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- Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:20
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Laws of the Game Charter
As part of a consultation phase to formalise the key elements of the game, the AFL has launched an online survey to capture the views of key stakeholders and fans after the initial process of meeting with players, coaches and clubs seeking feedback across a range of areas related to the Laws of the Game.
The survey has today been made available online via the AFL website and AFL Facebook page, giving fans the opportunity to provide feedback on their vision for the game and the elements of Australian football that should be set in stone.
Following the comprehensive consultation process, the Laws of the Game Committee will draw up a Charter based on feedback across the industry before presenting it to the AFL Commission for ratification.
AFL Laws of the Game Committee Chairman, Mark Evans, said the Charter would establish a reference point against which potential rule change recommendations in the future would be assessed.
“The rules that govern our game are some of the more frequently discussed and debated topics in football due to the passion of supporters and because of the evolving way our sporting code is played,” Mr. Evans said.
“People often ask what vision does the AFL have for the game, and what is the style of play we wish to nurture and develop. For this reason, we are developing a Charter for the Laws of the Game, which will formalise the key elements of what makes Australian football a unique and entertaining spectacle.
“We have already begun this feedback process with players, coaches and clubs. The Charter will be developed in consultation with all stakeholders, including supporters, and following endorsement by the AFL Commission, it will become the reference point by which the Laws of the Game Committee recommends any future changes.
“One key element of this process is feedback and we want to hear from key stakeholders, including fans, detailing what they like and dislike about the current rules and style of play, as well as understand which elements of our game should be enshrined, never to be changed. This input will help shape the Laws of the Game Charter and thereby how Australian football is played now and in the future.”
The Laws of the Game Charter survey is available now online – fans wishing to provide feedback are encouraged to go to
- Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:28
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C Round Lee Steere Underwood
HF Farrell Duignan McCann
F H.Jenkins Lloyd Josh Cass
Ruck – Dixon Britton Gray
Brent Johnson Hewitt Emergency – Tyrell Erickson
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D Barbero L Bond T Bicknell
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Bench – L Wilby L Northcott R Hezlett T Ryan
Emerg – A Hombsch F McNeil
- Created on Sunday, 19 May 2013 23:52
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A stunning six minutes from Fremantle has turned a certain loss into an amazing draw at the SCG on Saturday night.
The Dockers trailed by 27 points midway through the final term but dominated the latter stages of the term and had the chance to win the game in the dying seconds.
Michael Johnson had a set shot with 15 seconds left but it fell just short and Sam Reid took a huge contested mark to deny Fremantle the chance to rush a behind.
Fremantle have some concerns from the game with Michael Walters suffering an ankle injury.
In a low scoring game the Swans kicked the first three goals of the final term to seemingly take a stranglehold of the match.
The Dockers kept fighting but Nat Fyfe and Garrick Ibbotson both hit the post as Fremantle attempted to launch a comeback.
Then the game changed. Chris Mayne kicked a goal to make it a 13 point game with six minutes left, then Paul Duffield slotted another major one minute later and Johnson made it a one-point game with three minutes to play.
Fyfe was integral in the midfield in his return from suspension and he also kicked two goals.
Dockers coach Ross Lyon lamented his side's second quarter, in which they kicked two behinds compared to the Swans' 4.2, but took heart in their late charge.
"There's disappointment about the whole night, but we scored rapidly late and we probably would have pinched it in the end (with a little more time)," Lyon said.
"Really good character and never-give-up attitude, but after a positive start, the second quarter was really poor on lots of levels.
"We've spoken about them and they were really easy and fixable, if we wanted to work together better. So that was a concern.
"We were pretty unaccountable ... we just didn't want to match their work rate for that quarter."
Lyon said Walters was in doubt for his side's clash with Melbourne next Sunday, but added "we're hopeful it's not too serious".
A stunning three-goal second quarter from Sydney star Daniel Hannebery and poor kicking from Fremantle were the keys to the night.
The Dockers kicked 3.6 in a dominant first quarter and instead of holding a healthy lead, they took just a six point advantage into the first change.
Sydney then took over in the second term as Hannebery ran wild.
Ryan Crowley couldn’t stop the midfielder from pushing forward and he followed his first term goal with another three before half-time.
Fremantle had two shots in the second term but missed them both.
The trend continued in the third term as Fremantle constantly went forward but managed only 2.4.
Zac Clarke slotted straight back into the team in the absence of Aaron Sandilands and Jonathon Griffin and was fantastic. Not only did he win hit outs, Clarke took marks and gave the team drive.
Fremantle lost Hayden Crozier because of a groin problem before the game and replaced him with Tendai Mzungu.
The Swans replaced Martin Mattner with Andrejs Everitt.
Sydney coach John Longmire had mixed feelings about the result.
"After being four and a half goals up, halfway through the last (quarter), your initial reaction is disappointment," he said.
"But both teams probably did a lot right at different times. They had a lot of scoring shots, and we took our chances."
Fremantle’s next game is against Melbourne at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.
GOALS – SYDNEY: D Hannebery 4; B McGlynn 2; J Bolton, A Everitt, M Pyke, K Jack, L Jetta. FREMANTLE: H Ballantyne, N Fyfe 2; Z Clarke, N Suban, C Mayne, P Duffield, M Johnson
BEST – SYDNEY: D Hannebery, K Jack, J McVeigh, A Goodes, J Kennedy, S Reid. FREMANTLE: N Fyfe, Z Clarke, P Duffield, L McPharlin, D Mundy, M Barlow
INJURIES: Michael Walters (Fremantle) ankle. Erickson hand and mouth
UMPIRES: B Rosebury, M Stevic, H Ryan.
CROWD: 22,545 at the SCG
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Balmain Dockers Harley Davidson Major Raffle has unfortunately been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
Ticket holders who have not already been contacted can expect a full refund of their ticket purchase price.