NSW/ACT Implement Player Points System
The Player Points System seeks to address concerns with respect to competitive balance and the sustainability of community football clubs and leagues.
The point caps for each league has been revised for 2017, with AFL Canberra and Hume Football League clubs entitled to 38 points, while the Riverina Football League and Farrer Football League clubs have 42 points.
The general philosophy of the Community Club Sustainability Program is to:
Assist the equalisation of competitions
Improve the sustainability of Community Clubs by curbing the inflationary nature of player payments as a result of player movement
Promote player loyalty and junior development
Support the role volunteers undertake in managing their clubs.
Players are worth more points the higher standard of competitions they have played in, unless they have played 40 or more junior games at a club, in which case they are worth just one point.
To administer the Player Points System AFL Canberra has formed their own independent League Equalisation Panels, which will adjudicate on matters relating to player and/or club points within stipulated timeframes. The Riverina, Farrer and Hume Leagues will have a combined League Equalisation Panel.