· All Clubs will be encouraged to play local players.
· Larger populated towns will have a lower allowance to limit their recruiting.
· The system will have a more even playing field that all clubs can participate at.
· The system will make it harder to “cheat” and will not need to have returns lodged.
· All players will be allocated a rating for when they play senior grade football.
· A maximum amount of points will be allocated for each club.
· The local player that has come through the club junior ranks will attract the lowest rating.
· A junior game must be as a registered player of the club not on a day permit.
· Penalty points will be allocated to recruited players that have played senior grade football.
· Penalty points will be allocated to recruited players depending on the level of competition they are coming from.
· The highest level the player has played in the past five years will determine his rating.
· All players that are playing juniors or have played in the juniors of their club will be allocated a base rating of one point.
· AFL Players 1 + senior games add 3 points
· SANFL, VFL, WAFL 1 + senior games add 2 points
· AFLNT, AFLNSW/ACT, AFLQ, VAFA Division 1 1+ senior games add 1 point
· VCFL Major Leagues, FV Metropolitan Leagues. Division 1 E&DFL, EFL, DVFL,SFL, GL players changing clubs. 20+ senior games add 1 point
· VCFL District Leagues, FV Metropolitan Leagues (division 2 or less), VAFA Division 2 or less 50+ senior games add 1 point
· TAC Cup or GL player changing GL club add 1 point
· Bairnsdale FNC – Players from B&DJFA/FNEG/O&DFL will be allocated a base rating of one point.
· Any GL player that plays junior football for his club and then plays at a higher level will not incur any penalty points on returning to his home club.
· Any GL player that plays junior football for his club and transfers to another club will not incur any penalty points on returning to his home club.
· If a player has not played football for two years he will attract a basic rating of one point.
· If a player has been registered with his current club for two years, one point will be deducted.
· If a player has been registered with his current club for three years, one point will be deducted. (The basic rating can not be lower than one point).
· If a player has been registered with his current club for four years, one point will be deducted.
· If a player has been registered with his current club for five years he becomes a one point rating player.
· The maximum penalty for a senior playing coach is two points.
· A non playing coach does not attract any penalty points.
· At the time of registration all players will complete a PPS declaration form that will contain previous playing history which must be signed by the player and the secretary/football manger of the club. The club will allocate the points, which will then be verified by the GL.
· Any player or club official providing false or misleading information shall be liable to penalties including but not limited to of; deregistration, suspension or fine.
· The club of such player or official may incur a fine or loss of points or both.
· Any club that exceeds their points’ allocation shall incur the following – In the event of a win the team will lose their premiership points, allocated nil scoring points and a fine of $1,000-00; In the event of a loss the team will be allocated nil scoring points and a fine of $1,000-00.
· Alleged breaches shall be forwarded to the independent tribunal for adjudication.
The club’s points aggregate will be allocated on a population basis using current census totals.
Over 15,000 Club total 31
Over 10,000 Club total 33
Over 5,000 Club Total 35
Over 3,000 Club Total 37
Over 2,000 Club Total 40
Over 1,000 Club Total 45
Under 1000 Club Total 50
1. Club Points allocation – Maximum per club
The following point allocations will be made based on the ladder positions of the club’s senior team at the completion of the previous seasons finals series and the number of games won in the previous season for clubs who finished out of the finals.
30 points – Premiers
31 points – 2nd & 3rd place
32 points – 4th and 5th place
34 points – 7 or more games won but not in the final 5
36 points – 4 to 6 games won
38 points – Zero to 3 games won
The total points allocated to all 22 players in the clubs Senior team on a weekly basis must add up to a maximum of the above Club point allocation each week. Clubs using a group of players that add up more than the above allocation in a senior home and away or finals match shall be in breach of the system and shall be subject to the penalties outlined in this document
2. Player Points allocation
(a) The Senior Playing Coach shall be allocated 1 point regardless of where he has played in previous seasons. Other Playing Coaching staff shall be subject to the player point’s allocation system as outlined in these guidelines.
(b) Non Playing Coaches shall not be included in the points system.
(c) All players cleared to the club in the season must be allocated points taking into the account the players playing history over the previous 2 seasons as outlined in the VCFL Sporting Pulse data base.
(d) For the purposes of these guidelines, where a player has played an equal number of Senior and Reserve grade games in the previous 2 seasons, then the payer shall be deemed to have played the majority of their games at the Reserve grade level for the purpose of allocating the player points.
(e)The League Administration will allocate point to each new player to a club as soon as practical after the clearance for the player has been granted
(f) The player’s point’s allocation shall be visible against each player on the data base and the total points accumulated shall be visible to the club when it constructs its team sheet for the match
(g) For the purpose of these Guidelines, players that obtain a clearance from a NGFNL club to a club in another League and return to the same NGFNL club in the same season, shall resume the point allocation that the player held prior to their clearance from the NGFNL Club
3. Allocation System.
The following table summarizes the various point categories
1 Point Juniors Player transferring from any Junior Competition or are transferring from a Senior Competition but are still eligible to play U18 Football
1 Point New or Returning Players; Players who are new to the game, or have not played in the previous 2 seasons.
1 Point NGFNL Non Senior Players; Player from other NGFNL Clubs but have played the majority of Football at a level other than the Seniors in the previous 2 seasons
2 Points District League Players; Players from other District Leagues irrespective of the level played in that League
2 Points Major League; Non Senior Players; Players from a Major League but have played the majority of their Football at a level other than the Seniors in the previous 2 seasons
2 Points VAFA & Vic Metro Players; Players from the VAFA & Vic Metro competitions irrespective of the level played in those competitions
2 Points Yarra Valley Mountain District Div 2 Players; Players from the Yarra Valley District League that have played the majority of matched in Division 2 over the previous 2 seasons.
2 Points Yarra Valley Mountain District Div 1 Non Senior Players; Players from Yarra Valley District League Division 1 that have played the majority of their Football at a level other than the Seniors in the previous 2 seasons
3 Points Yarra Valley Mountain District Div 1 Senior Players; Players from the Yarra Valley Mountain District that played have played the Majority of their Football in the Division 1 Senior Grade over the previous 2 seasons
3 Points NGFNL Senior Players; Players from other NGFNL Clubs who have played the majority of their matches in the Senior Grade over the past 2 seasons.
3 Points Major League Senior Players; Players from a Major League that have played the Majority of the matches in the Senior Grade over the previous 2 seasons
3 Points State League Players; Players from State Leagues such as the VFL, SANFL, WAFL, NSW, ACT, NT, AFLQ, TFL, irrespective of the levels played in those competitions.
3 Points VFL players with dual registrations; Players who hold dual registration with a VFL Club and a NGFNL Club and have played the majority of their Football with the VFL Club over the previous 2 seasons.The player will be eligible for a 1 point reduction where a previous association with a NGFNL Club as outlined in these Guidelines, is established
3 Points Permit Players; Players playing on permit via a local Area Agreement irrespective of the level they are coming from
4 Points AFL Players; Players having played in the AFL in one of the previous 2 seasons
5. Previous Association
Where a player has played for the club he is transferring to or a Junior club affiliated with the club he is transferring to within the previous 5 seasons, then the player will receive a 1 point discount in his rating. Where the Sporting Pulse data base does not have registration details confirming the previous association, the onus shall be on the club to provide evidence to the League Administration at the point of clearance finalization, or points will be allocated according to the player’s history over the previous 2 seasons.
6. Point Deductions
A player who transferred to his club and was allocated more than 1 point shall have a point deducted for every season he remains at the club down to the base player points of 1 point
7. Breaches of the points system
Breaches of the points system shall be advised by the General Manager to the Club concerned and the penalties outlined in these Guidelines shall be administered. Where requested, the Club alleged to have breached the points system can have the matter heard by the League Independent Tribunal who will rule on the validity of the breach. If found guilty the club concerned shall be penalized as per the penalties outlined in these guidelines
The following automatic penalties will be imposed for breaching the Player Points System (Exceeding maximum points).
First Breach per Season
(a) In the event of a win for the breaching side; loss of premiership points, nil scoring points for. The premiership points be awarded to the losing side
(b) In the event of a loss for the breaching side; nil scoring points for.
Second and subsequent Breaches per Season
Same as outlined above in (a) & (b) but in addition a $500 fine
9. Appeal against Player Points allocation
In the event that a Club has reason to contest the number of points allocated to a player, then the club must apply in writing to the League Administrator for a review of the allocation. The Club must outline its reasons why it wishes to contest the allocation. The League Administrator can choose to accept the reasons given by the club and reallocate the points, or refuse the request. Where the Club fails to have its appeal against the points allocation upheld, then it has the right to have any decision on points allocation referred to the AFL Gippsland Regional Manager whose decision shall be final.
10. Amendment of this Document
The player Points System will be subject to amendment from time to time as per the process in place for amending the League By-Laws.
Clubs shall have a maximum of 30 points allowed to take the field in their senior team each week.
Clubs who finished the previous year 10th & 9th will have an extra 4 points
Clubs who finished the previous year 8th & 7th will have an extra 3 points
Clubs who finished the previous year 6th will have an extra 2 points
Clubs who finished the previous year 5th will have an extra 1 points
Every player except players coming from the Central Gippsland Junior Football League must fill in and sign a Player Declaration Form and a copy of the form must be sent to the league Secretary and the club keeps a copy to be included with the players registration form.
If a player coming from the Central Gippsland Junior Football League plays a senior game in his first year he will be awarded 2 points.
All playing Coaching Staff will be considered as (Players) for points allocation as per player.
A non playing coach will not be included in the points system
Clubs must list 21 players on the team sheet each week, with points allocated to all 21 players.
1 point: A player shall revert to a basic one point player if he returns to the club at which he was either first or last registered as an MGFL under 18s or under 16s player. The player will return to the higher points level should he transfer to another MGFL club.If a player has not played at any level for two years, the player will automatically be a basic one point player
2 points: All VCFL Players (Including other MGFL clubs), VAFA Players, all Vic Metro Players. Any player playing on a Permit on the local Area Agreement
3 points: State League Players (VFL, SANFL, WAFL, NSW, ACT, NT, AFLQ
4 points: AFL Players.
If a player has played at his current MGFL club deduct one point for every year service down to one point.
The following automatic penalties will be imposed for breaching the Player Points System (Exceeding maximum points).
(a) In the event of a win for the breaching side; loss of premiership points, nil scoring points for, plus a fine of $500. The premiership points be awarded to the losing side
(b) In the event of a loss for the breaching side; nil scoring points for, plus a fine of $500.
Any player providing false or misleading information shall be liable to penalties including, but not limited to, deregistration, suspension or fine.
Any official of a club complicit in the submission of false or misleading information may be liable to fine or disqualification.
The club of such player or official may be liable to a fine or loss of competition points.
Any penalties hereunder shall be decided upon by an independent review panel or the MGFL Independent Tribunal.
An independent review panel shall convene to hear cases where a player or club is dissatisfied with the points assessed to a player and wishes to appeal for reconsideration of points assessed.
The player Points System will operate on an annual basis and may be amended on a season by season basis if so considered necessary thereafter.