Welcome to the official site of the NSW and ACT AFL Masters Australian Football Association.  With an ethos of ‘footy for fun’ and fitness, masters football provides the opportunity for players aged 32 years and over to enjoy the game in a safe, social and family friendly environment.

Masters football operates under a 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 are played from March through to September and state carnivals are held as day tournaments in Canberra, Sydney, the Hunter and Illawarra areas.  The season pinnacle is the national carnival held each September at alternating venues around the country.  For 2017, we will be in Geelong.

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History

Super Rules (as the game was originally named) was formulated in the country areas of Victoria, with the first match being played at Ballarat in September 1980. Within a few years, the concept had spread to others states and the first National Carnival was held July 1983 in Melbourne.

For Sydney, the first games were held in 1985, and the subsequent National Carnival of 1986 in Perth was the first in which all states and territories were represented. National Carnivals have been held every year since, with the ensuing years seeing different age groups added;

  • Supers: 35 – 39 years
  • Masters: 40 – 44 years
  • Seniors: 45 – 49 years
  • Super Seniors: 50 – 54 years
  • Super Veterans: 55+ years

 

2001 saw all states and territories adopt the new name of ‘Masters Australian Football’ and, the following year, a team of 30 players represented MAF internationally in the first Irish tour. After many successful seasons, MAF officially affiliated with the AFL in 2008 and became ‘AFL Masters’.

The game is now played by over 119 teams across nine member state associations.

          Information about other NSW MAF websites

This is the official NSW and ACT MAF website.  The following sites are no longer used and should not be relied upon for the latest information.

NSW AFL Masters – This site has not been updated since 2015 when NSW joined ACT to form the official site

Sports TG – Owner has not granted access for us to update the information

Fox Sporting Pulse – Redirects to Sports TG.