Albert Park League

Albert Park League has been running for over 20 years in the heart of Melbourne. The league runs weekly on Monday evenings at the southern end of Albert Park.

Season 1 2024 fixtures and results

Season 2 2024 team registration now open

SEASON INFO

Season Dates: Monday April 29th to Monday August 12th (14 rounds plus finals). No games on Monday June 10th (King’s Birthday public holiday).

Season Price: $1,650 per team (inc GST). Payment details are on the registration page.

UV has applied a small price rise to APL for 2024. This is the first change in registration cost on a per-week basis in over three years. UV has absorbed rises in AFDA event-based fees and Parks Victoria field costs since 2020, and this price adjustment is to cover some of those changes during that time. The rise amounts to $6 per team per week.

REGISTRATION RULES

Please familiarise yourself with APL Competition Rules and APL Team Registration Rules prior to registering your team.

RULE CHANGES FOR 2024

The Albert Park League Committee has approved the adoption of new gender ratio rules for 2024. WFDF Ratio Rule A (commonly known as “A.B.B.A.”) has been adopted for all divisions.

At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio (4F/3M or 4M/3F) for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point. For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be the same as the first point. This pattern of alternating the ratio every two points repeats until the end of the game. Half time has no impact on the pattern.

While all teams are encouraged to adopt it, the “prescribed pull” rule is mandatory for Division 1 games only. UV will put on workshops at APL during the season for players keen to learn and practice the skill.

Please see the APL Competition Rules link above.

DIVISIONAL PLACEMENT

Promotion and relegation from Season 1, 2024, will be determined by APL Team Registration rules.

Teams returning after an absence can register for the division they were most recently in. New teams entering APL consisting of mostly inexperienced players will be automatically placed in the lowest division.

The Albert Park League Committee will make the final decision on division placements after registrations close.

JUNIOR PARTICIPATION

Players aged under 18 at the time of registration will be prompted to print out and complete a Junior Participation Consent Form.

Three players from their team must be nominated as responsible team members who will supervise the junior player’s safety during games. This is to cover for absences and/or week-to-week unavailability of a single nominated team member. All nominated responsible team members must hold a valid Victoria Working With Children Check unless they are the junior player’s parent or guardian.

The form can be scanned and emailed to certify@ultimatevictoria.com.au or handed to an APL or UV staff member before the junior player’s first game.

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Monday March 25th: Season 1 team registration opens.

Sunday April 21st: Team registration closes. All teams must have a minimum of 5 male-matching and 5 female-matching players registered to be accepted for Season 2, however UV recommends at least 7 of each to account for week-to-week absences and unavailability throughout the season.

Wednesday April 24th: Division allocations released and Round 1 fixture released.

Monday April 29th: Season 1 commences, and deadline for team payments. Remaining Season 2 fixtures released.

SAFETY MEASURES

The area between Fields 1 and 2, and between Fields 3 and 4, are off limits.

Spectators and players not on the field must remain off the synthetic turf while games are in progress.

Anyone repeatedly violating these rules may be asked to leave the fields.

SUBSTITUTE PLAYERS

  • Teams needing substitute players can post in the APL Facebook group and be contacted by players looking for a game, or they can seek substitutes through their own means.
  • Substitute players must have an account on AFDA.com (no cost) before they play.
  • Division 1 registered players cannot play as a substitute in Division 3 games under any circumstances.
  • Players are permitted to play a second game on a Monday if the team they wish to substitute for would otherwise have to forfeit their game.
  • Players not registered to any team who play as a substitute for more than three rounds of the season may be asked to pay an individual registration fee to play in further rounds.
  • Teams who regularly require substitute players to avoid a forfeit may risk losing priority registration status for future seasons.

GAME TIMESLOTS

6:30pm – 7:40pm
7:40pm – 8:50pm
8:50pm – 10:00pm

Divisions rotate through timeslots each week. 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds for APL will be allowed in the following circumstances.

Teams withdrawing due to locality-based restrictions or isolation orders Pro-rata refund upon written application to APLC. Requires proof of current address for all registered players to be provided within 72 hours of application. Refund will be pro-rata for missed games calculated from 24 hours after receipt of the application. For example, an application received at 6pm Sunday would include the following day’s game in the pro-rata refund, but an application received on the Tuesday would not, even if the team was not able to attend the previous day’s game.
Teams withdrawing from the league voluntarilyUpon written application. Determined by APLC on a case-by-case basis, however a complete pro-rata refund for games played is unlikely to be offered unlike in other circumstances outlined here.
Remaining league games cancelled as advised by federal, state or local government, or statutory authorityPro-rata refund or credit issued for games not played.
Remaining league games cancelled by Ultimate Victoria All teams will receive a pro-rata refund or credit for games not played
Players or teams removed from the league following repeated violations of league rulesIf the APLC, Ultimate Victoria staff, or the Ultimate Victoria board of directors, recommend the removal of a player or team from the league, no refund will be issued.