Central Council

  • The proposed three handpass rule now won't be used in this season's National Football League.

    Central Council have opted to drop it but the other four experimental rules will continue for the competition.

    The handpass was narrowly defeated at today's meeting by 25 votes to 23.

  • The proposed football rule changes to be discussed by Central Council this weekend have been finalised.

    As previously reported, the proposed alteration to the kick-out rule has been changed to see all kickouts taken from the 20-metre line needing to clear the 45.

    A sin-bin period of ten minutes to be introduced for players receiving a black card.

    There'll be a limit of three consecutive handpasses

    All sideline kicks must be played forward, unless inside the opposition 20-metre line

    And the application of the mark is to be extended for a clean catch from play inside the 45

    Central Council will decide which rules will be trialled in the provincial pre-season competitions and the 2019 Allianz Leagues.