The attached document (2020 WAFC Junior Football Policies, Rules & Regulations) is from the WA Football Commission and details the 2020 rules for footy in WA. It is strongly recommended that players and families look through the document before the season commences.
Of particular importance to Hills Rangers is the new advice relating to team formation – you can find these guidelines on pages 28-33.
Pending the number of registrations, Hills Rangers will be adopting these guidelines to determine team formation of our yr 7 boys intake this season if we need to set up 2 or more teams.
As one of the fundamental elements of the Hills Rangers Football Club is to nominate teams of equal strength, having these guidelines in place makes the team formation process very clear in scenarios where we have two or more teams in a single age group.
- The club doesn’t expect to undertake this process every year for age groups with 2 or more teams. We plan to make the assessment in the initial year of registration, then review after 2 seasons. As an example, the allocation of players in the yr 7 boys teams of 2019 will remain as is for the 2020 season – pending numbers of returning and new players.
- New players in age groups where 2 or more teams already exist will be placed into teams based on the balance of the team and the fit of new players with existing players.