Supers

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Training

Each Wednesday Evening – 7.00 pm at Taylors Hill Recreation Reserve, Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill (between Hume Drive and Loddon Drive)

For information about playing or training, please email supers@thesharks.com.au.

History

The Sharks fielded a “Supers” team in the AFL Masters League for the first time in 2013. It was about getting the team on the park and building some new friendships, while playing the game we all love. Another huge thanks to everyone for getting involved.

To be eligible to play, you need to turn 35 (or over) during the playing year. You are never too old (although your muscles may disagree).

So please come along to training and bring some mates. Feel free to email supers@thesharks.com.au if you have any questions.

What else you need to know………

Games are generally played on Sunday afternoons every 2 weeks commencing early April

There will be 9 games in 2016, plus finals.

How serious is the league? Serious enough that it isn’t full of players just after a fight or trying to take your head off. It is very professional and includes player suspensions, tribunal, insurance, paid umpires etc etc like any other league.

How serious are we taking it? We aim to compete and train hard, but make sure we have plenty of laughs along the way (we aren’t looking to drive people into the ground).

Do I need to be super fit? No. The team is open to all fitness levels and the expectation isn’t that everyone will be highly trained athletes.

Some information from the Masters Australian Football website….

The Game of AFL Masters Australian Football provides the opportunity for players 35 years and over to enjoy the game of Aussie Rules Football in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

After first commencing in Victoria in 1980, the sport is governed nationally by AFLMasters
(formerly Masters Australian Football and Superules Australia Inc) and nine member State Associations
and is now played by over 119 teams throughout Australia.

VIC METRO has 37 clubs in and around Melbourne and satellite towns,
with 54 teams playing each fortnight in Over35s (32 Supers and 22 Masters)
and 18 more in the rapidly expanding Over-47s competition.

A national standardised set of modified rules is designed to reduce the risks of injury and is acknowledged and supported nationally by the AFL.

You will find a welcoming atmosphere at VIC METRO clubs with an emphasis on family involvement and footy for fitness and fun social interaction. While a good level of fitness is required to enjoy the game fully, training runs once or twice a week without huge time commitments are the order of the day for AFLM.