AFL Masters is football that allows mature players (over 35) the opportunity to participate in our great game of Australian Rules Football and to compete with similarly aged players in a safe, well organised and enjoyable atmosphere. Clubs exist throughout the Victorian metroplitan area playing every second weekend during the season, with most clubs training on Wednesday evenings (check with your local club). The fortnightly draw allows for plenty of recovery time whilst allowing players and families plenty of time to themselves.
The opportunity to participate at a club level, to be competitive, maintain fitness and to above all enjoy your footy with your friends and family is the main motivation of the players in not only our competition but other states as well.
AFL Masters welcomes all players irrespective of your level of experience, ach Vic Metro club has a mixture of veterans and newcomers. All you need is some basic fitness, a little commitment and a ton of enthusiasm. Although we all love to win, at this stage of our football journey, the social interaction and commeraderie between all teams, players, supporters and families is more important and as such is an important feature of our organisation. ‘Footy for Fun’ is what we call it.
The Vic Metro league provides players the opportunity to represent their club in the following age groups.
Supers Men: 35 years and over
Masters Men: 40 years and over
Seniors Men: 45 years and over
Legends Men: 50 years and over
Womens: 35 years and over
We completed our inaugural Women's competition in 2018 with 6 clubs fielding a team. We look look forward to the growth of our womens competition with the introduction of age groups as it evolves and grows. Currenlty we only have the one competition, over 35s*. AFL Masters has a national standardised set of modified rules designed to reduce the risks of injury and has the benefit of being acknowledged and supported by the AFL and the Australian Sports Commission. Games consist of 4 x 20 minute quarters, a couple of modified rules and a few scoring modifications, other than that it’s footy as you’ve always known and loved it.
Last updated 10 Feb 2019