AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE AFL9S, AFL X AND SOCIAL FORMATS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
I, the Participant, declare that I have read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these Terms and Conditions and the associated Code of Conduct set out below and that the statements made, and details provided, in the registration form (Form) are true and correct.
I acknowledge that completing and submitting an application for registration (Application) does not infer that registration will be granted to the Participant and the AFL and affiliated State Football Body (State Football Body) reserve the right to refuse an application for registration without explanation.
These terms along with a completed Form make up the terms on which you agree to participate in the AFL 9s, AFL X or social formats of the AFL or State Football Body as described at https://play.afl/aflx (Program).
1. Rules, Regulations and Policies
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, the Participant:
(a) agrees to be bound by the rules, regulations and policies of, or approved or adopted by the AFL or State Football Body, including the National Community Football Policy Handbook, to the extent they are applicable to their Program; and
(b) acknowledges that a failure to adhere to such rules, regulations and policies may result in the Participant being de-registered or suspended.
2. Safeguarding Children and Young People
The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in the AFL’s care who are involved in the Program. The AFL has published its Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure (https://www.afl.com.au/policies).
The AFL requires that all parents, guardians and other spectators associated with the AFL and related State Football Bodies:
- understand and comply with the AFL Parents, Guardians and Spectators Code of Conduct as set out at item 9 of these Terms and Conditions;
- when necessary, politely and respectfully remind others of their obligations under the Parents, Guardians and Spectators Code of Conduct; and
- in the event of serious or ongoing breaches of the Parents, Guardians and Spectators Code of Conduct by another person, to report the matter to a ground or club official so that appropriate action can be taken.
3. Application to Participate
(a) In order to participate in the Program, the Participant must:
i. complete the online Application;
ii. agree to these Terms and Conditions;
iii. pay a fee to the AFL or State Football Body by completing the online credit card section during an online registration process (Fee);
iv. agree that you/your child understands the Player Code of Behaviour (as set out at item 11 of these Terms and Conditions).
(b) You warrant that you, or each child that you submit an Application for:
i. does not have a known pre-existing medical or other condition which makes it unsafe for the individual to participate in the Program and agree that you will, if requested by the AFL or State Football Body, provide a certificate from a duly qualified medical practitioner certifying that the individual is fit to participate in the Program.
(c) The AFL or State Football Body will not:
i. process any Application that is incomplete, incorrect, unclear or damaged; or
ii. accept any changes to the Application unless agreed by all parties, except for a change of contact details.
4. Registration Fees
(a) The AFL and State Football Body accepts registration fees on behalf of teams and/or individuals for participation in Programs.
(b) The registration fees cover individual participation. Participants must register their details to be covered under the AFL Insurance Scheme. Until such time that a player has completed their Application it is the responsibility of the team captain/manager to keep a record of all unregistered players who participate.
5. Cancellation, Refunds and Termination
(a) If you wish to cancel your Application, you must notify the AFL or State Football Body (whichever body is managing the Program) in writing.
(b) Once you have registered and paid for the Program, unless required by law, a refund will only be provided in the following circumstances:
(i) the Participant has a medical condition which prevents him or her from any further activity (a doctor’s certificate will be required); or
(ii) the AFL or State Football Body deems that the Program has not been delivered to the reasonable expected standard.
(c) Where a Program has commenced, a refund under clause (b) may be offered as a pro-rata amount based on the number of rounds of the Program completed by the Participant. Where a Participant has completed more than 50% of the rounds in a Program, that Participant will not be entitled to a refund.
(d) The AFL and State Football Body are not liable to you for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of the Program being cancelled, postponed or changed.
(e) The AFL or State Football Body may terminate your involvement in the Program on reasonable grounds at any time, including if your behaviour interferes with other safety or enjoyment of other participants in the Program.
(f) Any approved refunds will be subject to processing fees and/or administration fees associated with the registration process.
Questions regarding a refund should be directed to AFL Customer Service team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org for AFLX and email@example.com for AFL9s)
(a) The personal information that the AFL collects on the registration form is used for the purpose of processing your request for participation in the Program. The AFL or State Football Body may also use this information to send you AFL and Program related information or offers.
You consent to the AFL and State Football Body using your name or image or footage, film, video or audio which may feature you in any form or medium for general marketing and promotional activities.
If you do not consent to such use, you acknowledge that you must contact your Program coordinator.
8. Assumption of Risk
By agreeing to the conditions set out in these Terms and Conditions, the Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
(a )Australian Football is a physical sport in which physical injury may occur from time to time and, based on this understanding, he or she is none the less desirous of playing, coaching and/or administering Australian Football; and
(b) the Participant takes upon themselves the risk (both physical and legal) of injury arising in the course of training for and/or participating in the Program.
9. Limitation of Liability and Release
The Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) by accepting to bear the inherent risks of participating in the Program, the Participant will not bring any claim or proceeding against the AFL or State Football Body for any damage, loss or injury whatsoever that they may suffer from participation in Program; and
(b) to the extent permitted by law, the AFL’s or State Football Body’s liability to the Participant is limited to the AFL or State Football body supplying any services to which the Participant is entitled in accordance with these Terms and Conditions; and
(c) the Participant understands that as a registered person participating in a Program they may be entitled to certain sports injury insurance benefits subject to the terms of insurance applicable to the relevant Program.
(a) The AFL or State Football Body may reject or choose not to accept a registration in its absolute discretion, including if there are insufficient numbers to stage the Program or there are too many participants in the Program.
(b )The AFL or State Football Body may change any dates, session times, durations and locations of the Program at any time and without notice.
11. Code of Behaviour
By registering in the Program you agree to adhere to the code of behaviour including:
(a) play in accordance with the rules of the Program;
(b) never argue with an official. If you disagree with a decision, you should ask the team manager to approach the official during a break or after the competition;
(c) control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport and may be a breach of the National Community Football Policy Handbook;
(d) never engage in any type of violence either on or off the field;
(e) work equally hard for yourself and your team. The team's performance will benefit, and so will yours;
(f) be a good sport;
(g) treat all participants as you would like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor;
(h) co-operate with your coaches, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition;
(i) participate for your own enjoyment and benefit and for the enjoyment and benefit of your teammates; not to please anyone else.
(j) respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of the gender, ability, cultural background or religion;
(k) not take part in any form of bullying including via the use of social media. For more information see the National Community Football Policy Handbook;
(l) be prepared to be responsible for your actions.
Where the Participant is under 18 years of age, by completing this registration application, the parent or guardian of the Participant:
(a) acknowledges that he or she has read and explained the contents of this registration application to the Participant;
(b) consents to the Participant participating in the Program, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Participation in this registration application;
(c) declares that the statements made, and information provided, in the registration application are true and correct.