Go For 2 & 5 Junior / Youth Football

With modified rules and game structures, Junior Football provides all children with equal opportunity to experience playing AFL under an assigned coach in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Junior Football is for children in school years 3 – 6, or ages seven to twelve. Junior competitions are structured to ensure that children will only play with their own year group. For Girls Only competitions, there may still be mixed-year competitions. 

Youth Football is for years 7 – 12, and provides participants with the opportunity to play in a graded competition within a club environment. Youth football is a chance to play football with friends, with a focus on team building.

Girls are able to play in the mixed gender competition until the age of 14, or the year 9 competition. Where possible, it is encouraged that girls play in the single gender competition. 

Click here to find your nearest community club. 

2024 Registrations are now open! Register for your junior club at PlayAFL now. 

In the Perth metro area, junior clubs play in conferences based on greographical zoning. So no need to travel too far to get to your games! The conferences are North, Central, South and Peel. Fixtures change between each conference, so contact your local club to find out more. 


-  A small progression on from Auskick
-  Smaller field size and use of junior equipment
-  15-a-side teams 
-  Children have opportunity to play every position
-  Tackling  introduced in a modified ‘wrap’ tackle
-  All attempted marks called
-  No scores are recorded

-  Smaller field size and use of junior equipment  
-  15-a-side 
-  Safe tackling is introduced, along with bumping, smothering and shepherding 
-  Marks have a minimum distance of 10 metres
-  No scores are recorded

-  Scoring, match results, premiership points, ladders and finals are all introduced  
-  Play to AFL rules 
-  15-a-side teams

-    Play to AFL rules
-    18-a-side (male) or 16-a-side (female)

-  Competitions are played in Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12
-  Smaller fields, and modified equipment
-  15-a-side
-  Scoring, match results, premiership points, ladders and finals are all introduced

Across all ages, junior football requires paretns to volunteer around the club to make sure it keeps ticking. 
If you are interested in volunteering for your child's club, please visit the Volunteer page

-    Click here to visit our Club Hub site for all competition Rules and Regulations.