AFLW Definitions

 

Want to know the difference between an uncontested and contested possession, or what makes a mark a mark? Take a look below to see what all those AFLW terms mean.

Game Play Definitions

These are terms you might see on the Match Centre or hear from a commentator during a match.

Disposals
Legally disposing of the ball via a kick or handball.

Disposal efficiency
Percentage of disposals that are effective or to the benefit of the player's team.

Average disposals
Average number of disposals per match played.

Efficiency (Eff) inside 50
Scoring shots generated per activity within the 50-meter arc.

Inside 50
Number of times the ball is moved from the midfield into the forward 50-meter arc.

Contested possessions
Gaining possession of the ball as a result of winning a contest.

Uncontested possessions
Gaining possession of the ball while under no physical pressure, either from a teammate's disposal or an opposition kick.

Marks
Catching the ball from a kick of 15 or more meters that hasn’t touched the ground or another player.

Contested marks
Taking a mark under the physical pressure of an opponent or in a pack.

Marks in 50
Number of marks taken within the 50-meter arc.

Tackles
Legally grabbing hold of an opponent who is in possession of the ball to prevent them from getting an effective disposal.

Tackles in forward 50
Tackles made within the forward 50-meter arc.

Intercepted possession
Possession of the ball resulting from stealing the ball from an opponent's pass.

Turnovers
Losing of possession of the ball to the opposition during general play.

Clearances
The first effective disposal that clears the stoppage area. A 'stoppage' is a ball-up or a throw-in.

Centre (CL) clearance
Clearances from a centre ball-up.

Stoppage (CL) clearance
Clearances from a ball-up or throw-in.

Frees for
A free possession of the ball after a player is interfered with and is awarded a free kick by the umpires.

Hit-outs
Knocking the ball out of a ‘ruck’ contest at a stoppage, giving clear control of the ball to either team.

Bounces
Touching the ball to the ground, either by directly placing the ball on the turf or by bouncing the ball on the run. Players can't run with the ball more than 15 meters without a bounce.

Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
First quarter, Second quarter, Third quarter, Fourth quarter.