Transition from Kew Auskick to Comets Club Footy Info


We have prepared the following information, if you have any further queries please contact the Registrar at 


Season Training Times

This will depend on your coach’s availability but as a guide we have tenancy at Victoria Park on Wednesdays and Fridays 5-8pm so it will be during either of those days/time slots. Each team is allocated a 1hr training session per week. 


Match Days and Times

U8-U10 teams play on Sunday mornings – usually the earlier timeslots of 8.30, 10am or occasionally 11.30am. Home Matches are played at Victoria Park, Kew and we play away matches at various local Clubs.


Match Fixture

Due to the amount of Clubs and Teams – the complete fixture is usually released one week ahead of the first match.  


Comets Uniform


Our goal is to have 12 players per team so that everyone has the opportunity to play each week but obviously this will depend on final registered numbers. 


Late registrations for this age group will always be welcomed but we may have to allocate the player to the team with the least amount of players - which may not necessarily be with friends or school group.  


AFL Under 8 Rules




12 a side

Maximum Ground Size & Use of Zones:

80m x 60m approx (eg. 2 games per oval), 3 equal zones

Match Length:

4 x 10 minute quarters (total length- 1 hour)

Competition Details:

No scores, ladders or finals

No recording of best players or goal kickers permitted

No representative teams


No tackle or bump

There is absolutely no contact or spoiling, except when accidental in nature

The Ball:

Size 1 synthetic


1 field, 2 goal umpires (parents)

Coaching Position:

On field (1)


1 bounce before disposing


A mark is awarded, irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled, to any player who catches it or makes a reasonable attempt to mark it

Out of Bounds:

From a kick, a free kick is awarded against the player who last kicked the ball. From hands, or if there is any doubt, teh umpire shall call a ball-up 10m in from the boundary.

Kick off the Ground:

Not permitted unless accidental


No stealing, smothering, shepherding or barging


No distance penalties apply. Players can be ordered off at the umpire's discretion

Age Group Day:

Under 8s Round Robin during the season