Marion Juniors participate in the SANFL Juniors Football League. The club is bound by the rules and regulations of the SANFL.
The season normally consists of 15 rounds. Teams from U12 upwards, play for premiership points and a series of finals games follow at the completion of the round games.
Teams in U8 through to U10 play in a modified game of either 9 or 12 a side, with U11 upwards playing 18 a side.
Games are generally played on a Sunday, although there may be Friday night games scheduled throughout the season. The time of games will vary and families are advised to check on the appropriate fixture at www.sanfl.com.au/home_page_panel/fixtures/ OR via the SportsTG Game Day app.
Coaches will advise what time children are required at the playing field prior to the start of the game for warm-up.
All juniors are required to have their own Marion shorts (green) and socks (green) for playing. White shorts are required for competition grades only. The team guernsey is supplied by the club and each team will have their own arrangements regarding the washing and distribution of . Uniforms are available for purchase from the club.
If a player wishes to wear ‘skins’ under their shorts, the SANFL requires that they only be beige in colour. Other coloured skins are not allowed and the club will be subject to fines if players do not comply.
Boots with metal tipped sprigs are not permissible in the SANFL competition and no jewellery is to be worn during training or games.
It is a requirement of the SANFL that all junior players wear mouthguards during games. It is also expected that players will bring mouthguards to training sessions for use in contact training.
Parents are required to help out with games in roles such as team manager, goal umpiring, boundary umpire or time keeper. Team managers and coaches will call on families to volunteer at various times throughout the season.
When playing at home, volunteers are also required to assist with the canteen and BBQ. These are important fundraisers for the club and contribute to the provision of equipment and trophies for players.
It is an expectation that all families will become involved in volunteer roles at least once or twice throughout the season.
The Club runs an Auskick clinic on Sunday mornings from 9.30am, children from the age of 5 are welcome, and this is a great way for them to learn the basic skills of the game in a fun and safe environment.
The cost of the clinic is decided by the AFL Auskick and includes an Auskick pack. Please check the Auskick website www.aflauskick.com.au for details.
All registered and financial players are covered by the AFL Insurance Scheme which assists in covering major non-Medicare costs which may arise as a result of injury.
The cost of an ambulance is not covered by this insurance and players are advised to have private ambulance cover.
The Sports Voucher program is a Govt of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for all primary school aged children to receive up to a $100 discount on sports registration fees. It is one voucher per child per calendar year.
To claim the voucher please make sure you include your medicare details in your registration.
Sibling discounts will be provided to families who register more than 1 child per family. The discount for 2020 is $30 per additional child.