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Victorian Junior League Decides To 'Cap' Margins To Stop Beltings

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Victorian Junior League Decides To 'Cap' Margins To Stop Beltings

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In an effort to improve player retention and decrease beltings, the Riddell District Football League has placed a 'cap' on margins in junior games; Leader reports.

All games between the under-12 to under-16 grades will be recorded with a maximum score - but the kids will continue playing once it reaches this limit.

“The margin is capped at 80 points in under-16s, 60 points in under-14s and 48 points in under-12s, which aligns to the length of time played in each of those age divisions,” operations manager Steve Williams said.

“We ran a number of scenarios past the club presidents and the majority of presidents voted to implement the capping process as it now stands.”

Best players and goal kickers will also not be recorded on the website.

“It was hoped that an equalisation policy would help with player retention,” Williams said.

The system will not be used in finals.

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