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AUSTRALIAN RULES STANDINGS & FIXTURES - NORTHERN SATIS
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1St Patrick's33000155005715700.000
2Scotch Oakburn44000205004230140.000
3Grammar5230013260378742.000
4St Brendan-Shaw60006000180.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-May-24
3:00 PM
Scotch OakburnGrammarScotch Oakburn Park - Bushby OvalScotch Oakburn Won (36 to 30)
SOC 5.6.36 def LCGS 4.6.30
Wed 1-May-24
3:00 PM
St Brendan-ShawSt Patrick'sSt Brendan Shaw CollegeSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (0 to 3)
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 8-May-24
3:00 PM
St Brendan-ShawScotch OakburnSt Brendan Shaw CollegeSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (0 to 3)
Wed 8-May-24
3:00 PM
St Patrick'sGrammarSt Patrick's College - Old Boys OvalSt Patrick's Won (51 to 1)
SPC 7.9.51 def LCGS 0.1.1
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
3:00 PM
GrammarScotch OakburnLaunceston GrammarScotch Oakburn Won
Wed 15-May-24
3:00 PM
St Patrick'sSt Brendan-ShawSt Patrick's College - Old Boys OvalSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (3 to 0)
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
3:00 PM
St Patrick'sScotch OakburnSt Patrick's College - Old Boys Oval
Wed 22-May-24
3:00 PM
St Brendan-ShawGrammarSt Brendan Shaw CollegeSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (0 to 3)
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 29-May-24
3:00 PM
GrammarSt Patrick'sLaunceston Grammar
Wed 29-May-24
3:00 PM
Scotch OakburnSt Brendan-ShawScotch Oakburn Park - Main OvalSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (3 to 0)
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24
3:00 PM
GrammarSt Brendan-ShawLaunceston GrammarSt Brendan-Shaw Forfeited (3 to 0)
Wed 5-Jun-24
3:00 PM
Scotch OakburnSt Patrick'sScotch Oakburn Park - Main or Bushby
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
South.1 vs North.2
Wed 12-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
North.1 vs South.2
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 22-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Winners of Semi Finals - Venue & Time TBC
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  NSATIS Girls 1sts Football - History of Champions
2023Scotch Oakburn
2022Scotch Oakburn
2021Marist
2019Scotch Oakburn
2018St Patrick's
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1St Brendan-Shaw330001550029262470.000
2St Patrick's Green321001136632581401.000
3St Patrick's Gold31200723310921550.000
4Scotch Oakburn303003100344028.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-May-24
2:30 PM
St Brendan-ShawSt Patrick's GoldGirdlestone ParkSt Brendan-Shaw Won (77 to 13)
Thu 2-May-24
2:30 PM
St Patrick's GreenScotch OakburnSt Patrick's CollegeSt Patrick's Green Won (137 to 7)
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 8-May-24
2:30 PM
Scotch OakburnSt Brendan-ShawScotch Oakburn Park - Bushby OvalSt Brendan-Shaw Won (12 to 131)
Thu 9-May-24
2:30 PM
St Patrick's GoldSt Patrick's GreenSt Patrick's CollegeSt Patrick's Gold Won (59 to 54)
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
2:30 PM
Scotch OakburnSt Patrick's GreenScotch Oakburn Park - Main OvalSt Patrick's Green Won (15 to 134)
SPC Green 19.20.134 def SOC 2.3.15
Wed 15-May-24
2:30 PM
St Patrick's GoldSt Brendan-ShawSt Patrick's CollegeSt Brendan-Shaw Won (37 to 84)
SBSC 12.12.84 def SPC Gold 5.7.37
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
2:30 PM
St Brendan-ShawSt Patrick's GreenGirdlestone Park
Wed 22-May-24
2:30 PM
Scotch OakburnSt Patrick's GoldScotch Oakburn Park - Main Oval
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 29-May-24
12:30 PM
St Patrick's GoldScotch OakburnSt Patrick's College
Wed 29-May-24
2:30 PM
St Patrick's GreenSt Brendan-ShawSt Patrick's College
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24
2:30 PM
St Brendan-ShawScotch OakburnSt Brendan Shaw College - / Girdlestone
Thu 6-Jun-24
2:30 PM
St Patrick's GreenSt Patrick's GoldSt Patrick's College
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24
2:30 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
NSATIS Final 1v2
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 22-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SATIS Final
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  NSATIS Senior 2nds Football - History of Champions
2023St Patrick's
AUSTRALIAN RULES REGULATIONS - NORTHERN SATIS
Girls 1sts Football Rules
SATIS GIRLS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL RULES & REGULATIONS - Updated April 2023
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must contact the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
Matches will be played midweek.
 
1. Sportsmanship
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player. Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials & Team Numbers
 
Team Officials
3.1 A match will not commence until field umpires have:
3.1.a met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2 Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a A coach.
3.2.b Field and Goal umpires if local umpiring association is unable.
3.2.c A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d A team manager.
3.2.e A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
Team Numbers
3.3 a. The numbers of players in a team must consist of between 12 and 21 players. 16 players may be on the playing surface at any one time with 5 on the interchange.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
4.1 Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3 Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4 Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5 Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6 Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7 Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8 Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9 Ensure that Goal umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10 Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11 Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard.
 
5. Interchanges
5.1 An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.2 Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.3 Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.4 Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.5 Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.6 Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.7 The number of interchange players shall be five.
5.8 Only 21 players may be used in any game, including all finals
5.9 A minimum of 12 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points. There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can only field 11 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
7. Spectators
7.1 The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of school football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for their concern.
7.2 The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to their attention by an umpire, by whatever means they judge appropriate, and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3 Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5 The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6 A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties
 
8. Host Schools
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a One new Burley/Sherrin Match football for matches
8.1.b Cards for the umpires
8.1.c 2 Central Umpires with football experience & 2 Goal Umpires who have been briefed on their duties before the match if the local umpiring association is unable.
 
9. Venues and Times
9.1 SSATIS matches will be played after school at TCA Ground & Bell St.
9.2 NSATIS matches will be played midweek starting at 3pm depending on roster planning arrangements
 
10. Duration
10.1.a SSATIS 4 x 12 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion). Breaks are 4min / 8min / 4min.
10.1.b NSATIS 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.1.c STATE FINAL 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.2 Breaks between quarters/halves will be as follows:
Quarter time - 5 minutes, Half time - 10 minutes, Three quarter time - 5 minutes. The siren/whistle will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
 
13. Finals
13.1 Finals structure will be determined year to year depending on the number of schools competing.
13.2.a SSATIS Finals venues will depend on availability.
13.2.b NSATIS Finals will be played at the ground of the highest placed qualifying team on the ladder at the end of the roster matches.
13.2.c The STATE Final when possible will be held as part of a finals gala day between the Boys 2nd XVIII & Boys 1st XVIII State Finals at the venue of the highest placed qualifier for the 1st XVIII Final.
13.3 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.3.a If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.3.b If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.4 Extra-Time:
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends. A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.5 Eligibility for Finals
13.5.a To be eligible for Regional & State Finals, students must have played at least half of the roster matches.
13.5.b Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to the regional chair for regional finals or the chair of SATIS for the state final.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central & Two Goal umpires will be appointed for games if possible. Boundary umpires are not required.
14.2 The home team must provide goal umpires with white flags & scorecards.
14.3 Goal umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.4 The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal umpires.
14.5 The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.6 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2 A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3 The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
16.1 In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a girl is penalised by a 50m penalty, she shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain their error. She may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time she spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the NSATIS Administrative Officer, and the schools and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to NSATIS Administrative Officer to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to NSATIS Administrative Officer and Chair of NSATIS to make final decision based on findings.
 
19. Appeals Tribunal
19.1 An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
- Headmaster
- Director of Sport
- Coach
- Reported Student
- Umpire
- Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
 
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, she is not eligible to play in NSATIS matches until she is cleared to play with that body.
 
 
SATIS FOOTBALL  
UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below:
        
          
              
        • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
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        • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
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        • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
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        • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.  
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        • Game Duration  4 x 15min Quarters or 2x20min halves with no time on    Breaks: 5min quarter times, 10min half time
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        • Bounce :  There will be no bounce; umpires will throw the ball up at all times.
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        • Ball:  A size 4 ball is to be used: short circumference 49 cm and long circumference 67 cm.
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Green and Red Card System
        
          
              
        • GREEN CARD - cooling off  
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        • RED CARD - reported
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        • Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (e.g. 5, 10 or 15 mins)
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        • Rest of the game send off
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        • Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
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        • Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
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        • Umpires written report required   
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        • Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.  
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        • Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match.
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        • Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
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Sports Association of Tasmania Independent Schools  
            Umpires Report Card  
Match   ................................... v   ...................................
Ground ........................................................................
Date  .................. / ................. / .....................................  
Umpire Details         
Field       /       Boundary       /       Goal  
Name  ................................................................................
Signature ...........................................................................
Email  ................................................................................
Phone  ................................................................................
 
Players Name: .......................................................................
Players Number: ....................................................................
School: ................................................................................
 
Details: ................................................................................          
...........................................................................................
Recommended Penalty: _________ weeks
 
Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, regardless of venue.
 
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BOYS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL - RULES & REGULATIONS Including Regional Boys 2nds NSATIS/SSATIS
 
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
 
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must telephone the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
  
 
1. Sportsmanship
 
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player.
  Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
 
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials
 
3.1  A match will not commence until field umpires:
3.1.a have met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b  have met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c  have agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2  Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a  A coach.
3.2.b Central, boundary and goal umpires.
3.2.c     A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d     A team manager.
3.2.e     A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs   to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
 
4.1  Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3  Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4  Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5  Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6  Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7  Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8  Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9  Ensure that Goal and Boundary umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10  Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11  Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
 
5. Interchanges
 
5.1  The bench for Boys 1sts will be 4 players + a substitue who can be activated at any time for any reason  injury, concussion, tactical, managed minutes. Boys 2nds is to be negotiated by schools.
5.2  An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.3  Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.4  Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.5  Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.6  Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.7  Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.8  The number of interchange players shall be four.
5.9  Only 22 players may be used in any game, including finals, unless there is an agreement between the two schools to have an extended interchange bench. This must be arranged  prior to game day.
5.10 A minimum of 15 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points.  There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can  only field 14 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the  points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
 
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
6.2 Coaches should meet prior to the game. Coaches of opposing teams should meet at the half time break to discuss any concerns PRIOR to addressing their teams. Should they feel it necessary, they may approach the Match Manager to convey their thoughts who will then pass this on to the umpires. If coaches feel more time is needed for the break following their discussion, they should seek approval of this from the umpires via the Match Manager.
 
7. Spectators
 
7.1  The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of schoolboy football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for his concern.
7.2  The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to his attention by an umpire, by whatever means he judges appropriate,and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3  Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5  The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6  A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties.
 
8. Host Schools
 
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a  Two new Sherrin Match footballs for 1st XVIII game matches
8.2.b  One new and one good condition Sherrin Match football for 2nd XVIII matches
8.3.c  A program detailing player names and numbers
  
8.5.d  Cards for the umpires
8.6.e  Central Umpires - 2 association umpires for 1sts games and 2 experienced umpires for 2nds games
8.7.f   Boundary Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.8.g  Goal Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.4.h  Provide after match refreshments and opportunity for reflection from coaches to students from both schools.
 
9. Venues and Times
 
9.1  1st XVIII matches will start at 1.00 pm unless alternative arrangements are agreed to by both schools. 2nd XVIII Matches will start at 11.00 am.
9.2  The host school will determine the venue. The venue would normally be the host school's own home ground but the host school may choose another venue of suitable standard if the home ground is unavailable.
 
10. Duration
 
10.1  First XVIII Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion.)
10.2  2nd XVIII (State Final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (NSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (SSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 15 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.3  Breaks between quarters will be as follows:
Quarter time -5 minutes, Half time-15 minutes, Three quarter time-5 minutes. The siren will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
 
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
 
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
12.3 Scores and best players are to be emailed through to both Examiner and Mercury newspapers by 5pm on the day of play. SSATIS and NSATIS Administrative officers to receive this information by the following Monday.
 
13. Finals
 
13.1 In the four-team roster there will be a straight grand final between 1st and 2nd place on the ladder.
13.2  First XVIII Grand Final to be played at the ground of the highest placed team on the ladder at the end of the roster games.
13.3  2nd XVIII Grand Final to be played at the same venue as the Firsts game.
13.4 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.4.a  If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.4.b  If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.5  Extra-Time: State Final
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends.  A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.6  Eligibility for Finals
13.6.1 To be eligible for the SATIS Football State Final, students must have played a  minimum of half of the roster games in either the 1sts or 2nds competition.
13.6.2 Once a player has played more than half the roster in the 1sts, he is ineligible to play in the 2nds final. A students playing more than half of the season in the 2nds is still eligible in the 1sts final.
13.6.3 Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to chair of SATIS.
13.6.4 If a school is represented in both the 1sts and 2nds state finals, all players are available for selection in either competition. The 2nds regional final is to be considered the equivalent of a statewide semifinal in 1sts, so that if a school has qualified a team in both the 1sts statewide semi and 2nds regional final they have the same selection flexibility that occurs if your school has teams qualify for the 1sts and 2nds state finals. Players are to only play in one final at each stage of the finals series.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central umpires will be arranged for 1sts and 2nds games.
14.2  The home team must provide two boundary umpires, who must be dressed in a fluoro /white top. The boundary umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.3  The home team must provide goal umpires, who must be supplied with white flags, a score card and white umpire's coat. The goal umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.4 Goal and boundary umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.5  The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal or boundary umpires.
14.6  The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.7 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
 
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2  A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3  The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
 
16.1  In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a boy is penalised by a 50m penalty, he shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain his error. He may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time he spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length  of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d  Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
 
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
 
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SATIS Administrative Officers and the school and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers and Chair of SATIS to make final decision based on findings.
   
19. Appeals Tribunal
 
19.1  An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
  The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
   - Headmaster
   - Director of Sport
   - Coach
   - Reported Student
   - Umpire
    - Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
  
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, he is not eligible to play for SATIS until he is cleared to play with that body.
 
 
SATIS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL  
UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below:
  • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
  • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
  • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
  • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
  • Game Duration  4 x 15min Quarters or 2x20min halves with no time on    Breaks: 5min quarter times, 10min half time
 
Green and Red Card System
  • GREEN CARD - cooling off
  • RED CARD - reported
  • Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (eg 5, 10 or 15 mins)
  • Rest of the game send off
  • Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
  • Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
  • Umpires written report required  
  • Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.
  • Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match.
  • Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
 
 
 
 
 
Sports Association of Tasmania Independent Schools  
            Umpires Report Card  
Match   ................................... v   ...................................
Ground ........................................................................
Date  .................. / ................. / .....................................  
Umpire Details         
Field       /       Boundary       /       Goal  
Name  ................................................................................
Signature ...........................................................................
Email  ................................................................................
Phone  ................................................................................
 
Players Name: .......................................................................
Players Number: ....................................................................
School: ................................................................................
 
Details: ................................................................................          
...........................................................................................
Recommended Penalty: _________ weeks
 
 
Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, except for matches palyed at Campbell Town where costs will be shared evenly between the 2 schools involved in the match.
 
AUSTRALIAN RULES STANDINGS & FIXTURES - SOUTHERN SATIS
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1Guilford Young3300015500227112063.000
2Friends'32100113667511366.000
3Collegiate3120072333714126.000
4Fahan3030031004511937.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Thu 2-May-24
4:15 PM
CollegiateGuilford YoungGeilston Bay Oval #1Guilford Young Won (7 to 74)
Thu 2-May-24
4:15 PM
FahanFriends'TCAFriends' Won (20 to 29)
FAH 3.2.20 lost to TFS 4.5.29
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 7-May-24
2:10 PM
FahanGuilford YoungNorth Hobart OvalGuilford Young Won (3 to 64)
Thu 9-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'CollegiateTCAFriends' Won (45 to 4)
TFS 6-9-45 to COL 0-4-4
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Thu 16-May-24
4:15 PM
Guilford YoungFriends'Geilston Bay Oval #1Guilford Young Won (89 to 1)
GYC 31.11.89 def TFS 0.1.1
Thu 16-May-24
4:15 PM
CollegiateFahanTCACollegiate Won (26 to 22)
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Thu 23-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'FahanGeilston Bay Oval #1
Thu 23-May-24
4:15 PM
Guilford YoungCollegiateTCA
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Thu 30-May-24
4:15 PM
Guilford YoungFahanGeilston Bay Oval #1
Thu 30-May-24
4:15 PM
CollegiateFriends'TCA
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Thu 6-Jun-24
4:15 PM
FahanCollegiateGeilston Bay Oval #1
Thu 6-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Friends'Guilford YoungTCA
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
State Semi-Final (S1 v N2. South)
Wed 12-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
State Semi-Final (N1 v S2. North)
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 22-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SATIS Final
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  SSATIS Girls 1sts Aussie Rules - History of Champions
2021Guilford Young
2019Fahan
2018Friends'
2017Guilford Young
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1Hutchins330001550012866193.000
2Friends'321001136613286153.000
3Guilford Young31200723310214072.000
4St Virgil's3030031006513548.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-May-24
4:00 PM
St Virgil'sHutchinsTCAHutchins Won (20 to 37)
Wed 1-May-24
4:30 PM
Friends'Guilford YoungGeilston Bay Oval #1Friends' Won (66 to 24)
TFS 10.6.66 def GYC 3.6.24
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 8-May-24
4:00 PM
St Virgil'sFriends'TCAFriends' Won (27 to 42)
SVC 4.3.27 lost to TFS 6.6.42
Wed 8-May-24
4:30 PM
HutchinsGuilford YoungGeilston Bay Oval #1Hutchins Won (56 to 22)
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
4:00 PM
Guilford YoungSt Virgil'sAbbotsfield ParkGuilford Young Won (56 to 18)
Wed 15-May-24
4:00 PM
Friends'HutchinsTCAHutchins Won (24 to 35)
TFS 3.6.24 lost to HUT 5.5.35
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
HutchinsSt Virgil'sGeilston Bay Oval #1
Wed 22-May-24
4:30 PM
Guilford YoungFriends'TCA
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 29-May-24
4:00 PM
Guilford YoungHutchinsTCA
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'St Virgil'sGeilston Bay Oval #1
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:00 PM
St Virgil'sGuilford YoungAbbotsfield Park
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:00 PM
Friends'HutchinsTCA
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SSATIS Final
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 22-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SATIS Final
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  SSATIS Boys Senior 2nds Aussie Rules - History of Champions
2023Hutchins Gold
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1Dominic1100055009220459.000
2SVC White110005500327457.000
3SVC Green101001100209221.000
4Friends'10100110073221.000
5Sacred Heart0000000009999.000
6Hutchins Magenta0000000009999.000
7Hutchins Gold0000000009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
Sacred Heart-- BYE --Bye
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaHutchins GoldHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'SVC WhiteBell Street - Main OvalSVC White Won (7 to 32)
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
DominicSVC GreenDominic OvalDominic Won (92 to 20)
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
SVC White-- BYE --Bye
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'SVC GreenBell Street - Main Oval
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
DominicHutchins MagentaDominic Oval
Wed 22-May-24
5:30 PM
Sacred HeartHutchins GoldGeilston Bay Oval #1
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins Magenta-- BYE --
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
Friends'Sacred HeartBell Street - Main Oval
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
DominicHutchins GoldDominic Oval
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
SVC GreenSVC WhiteSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins Gold-- BYE --
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaSVC WhiteHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
DominicFriends'Dominic Oval
Wed 5-Jun-24
5:30 PM
Sacred HeartSVC GreenGeilston Bay Oval #1
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC Green-- BYE --Bye
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaFriends'Hutchins WMO Oval
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
DominicSacred HeartDominic Oval
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC WhiteHutchins GoldSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 19-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Friends'-- BYE --
Wed 19-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaSacred HeartHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 19-Jun-24
4:15 PM
DominicSVC WhiteDominic Oval
Wed 19-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC GreenHutchins GoldSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 26-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Dominic-- BYE --
Wed 26-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins MagentaSVC GreenHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 26-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Friends'Hutchins GoldBell Street - Main Oval
Wed 26-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC WhiteSacred HeartSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 3-Jul-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SSATIS Final
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  SSATIS Boys Year 7-8 Aussie Rules - History of Champions
2023MacKillop Blue
2022SVC Green
2021MacKillop
2019Hutchins Magenta
2018MacKillop
2017New Town High
2016St Virgils Blue
2015St Virgils Saints
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1MacKillop1100055007761283.000
2SVC Gold1100055005419284.000
3Hutchins Black101001100195435.000
4St Aloysius1010011006777.000
5SVC Blue0000000009999.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
SVC Blue-- BYE --Bye
Wed 15-May-24
4:15 PM
SVC GoldHutchins BlackSt Virgil's Main OvalSVC Gold Won (54 to 19)
Wed 15-May-24
4:30 PM
MacKillopSt AloysiusGeilston Bay Oval #1MacKillop Won (77 to 6)
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
MacKillop-- BYE --
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins BlackSt AloysiusHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 22-May-24
4:15 PM
SVC BlueSVC GoldSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
St Aloysius-- BYE --
Wed 29-May-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins BlackSVC BlueHutchins WMO Oval
Wed 29-May-24
5:30 PM
MacKillopSVC GoldGeilston Bay Oval #1
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
Hutchins Black-- BYE --
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
MacKillopSVC BlueGeilston Bay Oval #1
Wed 5-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC GoldSt AloysiusSt Virgil's Main Oval
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
SVC Gold-- BYE --Bye
Wed 12-Jun-24
4:15 PM
MacKillopHutchins BlackGeilston Bay Oval #1
Wed 12-Jun-24
5:30 PM
St AloysiusSVC BlueGeilston Bay Oval #1
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 19-Jun-24
4:15 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Semi-Final 1. 2 v 3
Wed 19-Jun-24
5:30 PM
-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Semi-Final 2. 1 v 4
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 3-Jul-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SSATIS Final
  Format for Printer...
  SSATIS Boys Year 7-8 Aussie Rules - History of Champions
2023MacKillop Blue
2022SVC Green
2021MacKillop
2019Hutchins Magenta
2018MacKillop
2017New Town High
2016St Virgils Blue
2015St Virgils Saints
AUSTRALIAN RULES REGULATIONS - SOUTHERN SATIS
Australian Rules Football Regulations -       SSATIS / SATIS
Updated: April 2018
BOYS Football Regulations - Years 7 to 10
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed.
 
1. Team Officials
Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
1.1  A coach
1.2  Host School to provide 2 central umpires, and if available, boundary and goal umpires.
1.3   A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
1.4   A staff member with a minimum Level 1 First Aid Qualification
 
2. Duties of The Host School
The host school will provide:
2.1 Provide one game ball
2.2  Provide access to toilet & change room facilities
2.3 Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
2.4 Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper
2.5 Appropriate measures for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control.
 
3. Venues and Times
3.1  Games will start at 4.15pm
3.2  The host school will determine the venue. The venue would normally be the host school's own home ground but the host school may choose another venue of suitable standard if the home ground is unavailable.
 
4. Duration
4.1  Each game will consist of 20 minute halves with NO time on
4.2  Breaks between the halves of 5 minutes
 
 5. Finals
5.1 There will be a grand final between 1st and 2nd place on the ladder.
5.2 Final ladder positions will be determined by points and percentage from roster season
5.3  The Grand Final to be played at the ground of the highest placed team on the ladder at the end of the roster season or at a ground mutually agreed upon
5.4  Extra-Time: Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends.  A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership
5.5  Eligibility for Finals: To be eligible for the SSATIS Grand Final, students must have played a minimum of half of the roster games
  
6. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
6.1  In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a boy is penalised by a 50m penalty, he shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain his error. He may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time he spends off the field is at the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
6.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length  of time of the suspension.
6.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
6.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty
6.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player cannot be replaced, automatic report.
6.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
6.3.d  Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
7. Set Penalties by Schools
7.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
7.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
7.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
8. Reporting Procedure
 
8.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
8.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SSATIS Administrative Officer and the school and AFL Tasmania are notified.
8.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
8.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SSATIS Administrative Officer to notify AFL Tasmania.
8.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SSATIS Administrative Officer and Chair of SSATIS to make final decision based on findings.
   
9. Appeals Tribunal
 
9.1  An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
  The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
   - Headmaster
   - Director of Sport
   - Coach
   - Reported Student
   - Umpire
    - Match Manager
9.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 8.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 8.3.b applies.
 
10. Suspension by other bodies
10.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, he is not eligible to play for SATIS until he is cleared to play with that body.
 
11. Fair Play Rule
11.1 Boys Year 7 - 10 will play the STJFL Fair Play Mercy Rule with the exception of the Match Points and Percentage  https://stjfl.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/8.5.3-STJFL-Fair-Play-Mercy-Rule-U12-16.5.pdf
 
SATIS FOOTBALL UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below  
        
    • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
    •   
    • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
    •   
    • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
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    • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
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    • Umpires are invited to join both schools for refreshments following the game
 
Game Duration: 2 x 20min halves, 5 min half time break.
 
Green and Red Card System
GREEN CARD
        
    • cooling off
RED CARD
        
    • reported
Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (eg 5, 10 or 15 mins)
Rest of the game send off
Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
Umpires written report required  
Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.  
Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match. - Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
 
SSATIS FOOTBALL DUTIES OF MATCH MANAGER
Check List: Before the Game  
        
          
              
        • Check ground open, ambulance access & awareness of any no-parking areas   
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        • Check facilities: change rooms & toilets clean for players, umpires & visitors  
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        • Check safety issues: tap covers, surface, goalpost pads
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        • Game balls: Size 4 (Year 7/8), Size 5 (Year 9/10)
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        • Assume responsibility of time keeper and interchange steward if positions not filled
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        • Be responsible for the proper conduct of coaches, parents and players
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        • Check List: After the Game
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        • Accompany the umpires from the ground at full time
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        • Collect balls, flags, timer, score cards  
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        • Obtain match details from both teams (correct score, goal kickers, and their best 3 players)
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        • Check any report details with umpires - report card provided
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Check facilities are clear; change rooms cleaned and lock up.
  
Updated: April 2023
SSATIS GIRLS Football Regulations  -
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
 
SSATIS Girls Year 7 - 10 and 1sts playing regulations
 
Ground size
Soccer ovals with a maximum width of oval where possible. Centre square, goal square (9m in length) and a centre circle (3m diameter) to be marked out. Spacing between posts is 6.4m   
 
Players on ground
12 - 16 a side, Equal per team, Max 16 Min 12  
  
Maximum number on team list
21
 
Umpires
1 field, 2 goal umpires (home team to provide field umpire, each school to provide 1 goal umpire)
 
Coach and runner
Sideline coach with runner optional but must be wearing high-vis green or white
  
Trainer
For Firsts only: Home team to provide trainer. Each school to provide own equipment/supplies  
 
Ball type
Leather  
  
Ball size
4  
  
Game time  
4 x 12min quarters
4min 1/4 time breaks, 8 min half time break
 
Tackling
Yes
  
Bumping, stealing, barging, smothering, fending off, shepherding
Yes
  
Kick off ground
Year 7/8 10: Not permitted unless accidental
Year 9/10: Permitted but not encouraged
Firsts: Permitted
 
Bouncing the ball
Every 10 paces, unlimited
  
Marking
10m direct catch from another players kick
  
Out of bounds
If the ball is not kicked out on the full, or if there is doubt if it was touched off the kick, the umpire shall call a ball-up 10m in from the boundary
 
Penalties
25m penalty can be applied at the umpire's discretion if they feel a player has been hindered in any way. Players can be ordered off at the umpire's discretion
 
Fair Play Rule
Girls Year 7 - 10 will play the STJFL Fair Play Mercy Rule with the exception of the Match Points and Percentage  https://stjfl.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/8.5.3-STJFL-Fair-Play-Mercy-Rule-U12-16.5.pdf
 
Results
Win/Forfeit = 5
Draw = 3
Loss = 1
Washout = 3
Forfeit against = 0
 
Top 2 schools play in grand final
 
Firsts: Southern winner through to SATIS Final
 
 
Girls 1sts Football Rules
SATIS GIRLS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL RULES & REGULATIONS - Updated April 2023
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must contact the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
Matches will be played midweek.
 
1. Sportsmanship
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player. Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials & Team Numbers
 
Team Officials
3.1 A match will not commence until field umpires have:
3.1.a met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2 Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a A coach.
3.2.b Field and Goal umpires if local umpiring association is unable.
3.2.c A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d A team manager.
3.2.e A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
Team Numbers
3.3 a. The numbers of players in a team must consist of between 12 and 21 players. 16 players may be on the playing surface at any one time with 5 on the interchange.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
4.1 Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3 Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4 Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5 Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6 Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7 Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8 Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9 Ensure that Goal umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10 Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11 Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard.
 
5. Interchanges
5.1 An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.2 Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.3 Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.4 Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.5 Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.6 Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.7 The number of interchange players shall be five.
5.8 Only 21 players may be used in any game, including all finals
5.9 A minimum of 12 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points. There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can only field 11 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
7. Spectators
7.1 The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of school football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for their concern.
7.2 The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to their attention by an umpire, by whatever means they judge appropriate, and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3 Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5 The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6 A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties
 
8. Host Schools
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a One new Burley/Sherrin Match football for matches
8.1.b Cards for the umpires
8.1.c 2 Central Umpires with football experience & 2 Goal Umpires who have been briefed on their duties before the match if the local umpiring association is unable.
 
9. Venues and Times
9.1 SSATIS matches will be played after school at TCA Ground & Bell St.
9.2 NSATIS matches will be played midweek starting at 3pm depending on roster planning arrangements
 
10. Duration
10.1.a SSATIS 4 x 12 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion). Breaks are 4min / 8min / 4min.
10.1.b NSATIS 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.1.c STATE FINAL 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.2 Breaks between quarters/halves will be as follows:
Quarter time - 5 minutes, Half time - 10 minutes, Three quarter time - 5 minutes. The siren/whistle will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
 
13. Finals
13.1 Finals structure will be determined year to year depending on the number of schools competing.
13.2.a SSATIS Finals venues will depend on availability.
13.2.b NSATIS Finals will be played at the ground of the highest placed qualifying team on the ladder at the end of the roster matches.
13.2.c The STATE Final when possible will be held as part of a finals gala day between the Boys 2nd XVIII & Boys 1st XVIII State Finals at the venue of the highest placed qualifier for the 1st XVIII Final.
13.3 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.3.a If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.3.b If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.4 Extra-Time:
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends. A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.5 Eligibility for Finals
13.5.a To be eligible for Regional & State Finals, students must have played at least half of the roster matches.
13.5.b Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to the regional chair for regional finals or the chair of SATIS for the state final.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central & Two Goal umpires will be appointed for games if possible. Boundary umpires are not required.
14.2 The home team must provide goal umpires with white flags & scorecards.
14.3 Goal umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.4 The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal umpires.
14.5 The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.6 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2 A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3 The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
16.1 In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a girl is penalised by a 50m penalty, she shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain their error. She may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time she spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SSATIS Administrative Officer, and the schools and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SSATIS Administrative Officer to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SSATIS Administrative Officer and Chair of SSATIS to make final decision based on findings.
 
19. Appeals Tribunal
19.1 An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
- Headmaster
- Director of Sport
- Coach
- Reported Student
- Umpire
- Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
  
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, she is not eligible to play in NSATIS matches until she is cleared to play with that body.
 
SATIS FOOTBALL  
UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below:
        
    • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
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    • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
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    • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
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    • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
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    • Game Duration  4 x 15min Quarters or 2x20min halves with no time on    Breaks: 5min quarter times, 10min half time
 Green and Red Card System
        
    • GREEN CARD - cooling off
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    • RED CARD - reported
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    • Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (eg 5, 10 or 15 mins)
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    • Rest of the game send off
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    • Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
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    • Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
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    • Umpires written report required  
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    • Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.
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    • Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match.
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    • Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a  further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
 
 
 
 
Sports Association of Tasmania Independent Schools  
            Umpires Report Card  
Match   ................................... v   ...................................
Ground ........................................................................
Date  .................. / ................. / .....................................  
Umpire Details         
Field       /       Boundary       /       Goal  
Name  ................................................................................
Signature ...........................................................................
Email  ................................................................................
Phone  ................................................................................
 
Players Name: .......................................................................
Players Number: ....................................................................
School: ................................................................................
 
Details: ................................................................................          
...........................................................................................
Recommended Penalty: _________ weeks
 
Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, regardless of venue.
 
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BOYS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL - RULES & REGULATIONS Including Regional Boys 2nds NSATIS/SSATIS
 
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
 
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must telephone the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
  
 
1. Sportsmanship
 
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player.
  Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
 
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials
 
3.1  A match will not commence until field umpires:
3.1.a have met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b  have met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c  have agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2  Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a  A coach.
3.2.b Central, boundary and goal umpires.
3.2.c     A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d     A team manager.
3.2.e     A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs   to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
 
4.1  Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3  Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4  Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5  Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6  Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7  Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8  Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9  Ensure that Goal and Boundary umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10  Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11  Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
 
5. Interchanges
 
5.1  The bench for Boys 1sts will be 4 players + a substitue who can be activated at any time for any reason  injury, concussion, tactical, managed minutes. Boys 2nds is to be negotiated by schools.
5.2  An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.3  Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.4  Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.5  Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.6  Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.7  Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.8  The number of interchange players shall be four.
5.9  Only 22 players may be used in any game, including finals, unless there is an agreement between the two schools to have an extended interchange bench. This must be arranged  prior to game day.
5.10 A minimum of 15 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points.  There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can  only field 14 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the  points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
 
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
6.2 Coaches should meet prior to the game. Coaches of opposing teams should meet at the half time break to discuss any concerns PRIOR to addressing their teams. Should they feel it necessary, they may approach the Match Manager to convey their thoughts who will then pass this on to the umpires. If coaches feel more time is needed for the break following their discussion, they should seek approval of this from the umpires via the Match Manager.
 
7. Spectators
 
7.1  The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of schoolboy football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for his concern.
7.2  The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to his attention by an umpire, by whatever means he judges appropriate,and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3  Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5  The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6  A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties.
 
8. Host Schools
 
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a  Two new Sherrin Match footballs for 1st XVIII game matches
8.2.b  One new and one good condition Sherrin Match football for 2nd XVIII matches
8.3.c  A program detailing player names and numbers
  
8.5.d  Cards for the umpires
8.6.e  Central Umpires - 2 association umpires for 1sts games and 2 experienced umpires for 2nds games
8.7.f   Boundary Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.8.g  Goal Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.4.h  Provide after match refreshments and opportunity for reflection from coaches to students from both schools.
 
9. Venues and Times
 
9.1  1st XVIII matches will start at 1.00 pm unless alternative arrangements are agreed to by both schools. 2nd XVIII Matches will start at 11.00 am.
9.2  The host school will determine the venue. The venue would normally be the host school's own home ground but the host school may choose another venue of suitable standard if the home ground is unavailable.
 
10. Duration
 
10.1  First XVIII Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion.)
10.2  2nd XVIII (State Final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (NSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (SSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 15 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.3  Breaks between quarters will be as follows:
Quarter time -5 minutes, Half time-15 minutes, Three quarter time-5 minutes. The siren will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
 
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
 
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
12.3 Scores and best players are to be emailed through to both Examiner and Mercury newspapers by 5pm on the day of play. SSATIS and NSATIS Administrative officers to receive this information by the following Monday.
 
13. Finals
 
13.1 In the four-team roster there will be a straight grand final between 1st and 2nd place on the ladder.
13.2  First XVIII Grand Final to be played at the ground of the highest placed team on the ladder at the end of the roster games.
13.3  2nd XVIII Grand Final to be played at the same venue as the Firsts game.
13.4 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.4.a  If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.4.b  If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.5  Extra-Time: State Final
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends.  A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.6  Eligibility for Finals
13.6.1 To be eligible for the SATIS Football State Final, students must have played a  minimum of half of the roster games in either the 1sts or 2nds competition.
13.6.2 Once a player has played more than half the roster in the 1sts, he is ineligible to play in the 2nds final. A students playing more than half of the season in the 2nds is still eligible in the 1sts final.
13.6.3 Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to chair of SATIS.
13.6.4 If a school is represented in both the 1sts and 2nds state finals, all players are available for selection in either competition. The 2nds regional final is to be considered the equivalent of a statewide semifinal in 1sts, so that if a school has qualified a team in both the 1sts statewide semi and 2nds regional final they have the same selection flexibility that occurs if your school has teams qualify for the 1sts and 2nds state finals. Players are to only play in one final at each stage of the finals series.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central umpires will be arranged for 1sts and 2nds games.
14.2  The home team must provide two boundary umpires, who must be dressed in a fluoro /white top. The boundary umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.3  The home team must provide goal umpires, who must be supplied with white flags, a score card and white umpire's coat. The goal umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.4 Goal and boundary umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.5  The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal or boundary umpires.
14.6  The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.7 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
 
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2  A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3  The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
 
16.1  In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a boy is penalised by a 50m penalty, he shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain his error. He may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time he spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length  of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d  Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
 
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
 
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SATIS Administrative Officers and the school and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers and Chair of SATIS to make final decision based on findings.
   
19. Appeals Tribunal
 
19.1  An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
  The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
   - Headmaster
   - Director of Sport
   - Coach
   - Reported Student
   - Umpire
    - Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
  
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, he is not eligible to play for SATIS until he is cleared to play with that body.
 
 
SATIS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL  
UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below:
  • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
  • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
  • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
  • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
  • Game Duration  4 x 15min Quarters or 2x20min halves with no time on    Breaks: 5min quarter times, 10min half time
 
Green and Red Card System
  • GREEN CARD - cooling off
  • RED CARD - reported
  • Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (eg 5, 10 or 15 mins)
  • Rest of the game send off
  • Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
  • Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
  • Umpires written report required  
  • Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.
  • Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match.
  • Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
 
 
 
 
 
Sports Association of Tasmania Independent Schools  
            Umpires Report Card  
Match   ................................... v   ...................................
Ground ........................................................................
Date  .................. / ................. / .....................................  
Umpire Details         
Field       /       Boundary       /       Goal  
Name  ................................................................................
Signature ...........................................................................
Email  ................................................................................
Phone  ................................................................................
 
Players Name: .......................................................................
Players Number: ....................................................................
School: ................................................................................
 
Details: ................................................................................          
...........................................................................................
Recommended Penalty: _________ weeks
 
 
Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, except for matches palyed at Campbell Town where costs will be shared evenly between the 2 schools involved in the match.
 
AUSTRALIAN RULES STANDINGS & FIXTURES - STATEWIDE
  CURRENT STANDINGSQueried: 21-May-24
#TeamGamesWonLostDrawForfeitPointsPPGForAgainst%
1St Patrick's3300015500203107189.000
2Guilford Young3210011366208119174.000
3Grammar321001136611920458.000
4Hutchins312007233191182104.000
5Scotch Oakburn31200723318318499.000
6Marist30300310011722552.000
  SEASON FIXTURESQueried: 21-May-24
Round 1Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 10-Apr-24
2:00 PM
St Patrick'sGuilford YoungSt Patrick's CollegeSt Patrick's Won (42 to 36)
SPC 5.12.42 def GYC 5.6.36
Round 2Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 1-May-24
1:30 PM
MaristGuilford YoungCampbell Town Football OvalGuilford Young Won (38 to 106)
GYC 16.10.106 def MRC 5.8.38
Wed 1-May-24
2:15 PM
HutchinsSt Patrick'sWar Memorial OvalSt Patrick's Won (60 to 63)
SPC 9.9.63 def HUT 8.12.60
Wed 1-May-24
2:30 PM
Scotch OakburnGrammarScotch Oakburn Park - NewsteadGrammar Won (59 to 60)
LCGS 9.6.60 def SOC 9.5.59
Round 3Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Tue 7-May-24
3:50 PM
Guilford YoungHutchinsNorth Hobart OvalGuilford Young Won (66 to 39)
GYC 9.12.66 def HUT 5.9.39
Wed 8-May-24
2:30 PM
Scotch OakburnMaristScotch Oakburn Park - NewsteadScotch Oakburn Won (71 to 32)
Wed 8-May-24
2:30 PM
GrammarSt Patrick'sLaunceston Grammar - MowbraySt Patrick's Won (11 to 98)
SPC 14.14.98 def LCGS 1.5.11
Round 4Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 15-May-24
2:15 PM
HutchinsScotch OakburnWar Memorial OvalHutchins Won (92 to 53)
Wed 15-May-24
2:30 PM
MaristGrammarMaristGrammar Won (47 to 48)
LCGS 7.6.48 def MRC 7.5.47
Round 5Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 22-May-24
2:00 PM
HutchinsMaristCampbell Town Football Oval
Wed 22-May-24
2:15 PM
Guilford YoungGrammarAbbotsfield Park
Wed 22-May-24
2:15 PM
St Patrick'sScotch OakburnSt Patrick's College
Round 6Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 25-May-24
1:00 PM
GrammarHutchinsLaunceston Grammar - Mowbray
Tue 28-May-24
2:00 PM
Scotch OakburnGuilford YoungScotch Oakburn Park - Newstead
Wed 29-May-24
2:30 PM
MaristSt Patrick'sMarist
Round 7Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Wed 5-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Semi Final 2v3 - Date & Time TBC/Week of 5th or 12th June
Wed 5-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
Semi Final 1v4 - Date & Time TBC/Week of 5th or 12th June
Round 8Home TeamAway TeamVenueResult
Sat 22-Jun-24-- FINALS ROUND --Teams to be announced.
SATIS Final
  Format for Printer...
  SATIS Senior 1st Football - History of Champions
2023St Patrick's
2022St Patrick's
2021Guilford Young
2020Guilford Young
2019Scotch Oakburn
2018Scotch Oakburn
2017St Patrick's
2016St Patrick's
2015St Patrick's
AUSTRALIAN RULES REGULATIONS - STATEWIDE
BOYS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL - RULES & REGULATIONS
 
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
 
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must telephone the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
  
 
1. Sportsmanship
 
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player.
  Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
 
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials
 
3.1  A match will not commence until field umpires:
3.1.a have met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b  have met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c  have agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2  Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a  A coach.
3.2.b Central, boundary and goal umpires.
3.2.c     A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d     A team manager.
3.2.e     A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs   to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
 
4.1  Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3  Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4  Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5  Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6  Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7  Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8  Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9  Ensure that Goal and Boundary umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10  Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11  Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
 
5. Interchanges
 
5.1  The bench for Boys 1sts will be 4 players + a substitue who can be activated at any time for any reason  injury, concussion, tactical, managed minutes. Boys 2nds is to be negotiated by schools.
5.2  An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.3  Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.4  Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.5  Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.6  Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.7  Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.8  The number of interchange players shall be four.
5.9  Only 22 players may be used in any game, including finals, unless there is an agreement between the two schools to have an extended interchange bench. This must be arranged  prior to game day.
5.10 A minimum of 15 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points.  There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can  only field 14 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the  points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
 
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
6.2 Coaches should meet prior to the game. Coaches of opposing teams should meet at the half time break to discuss any concerns PRIOR to addressing their teams. Should they feel it necessary, they may approach the Match Manager to convey their thoughts who will then pass this on to the umpires. If coaches feel more time is needed for the break following their discussion, they should seek approval of this from the umpires via the Match Manager.
 
7. Spectators
 
7.1  The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of schoolboy football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for his concern.
7.2  The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to his attention by an umpire, by whatever means he judges appropriate,and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3  Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4  The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanour in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5  The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6  A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties.
 
8. Host Schools
 
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a  Two new Sherrin Match footballs for 1st XVIII game matches
8.2.b  One new and one good condition Sherrin Match football for 2nd XVIII matches
8.3.c  A program detailing player names and numbers
  
8.5.d  Cards for the umpires
8.6.e  Central Umpires - 2 association umpires for 1sts games and 2 experienced umpires for 2nds games
8.7.f   Boundary Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.8.g  Goal Umpires - 2 for both games who have undertaken sufficient training.
8.4.h  Provide after match refreshments and opportunity for reflection from coaches to students from both schools.
 
9. Venues and Times
 
9.1  1st XVIII matches will start at 1.00 pm unless alternative arrangements are agreed to by both schools. 2nd XVIII Matches will start at 11.00 am.
9.2  The host school will determine the venue. The venue would normally be the host school's own home ground but the host school may choose another venue of suitable standard if the home ground is unavailable.
 
10. Duration
 
10.1  First XVIII Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion.)
10.2  2nd XVIII (State Final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (NSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 20 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
          2nd XVIII (SSATIS roster matches & regional final) - Each quarter will consist of 15 minutes with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.3  Breaks between quarters will be as follows:
Quarter time -5 minutes, Half time-15 minutes, Three quarter time-5 minutes. The siren will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
 
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
 
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
12.3 Scores and best players are to be emailed through to both Examiner and Mercury newspapers by 5pm on the day of play. SSATIS and NSATIS Administrative officers to receive this information by the following Monday.
 
13. Finals
 
13.1 In the four-team roster there will be a straight grand final between 1st and 2nd place on the ladder.
13.2  First XVIII Grand Final to be played at the ground of the highest placed team on the ladder at the end of the roster games.
13.3  2nd XVIII Grand Final to be played at the same venue as the Firsts game.
13.4 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.4.a  If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.4.b  If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.5  Extra-Time: State Final
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends.  A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.6  Eligibility for Finals
13.6.1 To be eligible for the SATIS Football State Final, students must have played a  minimum of half of the roster games in either the 1sts or 2nds competition.
13.6.2 Once a player has played more than half the roster in the 1sts, he is ineligible to play in the 2nds final. A students playing more than half of the season in the 2nds is still eligible in the 1sts final.
13.6.3 Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to chair of SATIS.
13.6.4 If a school is represented in both the 1sts and 2nds state finals, all players are available for selection in either competition. The 2nds regional final is to be considered the equivalent of a statewide semifinal in 1sts, so that if a school has qualified a team in both the 1sts statewide semi and 2nds regional final they have the same selection flexibility that occurs if your school has teams qualify for the 1sts and 2nds state finals. Players are to only play in one final at each stage of the finals series.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central umpires will be arranged for 1sts and 2nds games.
14.2  The home team must provide two boundary umpires, who must be dressed in a fluoro /white top. The boundary umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.3  The home team must provide goal umpires, who must be supplied with white flags, a score card and white umpire's coat. The goal umpires may be students of the school who have undertaken sufficient training.
14.4 Goal and boundary umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.5  The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal or boundary umpires.
14.6  The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.7 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
 
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2  A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3  The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
 
16.1  In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a boy is penalised by a 50m penalty, he shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain his error. He may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time he spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length  of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d  Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
 
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
 
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SATIS Administrative Officers and the school and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers and Chair of SATIS to make final decision based on findings.
   
19. Appeals Tribunal
 
19.1  An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
  The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
   - Headmaster
   - Director of Sport
   - Coach
   - Reported Student
   - Umpire
    - Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
  
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, he is not eligible to play for SATIS until he is cleared to play with that body.
 
 
Girls 1sts Football Rules
SATIS GIRLS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL RULES & REGULATIONS - Updated April 2023
The games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed. These additional rules concerning the conduct of play apply to all football matches played by schools whose Heads are members of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (Tasmania) and therefore operate under the jurisdiction of SATIS.
If an umpire believes a school has not observed the spirit and intended practice of these rules, they must contact the Chair of SATIS at the first opportunity.
Matches will be played midweek.
 
1. Sportsmanship
1.1 All players will line up after the game and shake the hand of every opposition player. Coaches will lead this by shaking hands with each other.
 
2. Cancellations
2.1 In the event that a ground is deemed unfit for play, a match may be transferred to a ground within that region provided a ground is available.
2.2 If a game is unable to be played on the scheduled day owing to ground conditions, both schools will make every effort to re-schedule the match within the roster to decide final ladder placing's.
2.3 In the event that a change of venue or cancellation is imminent, the host school must inform the opposition school by 9am.
2.4 Match Manager is to make the final decision on cancellation after consulting umpires and coaches of both teams.
 
3. Team Officials & Team Numbers
 
Team Officials
3.1 A match will not commence until field umpires have:
3.1.a met personally with the Coach of each team.
3.1.b met personally with the Captain of each team.
3.1.c agreed with each coach the location on the ground where the coach, team officials, interchange players and timekeepers will stand or be located during the conduct of the match.
3.2 Schools are responsible for providing the following officials:
3.2.a A coach.
3.2.b Field and Goal umpires if local umpiring association is unable.
3.2.c A runner, who must be dressed in a fluoro or white top. The runner may not be an interchange player. The preference is for a senior student or a member of staff.
3.2.d A team manager.
3.2.e A trainer, identifiable as such, with a minimum Level 2 First Aid Qualification needs to be arranged between the two participating schools.
 
Team Numbers
3.3 a. The numbers of players in a team must consist of between 12 and 21 players. 16 players may be on the playing surface at any one time with 5 on the interchange.
 
4. Duties of the Match Manager
4.1 Carry out a safety check of facilities and ensure that ground is in suitable playing condition
4.2 Present umpires with an up to date match program including players and coaches.
4.3 Attend the umpires change rooms at least 10 minutes before the match with balls and program.
4.4 Accompany the umpires to meet the coaches and captains.
4.5 Report to the umpires at the quarter, half and three-quarter time breaks.
4.6 Ensure the umpires are accompanied from the ground at half and full time.
4.7 Be available to the umpires during the course of the game.
4.8 Receive any report sheets from the umpires after the match.
4.9 Ensure that Goal umpires are appropriately equipped and attired and that they check scores at each quarter time break.
4.10 Ensure that a person has been appointed as timekeeper.
4.11 Ensure that there is an interchange steward, preferably an adult.
4.12 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard.
 
5. Interchanges
5.1 An interchange steward must be stationed at the designated area and control the area.
5.2 Interchange steward must ensure that players enter and leave the ground via the designated area.
5.3 Interchange steward must notify the umpires as soon as possible of any problems.
5.4 Interchanges must occur under the supervision of the team manager or coach. Penalty - denial of interchange by umpire, with instruction.
5.5 Interchanges must occur in an area marked on the boundary, adjacent to the wing location and a reasonable distance away from spectators.
5.6 Injured players may leave the ground at any point whilst accompanied by a team trainer. The interchange player must enter the playing field through the normal interchange area.
5.7 The number of interchange players shall be five.
5.8 Only 21 players may be used in any game, including all finals
5.9 A minimum of 12 players is required for the game to count towards premiership points. There is no expectation for the opposition school to match on field numbers. If a team can only field 11 or less, the game can still be arranged but the opposition team receives the points.
 
6. Responsibility of Coaches
6.1 The coach is in charge of the team, not the umpire. Coaches should be prepared to remove and discipline players for inappropriate conduct, regardless of whether the incident was seen by the umpires. Coaches must apply the rule under 16.1 listed above regarding 50m penalties. A coach should approach the Match Manager if there are any concerns regarding dangerous or inciting play from an opposition player. The Match Manager will, if required, report the issue with the opposition coach and it will be assumed that the coach receiving this report will take action.
 
7. Spectators
7.1 The field umpires are entitled to seek the support of a team's manager should the umpires be subject to abuse by that team's supporters and spectators, which is vulgar, offensive or insulting to the umpire and not in keeping with the accepted conventions of school football. In such circumstances, the umpire may halt the game and inform the coach of the reasons for their concern.
7.2 The manager or School representative is obliged to take immediate steps to correct any situation brought to their attention by an umpire, by whatever means they judge appropriate, and is to inform the umpire accordingly.
7.3 Individuals, be they spectators or parents may not stand in front of a boundary fence or closer than 2 meters to a boundary line.
7.4 The Match Manager is deemed responsible for the proper conduct of parents, coaches and players participating in each game under their control. Both team managers and coaches must be aware of the importance of their demeanor in supporting the Match Manager in this regard
7.5 The umpire is requested to provide to both team managers, a written report on stoppages occurring as a result of 3.1 and 3.2, where the umpire deems it necessary.
7.6 A member of staff must be present at all matches and must know his or her duties
 
8. Host Schools
8.1 The host school will provide
8.1.a One new Burley/Sherrin Match football for matches
8.1.b Cards for the umpires
8.1.c 2 Central Umpires with football experience & 2 Goal Umpires who have been briefed on their duties before the match if the local umpiring association is unable.
 
9. Venues and Times
9.1 SSATIS matches will be played after school at TCA Ground & Bell St or a venue with lights
9.2 NSATIS matches will be played midweek starting at 3pm depending on roster planning arrangements
 
10. Duration
10.1.a SSATIS 4 x 12 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion). Breaks are 4min / 8min / 4min.
10.1.b NSATIS 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.1.c STATE FINAL 4 x 15 minute quarters with NO time on (except at the umpires discretion).
10.2 Breaks between quarters/halves will be as follows:
Quarter time - 5 minutes, Half time - 10 minutes, Three quarter time - 5 minutes. The siren/whistle will be a signal to the umpires that they may bounce the ball at their discretion.
 
11. Uniforms
11.1 When both sides wear the same or similar colours, the visiting team must change theirs to a sufficiently contrasting colour to that of the host school.
 
12. Results
12.1 At the conclusion of each game, the goal umpires' score cards are to be given to the Match Manager.
12.2 Match Manager to confirm results team manager /coach of each team.
 
13. Finals
13.1 Finals structure will be determined year to year depending on the number of schools competing.
13.2.a SSATIS Finals venues will depend on availability.
13.2.b NSATIS Finals will be played at the ground of the highest placed qualifying team on the ladder at the end of the roster matches.
13.2.c The STATE Final when possible will be held as part of a finals gala day between the Boys 2nd XVIII & Boys 1st XVIII State Finals at the venue of the highest placed qualifier for the 1st XVIII Final.
13.3 Final ladder positions will be determined by calculating the following:
13.3.a If two schools finish equal on the ladder their percentage should be calculated only using matches between these two schools, OR
13.3.b If three or more schools finish equal on the ladder they should be ranked first on points obtained between these schools and second, on percentage calculated only on those same matches.
13.4 Extra-Time:
Where two teams are tied at the end of full time, two periods of 5 minutes extra time shall be played with no time on and no break between these two periods, except to change ends. A break of 5 minutes will precede the start of the extra time. If at the end of that time the game is still tied, then the result will be a shared premiership.
13.5 Eligibility for Finals
13.5.a To be eligible for Regional & State Finals, students must have played at least half of the roster matches.
13.5.b Dispensation will be given to students playing state representation football or an injury that prevents them from playing in roster games. Dispensation will not be given to students for any level of club football. An application will need to be made to the regional chair for regional finals or the chair of SATIS for the state final.
 
14. Umpires
14.1 Two central & Two Goal umpires will be appointed for games if possible. Boundary umpires are not required.
14.2 The home team must provide goal umpires with white flags & scorecards.
14.3 Goal umpires do not have authority to sanction players for any alleged offence, although they must draw to the umpire's attention to any behaviour or incident which they consider inappropriate and report to central umpires at the next break.
14.4 The field umpire has authority to overrule any decisions taken by goal umpires.
14.5 The visiting school shall provide a list of players and numbers for the host school no later than 12.00pm on the day before the match.
14.6 The field umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
 
15. Approaching Umpires
15.1 Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
15.2 A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
15.3 The two coaches may, after meeting at the end of each quarter, approach the Match Manager regarding either a concern about the conduct of the game or to make a request for more time at the break. The Match Manager will then convey this concern to the umpires.
 
16. Sending Off: Green and Red Cards
16.1 In all cases except for physical abuse, direct verbal abuse at an opponent or the umpire, or where a player has lost control and continues to swear, the umpires should be encouraged to use the 50m penalties and/or free kicks. If a girl is penalised by a 50m penalty, she shall be automatically pulled from the ground by the coach to explain their error. She may be replaced immediately, once across the boundary line. The length of time she spends off the field is at
the discretion of the coach. The game will continue during this process.
16.2 In the case of a player sent from the field under a green or red card, the umpire shall escort the player from the field and explain to the match manager the reason and the length of time of the suspension.
16.3 It is the responsibility of the Home team to supply the cards to umpires before each game.
16.3.a Green card: For "cooling off" or a warning. Player may be replaced. Maximum of 15 minutes on the bench at the discretion of umpire for the length of the penalty.
16.3.b Red Card: Rest of the game, player may be replaced, automatic report.
16.3.c Any form of striking, whether contact is made or not and for any other offence listed in our regulations not covered by the green card. It is for the rest of the game.
16.3.d Any red cards shall be followed with a written umpires report.
 
17. Set Penalties
17.1 Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next SATIS game
17.2 Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two SATIS games
17.3 If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, he should recommend a further penalty in his report.
 
18. Reporting Procedure
18.1 Any report must include full details of the incident concerned. Specific details of unwarranted actions or behaviour are required to be made within the report.
18.2 If a player is reported by an umpire, the report is sent to the SATIS Administrative Officers, and the schools and AFL Tasmania are notified.
18.3 The outcome is to be communicated to opposition school for approval.
18.3.a If Approved: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers to notify AFL Tasmania.
18.3.b If Challenged: Decision forwarded on to SATIS Administrative Officers and Chair of SATIS to make final decision based on findings.
 
19. Appeals Tribunal
19.1 An internal tribunal system will operate in the case of an appeal by a reported student.
The tribunal will be comprised of (if available):
- Headmaster
- Director of Sport
- Coach
- Reported Student
- Umpire
- Match Manager
19.2 Opposition team notified of decision. If decision accepted, then rule 18.3.a applies. If challenged, rule 18.3.b applies.
 
20. Suspension by other bodies
20.1 Where a player is suspended by another body, she is not eligible to play in NSATIS matches until she is cleared to play with that body.
 
  
SATIS AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL  
UMPIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SATIS games will be played under the current laws of football as applied by the Australian Football League, subject to the variations listed below:
  • Umpires will be provided with match program and full team lists at least 10 minutes before start time.
  • The central umpires and match manager must ensure that the goal umpires check scores at each quarter and half time break.
  • Only the Match Manager may approach the umpires at a break. No decision of the umpires, whether correct or not, may be overruled by the coaches. If there is an issue, the Match Manager, WHO MAY NOT BE the coach of the Home Team on the day, may approach the umpires at the breaks.
  • A team coach may approach a Match Manager at breaks in play and request an explanation of the umpires' interpretation of rules of the game. It is the Match Manager's responsibility to ensure such an approach is courteous and constructive.
  • Game Duration  4 x 15min Quarters or 2x20min halves with no time on    Breaks: 5min quarter times, 10min half time
 
Green and Red Card System
  • GREEN CARD - cooling off
  • RED CARD - reported
  • Max 15 minute send off - umpires discretion (eg 5, 10 or 15 mins)
  • Rest of the game send off
  • Player may be replaced Player may be replaced
  • Second offence = Red Card Automatic Report
  • Umpires written report required  
  • Umpire to escort players sent from the field with a green or red card and explain to the Interchange Steward or Match Manager the reason and the length of time for the suspension.
  • Set Penalties - Sent off for repeated swearing or swearing at the umpire - Rest of game plus the next match.
  • Sent off for violence - rest of game plus the next two matches. - If an umpire considers two weeks is insufficient for the offence, they should recommend a further penalty in their report to the Match Manager.
 
 
 
 
 
Sports Association of Tasmania Independent Schools  
            Umpires Report Card  
Match   ................................... v   ...................................
Ground ........................................................................
Date  .................. / ................. / .....................................  
Umpire Details         
Field       /       Boundary       /       Goal  
Name  ................................................................................
Signature ...........................................................................
Email  ................................................................................
Phone  ................................................................................
 
Players Name: .......................................................................
Players Number: ....................................................................
School: ................................................................................
 
Details: ................................................................................          
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Recommended Penalty: _________ weeks
 
 
Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, except for matches palyed at Campbell Town where costs will be shared evenly between the 2 schools involved in the match.

Note: The Home Team (displayed as the left-hand team in all fixtures) always carries the costs and responsibilities for hosting the game, regardless of venue.

Adrian Broughton (SSATIS)Australian Rules Football