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The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is delighted to announce that the AFLX format will replace the traditionally styled Australian Football for all league matches in 2018.

Due to the shortage of oval grounds in the south-east Melbourne region, the league in conjunction with its six council partners has decided to shift many matches to soccer fields in the area and utilise the new and exhilarating AFLX format.

The format will take effect from Round 1 on Sunday 15 April and will be in place for the entire season.

AFLX is a new and exciting game created to showcase some of the most thrilling elements of Australian Football. The format was a hit with players and fans alike through the 2018 AFL pre-season competition.

While there are some familiar aspects, the new game provides a very different experience.

AFLX is played on a rectangular field with seven players on the field and three on the bench. AFLX is an express form of the game, with explosive action exhilarating fans of all ages. Get ready for 10-point super goals, last-touch out of bounds and non-stop action on and off the field.

SMJFL CEO Sarah Loh said she was ecstatic with the innovative move made by the league and had a very special message for its clubs and members.

“Happy April Fools,” she said.