Would you like to :
Play matches with talented footballers from all around Melbourne
Take part in an Elite Match Day experience of a DFS program?
Receive coaching by Elite DFS Junior Coaches
If you answered YES, then the Best of the Best round robin series is for you.
The Best of the Best Program is open to players from all around Melbourne who want to experience the competitiveness of playing against players from all different leagues.
Join team-mates with similar ability, ambition & attitude
Contest against opponents who are also dedicated
Receive expert coaching from DFS elite junior coaches
Compete in an exciting round robin series of matches
Be challenged in fun, fast and furious matches
(Similar match play to AFL X)
Complete all on 1 day, during the September school holidays
We have some exciting news that will be released shortly regarding the 2020 DFS Best Of The Best Series. In order to be notified first, submit the expression of interest form on the link below.
Click on the frequently asked questions to reveal the answers.What is the AFL X style of match play?
AFL X is the new, exciting and hugely popular match play, which AFL teams showcased during the 2019 pre-season competition. This style of match play includes the same rules as regular AFL, however with less players per team, it allows for better player participation and faster, more fun match play. It is perfectly suited to junior football !
To allow for quick and exciting football, the field is smaller and players kick the ball in, when it goes out of bounds. This allows for less stoppages, and more time playing the fast and exciting brand of AFL football.
But don’t worry – players can still tackle, bump, mark, handball and kick – everything we love about the game of AFL !
The Best of the Best is a round robin series. Once the final number of teams have been determined, each team will be placed into a pool with other teams.
On the day, players will play a minimum of 3 round robin matches. It is anticipated that a final 4th match will be played, once pool round robin matches have been completed.
*Round Robin matches will consist of 2 x 10 minute halves.
*Final Match will consist of 2 x 15 min halves.
*The final round robin fixturing will be determined, once registrations have closed.
Each team will comprise of DFS junior players. Team selection will mirror that used at junior Inter-league & TAC Cup trials.
That is, team selection will try to ensure each team has an even spread of similar height players. This allows for easier match-ups and positioning during matches, allowing players to play on similar sized players.
To ensure maximum game time, maximum player participation and allow the series to mimic the highly popular AFL X, teams will consist of less players than the regular 18 per side.
All teams will play with the same amount of players on the field, which can range between 7-10 players per team.
In short, we will try our best. We understand that friends would love to be on the same team, if possible. We also understand that parents of friends would love to watch their children play in the same team, and watch the same match.
When selecting teams, we will try to best accommodate this to make it happen.
Players will choose EITHER the Morning or Afternoon Series to participate in, depending on their Year of Birth.
- Players need to be age appropriate for their session. That means, choosing the correct session for their Year of Birth.
- U10 and U11 born players can choose the Morning session.
- U11 and U12 players can choose the afternoon session.
2008 born players are the only age group which have a choice of session. They can choose either the morning or afternoon time slot. However, once a series is booked out, the registrations will close of that time slot.
The morning session matches will include teams, made up from U10 and U11 players. Teams will include a mixture of U10 and U11 players.
The afternoon session matches will include teams, made up from U11 and U12 players. Teams will include a mixture of U11 and U12 players.
The morning session matches will commence at 9:00am. Teams will be finalised by 8:30am, so players will need to be in attendance by 8:15am. This will help allow for players not attending due to unforeseen circumstances (illness, injury etc).
The morning session will conclude with a presentation, directly following the final match. This will conclude by 12:30pm.
The afternoon session matches will commence at 1:30pm. Teams will be finalised by 1:00pm, so players will need to be in attendance by 12:45pm. This will help allow for players not attending due to unforeseen circumstances (illness, injury etc).
The afternoon session will conclude with a presentation, directly following the final match. This will conclude by 4:30pm.
All queries, please contact DFS Head of Administration
Beau Dorian via phone or email.
e: firstname.lastname@example.org m: 0424 902 544