The following protests are applicable for all teams:
- Photo ID
Any team may lodge a protest against an opposing team.
The procedure and requirements for lodgement of a protest are printed on the reverse of the Team Card and subsquent memo update (refer Memo 12/08 dated 27 February 2012).
- Any player(s) challenged by the opposition team must have the names of the player(s) challenged inserted and the player(s) must sign the team card in the respective section. This must be completed on both team cards. The cards are also required to be signed by both team officials and the match referee.
- Should any challenged player or team official refuse to sign either card, the protest will have been deemed to be won by the protesting team.
- All protests lodged must be lodged with the referee at the games conclusion but no later than 15 minutes after the game for which the protest is being lodged.
Morning Football Games:
- The protest must be lodged at the ARL office on the Saturday of the game between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
- The challenged player(s) along with the coach or manager of each team are required to attend. For common curtosey the teams should arrange a time to meet.
- All protests must be accompanied by a fee of $20.00 per challenged player(s).
- The protest must then be followed up with a letter from the protesting club by 4.00pm on the Monday following the game.
- No late protest lodgements will be received or considered.
Afternoon Football Games:
The same process for completion is as per above procedure except the protest must be lodged with the ARL office by 4.00pm on the Monday following the game with the protest fee(s) and Letter of Support from the club. The challenged player(s) along with the coach or manager of both teams are required to attend the ARL facility at Cornwall Park between 6.30pm and 7.00pm on the Monday. If the Monday falls on a Public Holiday then the Tuesday at the corresponding time.
OUT OF ORDER PLAYERS:
All players through protest or found to be out of order per the ARL Constitution/By-Laws will be liable for the relevant penalties as contained within the Constitution/By-Laws.