45.00 each school)

                        If a Group A1/A2/A3 game only has ONE umpire the fee is $110.00

Match payments are made in cash directly after the game (with the exception of AHS     who will organize to post a cheque)

BOUNDARY AND GOAL UMPIRES 2011 – at this stage we are not certain how many boundary and goal umpires we can access for our SAAS Open football matches – once the term starts I will have more idea and will contact schools then.  Payment will be on a par with 2010  i.e.  Boundary              $40                         Goals  $30

19.                TWO UMPIRE SYSTEM

The SAAS Umpiring Coordinator will appoint two (2) field umpires to each 2.15 pm match, and where possible, two (2) field umpires to each 12.30 pm match.  All such appointed field umpires are to attend their game no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

20.                In the event of only one umpire in attendance 10 minutes prior to commencement time, the attending umpire must ;

 In the case of 2.15 matches:

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the absent umpire is  not contactable the Field Umpire must either- umpire on his own OR negotiate with the umpire in the 12.30 match for either one or both to assist in the 2.15 game.

In the case of 12.30 matches;

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the attending umpire is a “Green Shirt” or inexperienced umpire the Umpiring Coordinator will contact both coaches before the match is to commence.

(c)     If the attending umpire is a “senior” or “experienced” umpire the match will commence under a one (1) umpire system.

NB.  Under NO circumstance will a “Green Shirt” or “inexperienced” umpire commence the match without first contacting the Umpiring Coordinator.

       

21.    First XV111 (A1/A2 and A3) games will be 18 per side, with up to four interchange players    being used.

22.     Group 2 and 3 teams (B1, B2 and B3) may enter sides of 15 or 18 aside

  Teams playing 18 aside may have up to 7 interchange players

  Teams playing less than 18 players have the right to have a maximum of 2 reserves.

23.    Where schools with 18 players are programmed against schools with 15 players, the lesser number becomes the game number for the day; unless prior arrangement has been reached.

24.    Where teams have 15 players ONLY THREE PLAYERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SQUARE FOR CENTRE BOUNCES

25.      All players are required to wear distinguishing numbers.

26.    The SANFL have requested that all the afternoon teams fill in the appropriate SANFL team sheet and give it to the Umpires before the commencement of the game.

27.        Because most of the Goal Umpires appointed to SAAS matches are young or inexperienced, a player kicking the ball back into play after a point has been scored, MUST wait until the Goal umpires have waved their flags.

SENIOR FOOTBALL RULES 

1.                   Matches are to be played on the ground of the first named team and at the scheduled commencement time, unless indicated otherwise.

2.                   The home team is to supply the ball

3.                   If the ground is changed by the host school, the Executive Officer is to be notified by the Wednesday prior to the match.  It is vital that this occur as contact then has to be made with the Umpire’s Coordinator to inform the Umpires of this change.

4.                   Schools cancelling matches or changing grounds without prior warning may be liable for the umpires’ fees.

5.                   Matches will commence at <st1:time w:st="on" hour="12" minute="30">12.30 pm and <st1:time w:st="on" hour="14" minute="15">2.15 pm

6.                   Unless boundary and goal umpires are appointed by the SAAS Umpiring Coordinator, EACH TEAM shall provide ONE competent GOAL UMPIRE AND one competent BOUNDARY UMPIRE, BOTH APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. 

7.                   The First XV111 matches shall consist of 4 x 25 minute quarters.

Other matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters.

The 12.30 games MUST finish NO LATER than 2.10 pm – all time after    half time is to be divided equally for the last two quarters, but allowing for the ¾ time break, so that the game finished on time. 

8.                   All matches shall be played under the rules of football as adopted by the South Australian National Football League.

 EXCEPT IN MATTERS OF:

(a)     Time and replacement of players and

(b)     Number 27 of these rules

(c)     

9.                   Time off is only allowed where there is a prolonged delay – the Umpire is the sole judge of this.

10.                All members of teams shall be under 19 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.

11.                When the wearing of the same colour shorts or Guernseys makes two teams difficult to distinguish, the visiting school will change to a different colour – this should be mutually arranged between schools during the week before the match is played.

12.                The Umpire has the power to send a player off the field without allowing a replacement if he considers him guilty of a reportable offence. Any such player(s) shall stay off the field for the remainder of that quarter and the entire next quarter before being permitted to resume play.   The Umpire may also send a player(s) off for ten (10) minutes (for non reportable offences), without allowing a replacement.

13.          If a player is sent from the ground for a reportable offence, the Umpire must complete a                   SAAS Report Form and hand it to the player’s coach.  The player’s coach is required to

Present it to his Principal for appropriate action. A copy of the SAAS form with the   results of any action is sent to the opposing School Principal (if necessary) and the SAAS

                Executive Officer.

14.    A player who utters an audible obscenity, directed to an     umpire/players/officials/.spectator, is IMMEDIATELY SENT OFF THE FIELD for the remainder of the quarter and the following quarter.  This will automatically result in a report.

NB.  Umpires are instructed to accompany all offending players (pursuant to clauses 12, 13 and 16 herein,) to the bench.

15.    The Field Umpire has the right to overrule any decision of the Goal Umpire.

16.       A player being replaced must be taken off and the replacement player

Put on through the same gateway.  Gateways to be level with the centre square and opposite to each other.  The gateway is to be 20 metres.  This rule to apply to all grades.  An injured player may be taken off at any point, but the replacement player must go on through the gateway.

          17.     UMPIRES

     All games will be controlled by the SAAS panel umpires, appointed by the SAAS/SANFL               Umpire’s Coach Robert Murphy, Umpires assistant Coach John Rodgers, and Umpires’ Coordinator Colin Steinert.

         18.         UMPIRES PAYMENTS

First XV11 A1/A2/A3                              $90.00 per game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                           $70.00 per game – if a 12.30 pm game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                          $80.00 per game     if a 2.15 pm game

If only ONE umpire is appointed to the group 2 or 3 game the payment is $90.00 (i.e. $45.00 each school)

                        If a Group A1/A2/A3 game only has ONE umpire the fee is $110.00

Match payments are made in cash directly after the game (with the exception of AHS     who will organize to post a cheque)

BOUNDARY AND GOAL UMPIRES 2011 – at this stage we are not certain how many boundary and goal umpires we can access for our SAAS Open football matches – once the term starts I will have more idea and will contact schools then.  Payment will be on a par with 2010  i.e.  Boundary              $40                         Goals  $30

19.                TWO UMPIRE SYSTEM

The SAAS Umpiring Coordinator will appoint two (2) field umpires to each 2.15 pm match, and where possible, two (2) field umpires to each 12.30 pm match.  All such appointed field umpires are to attend their game no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

20.                In the event of only one umpire in attendance 10 minutes prior to commencement time, the attending umpire must ;

 In the case of 2.15 matches:

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the absent umpire is  not contactable the Field Umpire must either- umpire on his own OR negotiate with the umpire in the 12.30 match for either one or both to assist in the 2.15 game.

In the case of 12.30 matches;

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the attending umpire is a “Green Shirt” or inexperienced umpire the Umpiring Coordinator will contact both coaches before the match is to commence.

(c)     If the attending umpire is a “senior” or “experienced” umpire the match will commence under a one (1) umpire system.

NB.  Under NO circumstance will a “Green Shirt” or “inexperienced” umpire commence the match without first contacting the Umpiring Coordinator.

       

21.    First XV111 (A1/A2 and A3) games will be 18 per side, with up to four interchange players    being used.

22.     Group 2 and 3 teams (B1, B2 and B3) may enter sides of 15 or 18 aside

  Teams playing 18 aside may have up to 7 interchange players

  Teams playing less than 18 players have the right to have a maximum of 2 reserves.

23.    Where schools with 18 players are programmed against schools with 15 players, the lesser number becomes the game number for the day; unless prior arrangement has been reached.

24.    Where teams have 15 players ONLY THREE PLAYERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SQUARE FOR CENTRE BOUNCES

25.      All players are required to wear distinguishing numbers.

26.    The SANFL have requested that all the afternoon teams fill in the appropriate SANFL team sheet and give it to the Umpires before the commencement of the game.

27.        Because most of the Goal Umpires appointed to SAAS matches are young or inexperienced, a player kicking the ball back into play after a point has been scored, MUST wait until the Goal umpires have waved their flags

SENIOR FOOTBALL RULES 

1.                   Matches are to be played on the ground of the first named team and at the scheduled commencement time, unless indicated otherwise.

2.                   The home team is to supply the ball

3.                   If the ground is changed by the host school, the Executive Officer is to be notified by the Wednesday prior to the match.  It is vital that this occur as contact then has to be made with the Umpire’s Coordinator to inform the Umpires of this change.

4.                   Schools cancelling matches or changing grounds without prior warning may be liable for the umpires’ fees.

5.                   Matches will commence at <st1:time w:st="on" hour="12" minute="30">12.30 pm and <st1:time w:st="on" hour="14" minute="15">2.15 pm

6.                   Unless boundary and goal umpires are appointed by the SAAS Umpiring Coordinator, EACH TEAM shall provide ONE competent GOAL UMPIRE AND one competent BOUNDARY UMPIRE, BOTH APPROPRIATELY DRESSED. 

7.                   The First XV111 matches shall consist of 4 x 25 minute quarters.

Other matches will consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters.

The 12.30 games MUST finish NO LATER than 2.10 pm – all time after    half time is to be divided equally for the last two quarters, but allowing for the ¾ time break, so that the game finished on time. 

8.                   All matches shall be played under the rules of football as adopted by the South Australian National Football League.

 EXCEPT IN MATTERS OF:

(a)     Time and replacement of players and

(b)     Number 27 of these rules

(c)     

9.                   Time off is only allowed where there is a prolonged delay – the Umpire is the sole judge of this.

10.                All members of teams shall be under 19 years of age on 1st January in the year of competition.

11.                When the wearing of the same colour shorts or Guernseys makes two teams difficult to distinguish, the visiting school will change to a different colour – this should be mutually arranged between schools during the week before the match is played.

12.                The Umpire has the power to send a player off the field without allowing a replacement if he considers him guilty of a reportable offence. Any such player(s) shall stay off the field for the remainder of that quarter and the entire next quarter before being permitted to resume play.   The Umpire may also send a player(s) off for ten (10) minutes (for non reportable offences), without allowing a replacement.

13.          If a player is sent from the ground for a reportable offence, the Umpire must complete a                   SAAS Report Form and hand it to the player’s coach.  The player’s coach is required to

Present it to his Principal for appropriate action. A copy of the SAAS form with the   results of any action is sent to the opposing School Principal (if necessary) and the SAAS

                Executive Officer.

14.    A player who utters an audible obscenity, directed to an     umpire/players/officials/.spectator, is IMMEDIATELY SENT OFF THE FIELD for the remainder of the quarter and the following quarter.  This will automatically result in a report.

NB.  Umpires are instructed to accompany all offending players (pursuant to clauses 12, 13 and 16 herein,) to the bench.

15.    The Field Umpire has the right to overrule any decision of the Goal Umpire.

16.       A player being replaced must be taken off and the replacement player

Put on through the same gateway.  Gateways to be level with the centre square and opposite to each other.  The gateway is to be 20 metres.  This rule to apply to all grades.  An injured player may be taken off at any point, but the replacement player must go on through the gateway.

          17.     UMPIRES

     All games will be controlled by the SAAS panel umpires, appointed by the SAAS/SANFL               Umpire’s Coach Robert Murphy, Umpires assistant Coach John Rodgers, and Umpires’ Coordinator Colin Steinert.

         18.         UMPIRES PAYMENTS

First XV11 A1/A2/A3                              $90.00 per game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                           $70.00 per game – if a 12.30 pm game

Group 2 and 3 B1/B2/B3                          $80.00 per game     if a 2.15 pm game

If only ONE umpire is appointed to the group 2 or 3 game the payment is $90.00 (i.e. $45.00 each school)

                        If a Group A1/A2/A3 game only has ONE umpire the fee is $110.00

Match payments are made in cash directly after the game (with the exception of AHS     who will organize to post a cheque)

BOUNDARY AND GOAL UMPIRES 2011 – at this stage we are not certain how many boundary and goal umpires we can access for our SAAS Open football matches – once the term starts I will have more idea and will contact schools then.  Payment will be on a par with 2010  i.e.  Boundary              $40                         Goals  $30

19.                TWO UMPIRE SYSTEM

The SAAS Umpiring Coordinator will appoint two (2) field umpires to each 2.15 pm match, and where possible, two (2) field umpires to each 12.30 pm match.  All such appointed field umpires are to attend their game no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement time.

20.                In the event of only one umpire in attendance 10 minutes prior to commencement time, the attending umpire must ;

 In the case of 2.15 matches:

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the absent umpire is  not contactable the Field Umpire must either- umpire on his own OR negotiate with the umpire in the 12.30 match for either one or both to assist in the 2.15 game.

In the case of 12.30 matches;

(a)     Contact the Umpiring Coordinator to attempt to contact the absent umpire

(b)     If the attending umpire is a “Green Shirt” or inexperienced umpire the Umpiring Coordinator will contact both coaches before the match is to commence.

(c)     If the attending umpire is a “senior” or “experienced” umpire the match will commence under a one (1) umpire system.

NB.  Under NO circumstance will a “Green Shirt” or “inexperienced” umpire commence the match without first contacting the Umpiring Coordinator.

       

21.    First XV111 (A1/A2 and A3) games will be 18 per side, with up to four interchange players    being used.

22.     Group 2 and 3 teams (B1, B2 and B3) may enter sides of 15 or 18 aside

  Teams playing 18 aside may have up to 7 interchange players

  Teams playing less than 18 players have the right to have a maximum of 2 reserves.

23.    Where schools with 18 players are programmed against schools with 15 players, the lesser number becomes the game number for the day; unless prior arrangement has been reached.

24.    Where teams have 15 players ONLY THREE PLAYERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SQUARE FOR CENTRE BOUNCES

25.      All players are required to wear distinguishing numbers.

26.    The SANFL have requested that all the afternoon teams fill in the appropriate SANFL team sheet and give it to the Umpires before the commencement of the game.

27.        Because most of the Goal Umpires appointed to SAAS matches are young or inexperienced, a player kicking the ball back into play after a point has been scored, MUST wait until the Goal umpires have waved their flags

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