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The AFL has also introduced new rules for junior leagues with purpose of retaining young players longer and assisting clubs across Australia. Attraction and retention in needed to as is boosting participation. The endeavor included input from community leagues, clubs, and key local football stakeholder groups and involved extensive research. The AFL says the rules are designed to maximize fun, increase involvement, support skill development, and help kids stay connected and love being a part of the game. The new rules will be gradually introduced over the next two seasons. The AFL also believes the new rules will give clarity to clubs and volunteers so there is consistency in terms of rules and formats for each age group.

Key updates and goals for the new age-appropriate rules include:

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