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JLT Community Series Guide

February 21, 2017 4:04 PM

Adelaide begins its pre-season campaign against Richmond on Friday night

Adelaide begins its pre-season campaign against Richmond on Friday night

Everything you need to know ahead of Adelaide’s JLT Community Series campaign

What is the JLT Community Series?
The JLT Community Series is the new name of the AFL’s pre-season competition after the League struck a partnership with insurance firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

All 18 clubs will play three matches over a four-week period, allowing one bye for every club before Round One of the premiership season.

There is no pre-season Grand Final. The last pre-season premiership was won by Brisbane in 2013.

Adelaide’s JLT Community Series Fixture

Week One

Week Two
Richmond v Adelaide
Etihad Stadium on Friday, February 24
7.40pm (local)

Week Three
Adelaide v Geelong
Richmond Oval on Sunday, March 5
1.35pm (local)

Week Four
Adelaide v Brisbane
Hickinbotham Oval on Saturday, March 11
3.40pm (local)

Club members with game access receive free entry to the 2017 JLT Community Series matches in which their Club is competing, subject to capacity, or can upgrade their membership to a reserved seat or register for a ticket in order to guarantee entry. More details

General admission tickets are $20 for an adult, $15 concession and $5 for juniors via Ticketmaster.

How can I watch?
All 27 games of the JLT Community Series will be shown live on Fox Footy and via the AFL Live official app, which is currently offering a free two-week trial for new members.

A host of rules only apply for the JLT Community Series.

- Players receive nine points for a ‘supergoal’ kicked from outside the 50m arc
- A player awarded a 50m penalty that takes him inside 50m can choose to kick from outside the arc for nine points
- There are no score reviews
- Rookie-listed players are available for selection

- Clubs can use up to eight interchange players in the opening two weeks
- Clubs can use up to six interchange players in weeks three and four
- Unlimited rotations

Quarter length/Time on
- Fifteen-minute quarters with time on only applied to the final five minutes of each quarter (excluding goals or major delays) in the opening two weeks
- Twenty-minute quarters with normal time-on in weeks three and four

New 2017 rule interpretations
The AFL has reminded clubs about the new in-season rule interpretations for 2017 that also apply during the JLT Community Series

- No ‘third man up’ at any ruck contest. Only two designated ruckmen can compete at a stoppage. The ball must touch the ground before any other play can contest the ball if no ruckmen are present.
- Strict interpretation on deliberate rushed behinds. Any behind rushed from beyond the top of the goalsquare to result in a ball up 15-metres from the goal line. This penalty will be a free kick during the premiership season.
- Players adjudged to deliberately instigate high contact via ducking, shrugging, or lifting an arm will not receive a free kick and play on will be called.