Welcome to the official Wiki for the 2022 Hip & Shoulder Fantasy Football League (H&SFFL)!
The information below should provide you with everything you need to have some fun and compete in the 2022 H&SFFL Competition.
HOW TO COMPETE IN THE 2022 H&SFFL COMPETITION (THE 5 MINUTE SUMMARISED VERSION)
Really, all you need to know is we’re conducting a live draft, proposed to begin at 10am Sunday 27th March AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) in which 10 coaches (including you) will take turns to draft AFL players to your team which will participate in a fantasy competition called Hip & Shoulder Fantasy Football League (H&SFFL). Once an AFL player is drafted onto one team, that player will be unavailable to be drafted by any other team. We’ll use our H&SFFL competition page on the AFL Fantasy website to conduct the draft.
The competition will run over 18 weeks (in AFL a week is also known as a “Round”) from Thursday 31st March (beginning of Round 3) to the end of July (end of Round 20), followed by a two week finals series ending with our Grand Final played 12th-14th August (ie Round 22).
Your team will score points and play 9 other teams twice through the season. Your team will win a particular week if it outscores the team it is opposing for that week. The four teams with the best accumulated win-loss ratio at the end of Round 21 will participate in the two week knockout finals series to determine the Premier (the AFL equivalent of NFL Superbowl champion).
There is no entry fee - participating in the H&SFFL is free. However, that also means there is no prize money either, just bragging rights!
So what do I need to do?
If you haven’t already done so, then register your team to participate. To do that, follow the link below under "Instructions on how to register your team" and answer the questions.
That’s it really. The rest of the detail you can read through at your leisure if you want to. Of course, should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to send them my way. I can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions on how to register your team
Navigate to this link using your favourite browser:
This will take you to the AFL Fantasy website signup page. If you have not played AFL Fantasy before, then click on the Sign up button under “New to AFL Fantasy?” heading. If you have played before, enter your existing Email address and Password and click on the Sign in button.
If you are new to AFL Fantasy, you will be presented with a Sign up page. Enter the appropriate details, such as First name, Surname, Email address, etc and then click on the Register your account button at the bottom of the page.
The AFL Fantasy website will then ask you to sign up to Fantasy Coach. This is completely up to you but please be aware it costs money to subscribe. If you want to skip this, just choose the “Skip this for now” button at the bottom of the page.
The next page is a choice between the two different types of Fantasy games offered by the AFL - Classic and Draft. Our competition has been setup to participate in the Draft game. To register your team to play in the H&SFFL competition, enter the private PIN number XK5PEH2Z into the “Already have a draft league PIN?” section on the right side of the page and click the search icon.
Now, this is where it gets a little confusing. The process you have just gone through should have registered your team into the H&SFFL competition. However, this isn’t immediately obvious. To ensure your team is registered I suggest you find the drop down menu immediately to the left of the “Help” and “Account” drop down menus on the upper right side of the page. If your registration has been successful, this should say “Hip & Shoulder FFL”.
If you are having difficulty registering then I can give you a hand. Just contact me via e-mail at email@example.com and I’ll help you through the process.
That’s it - you should now be registered, ready for the draft.
HOW TO COMPETE IN THE 2022 H&SFFL COMPETITION (THE DETAILED VERSION)
The AFL Season
The 2022 AFL Season begins at 7:10pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday 16th March with the first game of Round 1. There are 23 Rounds in the 2022 AFL "Home & Away" season, meaning the last game of the final Round will finish in mid-August. The term "Home & Away" is used in AFL to describe the preliminary part of the season, in which all AFL teams play to either qualify for or get eliminated from participating in the finals series. The AFL finals series (which is a knockout style system) is then played in the month following the conclusion of the Home & Away season and concludes with the Grand Final (the AFL version of the Superbowl) on Saturday 24th September 2022.
For those interested, here is a link to the 2022 AFL fixture.
There are a number of Rounds which contain byes when certain AFL teams will not be participating in a particular Round. Six AFL teams in Rounds 12, 13 and 14 experience a bye. As coach you will need to carefully consider the balance of your fantasy team during these Rounds or you may find yourself not being able to field a full complement of players for that matchup - thus handing your opponent a big advantage.
Interestingly, the concept of a bye was implemented by the AFL in years past due to the AFL having odd numbers of teams due to expansion. However, the current use of the bye is not so much to achieve league balance, but to provide a mid-season rest for players during the long AFL season.
Our League Competition
Our League has been created. We have a total of 10 coaches in the league. The names and contact details of all 10 coaches are set out in the table below.
|Coach Name||Team name||Coach E-Mail|
|Dion McDonald||Crazy Quokkasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Keil||H&S Kooksemail@example.com|
|Jordan McDonald||Tigers of Wallstreetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lachlan McDonald||The Reikland Reaversemail@example.com|
|Matt McDonald||Matts Marvelsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sebastian Monka||Sabo's Superstarsemail@example.com|
|Stuart Clark||Hot Pies firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tim Hammer||Blood Suckersemail@example.com|
The name of our league is "Hip & Shoulder FFL". For those less familiar with the AFL vernacular, a "hip and shoulder" (also known as a shirtfront) refers to a particularly hard bump, usually to an unsuspecting opposition player. Here is a short video of some textbook examples. Who said the AFL wasn’t a contact sport?
Should you need it, the League PIN number is: XK5PEH2Z
You should have already received a separate invitation via e-mail, but just in case you didn't or you simply need another reference, the following link will enable you to join the 2022 H&SFFL competition: https://fantasy.afl.com.au/draft/leagues/join/XK5PEH2Z
Our league will play games from Round 3 of the AFL season, up to and including Round 20, with a two week knockout final series played over Round 21 and Round 22. This means the H&SFFL competition will conclude with our Grand Final played over the weekend of 12th-14th August 2022.
How to Play
A link to the official AFL Draft Game Guidelines is here for you to refer to which should answer most of your questions.
For further assistance, refer here also for the AFL Fantasy help guide on the AFL Fantasy Website.
Prior to the start of the AFL season
Ours is a redraft league with 10 participating teams, with one of these teams selected and coached by you. You will participate in a live draft, proposed to begin at 10am on Sunday 27th March AEDT, where each coach will take turns to select a total of 19 players from a pool of eligible AFL players. Once a coach drafts a player onto their team, that player becomes unavailable to be drafted by any other coach.
Once the AFL season has begun
Each H&SFFL team will play every other team in a set fixture twice through the season for the first 18 weeks (Rounds 3-20). Weeks 19 and 20 (Rounds 21 and 22) will be reserved for finals, with the Grand Final to be played over Week 22.
Selecting your team each week
Each week you will select 11 players (from the 19 players on your list) to compete against your opponent’s H&SFFL team. The 8 players not selected will be your reserve players and will not contribute to your team score. The 11 selected players in your lineup each week must be made up from the following position types:
3 x Defenders
4 x Midfielders
1 x Ruck
3 x Forwards
There are some players that have been designated as "dual position" players, meaning you can allocate them to one of multiple positions on your team each week. These players are generally considered more valuable due to their flexibility.
Select 4 Emergencies each week so that if one of your starting Players does not play, your Emergency Player's Score will be used as a replacement. An Emergency has to be from the same position on the ground as your missing Player for their Score to count. If you select two Emergencies in the same position, only the lowest scoring Emergency will be used, so select your Emergencies wisely!
Your selected players will score points based on their performance ie number of kicks, marks, handballs, goals etc they accumulate during the game. Please refer to the table below for how statistics contribute to a player's score.
|Statistic Type||Points Scored|
|Free Kick For||+1|
|Free Kick Against||-3|
The sum of the scores for all 11 players on your team is your team score for that particular week. Your team score is compared to the team score of your opposition team to determine whether your team wins, loses or draws (ie a tie) for that week. The four teams with the best accumulated win-loss ratio through Rounds 3-20 will play in the finals series over Rounds 21 and 22.
“Captain” scoring is switched on for 2022. This means each coach will also nominate one of their 11 selected players each week as their captain, with this player scoring double points for that week. So, don’t forget to designate a captain each week otherwise you will potentially hand your opponent a big advantage.
Changing players on your team throughout the season
There are two ways to change your team throughout the season:
- Free Agency (aka waiver wire) - where you can elect to discard players you no longer want on your team for players that are not currently part of any other H&SFFL team.
- Trade with another H&SFFL team - where you can agree with another coach to trade one or more players between H&SFFL teams. Please note that all trades are subject to the approval of the H&SFFL Commissioner.
We will be using a classic snake style draft approach where the coach with the first choice in the first round of the draft receives the last choice in the second round of the draft, and so on. More about snake style drafts can be found here.
At the beginning of the draft, all AFL players are available and in the "draft pool". During the draft, each coach will draft 19 players for their team. Once a player is drafted, they are no longer available to be drafted onto any other team. You may draft any combination of players, however, please keep in mind the player combination you must field each week as discussed above in "Selecting your team each week".
The Draft Date & Time
The live draft will begin on Sunday 27th March at 10am Melbourne, Australia AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).
This is equivalent to:
9am on Sunday 27th March in Brisbane;
9:30am Sunday 27th March in Adelaide;
7pm on Saturday 26th March in New York City;
6pm on Saturday 26th March in Dallas; and
4pm on Saturday 26th March in Los Angeles.
As the H&SFFL competition requires a live draft it is important that you are available to participate at this time.
The Draft Order
|Pick||H&SFFL Team Name||Coach Name|
|1||Sabo’s Superstars||Sebastian Monka|
|2||Crazy Quokkas||Dion McDonald|
|4||Matts Marvels||Matt McDonald|
|5||Hot Pies 2022||Stuart Clark|
|6||The Reikland Reavers||Lachlan McDonald|
|7||Laughing Kooks||John Keil|
|9||Tigers of Wallstreet||Jordan McDonald|
|10||Blood Suckers||Tim Hammer|
So what do I need to do now?
If you’ve not already done this, you should confirm you are participating in the competition using one of the following two methods:
- Finding the email sent to you from “AFL Fantasy” and follow the instructions to register your team; or
- using the following link to register your team: https://fantasy.afl.com.au/draft/leagues/join/XK5PEH2Z
Please refer to the section above under "Instructions on how to register your team" for more detailed instructions on how to do this.
Other stuff that may be of interest
Official H&SFFL Wiki:
What does that mean?
Fantasy AFL commentary sites:
Other interesting sites / apps:
Some sites for AFL team and player stats:
Commentary on 2022 AFL fixture difficulty for each team:
Official AFL Fantasy Draft Help and Game Guidelines:
The Official AFL Website:
Quick video overview of AFL:
Well, that's about it. If you need any help with anything at all, then don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m looking forward to seeing you all during the season - it should be lots of fun!
Note: If anybody has any changes they'd like to make or finds anything else of interest they would like to add to this Wiki then please contact me and I'll do so.
H&SFFL Premiership History
|Year||Winning Team Name||Winning Coach Name||Pts v Pts||Runner-up Team Name||Runner-up Coach Name|
|2022||Blood Suckers||Tim Hammer||1,015 v 1,011||Laughing Kooks||John Keil|
|2021||Tigers of Wallstreet||Jordan McDonald||1,246 v 1,126||DetrDemo||Charlie Neal|
|2019||Tigers of Wallstreet||Jordan McDonald||v||H&S Kooks||John Keil|
⁺ 2020 season did not run due to Covid
H&SFFL All Time Records
|2||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,346||W20 2022|
|3||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,344||W3 2021|
|5||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,339||W14 2021|
|6||Laughing Kooks||1,336||W18 2022|
|8||Crazy Quokkas||1,292||W16 2021|
|9||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,282||W13 2021|
|10||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,278||W17 2021|
|12||Crazy Quokkas||1,262||W3 2021|
|14||Blood Suckers||1,250||W17 2021|
|15||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,246||W20 2021|
|16||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,244||W19 2022|
|17||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,242||W7 2021|
|20||West Coast Serpents||1,230||W15 2022|
|21||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,228||W15 2021|
|22||Crazy Quokkas||1,227||W8 2021|
|25||Laughing Kooks||1,220||W14 2022|
|27||Crazy Quokkas||1,218||W7 2021|
|Laughing Kooks||1,218||W19 2022|
|29||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,217||W17 2022|
|30||Blood Suckers||1,215||W10 2021|
|Tigers of Wallstreet||1,215||W15 2022|
|32||Crazy Quokkas||1,211||W5 2022|
|34||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,204||W5 2021|
|Crazy Quokkas||1,204||W17 2021|
|36||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,198||W10 2021|
|37||H&S Kooks||1,197||W5 2021|
|41||Tigers of Wallstreet||1,192||W4 2021|
|46||Blood Suckers||1,179||W5 2021|
|Tigers of Wallstreet||1,179||W18 2021|
|48||The Reikland Reavers||1,178||W9 2022|
|50||H&S Kooks||1,174||W2 2021|
|#||Player Name||Position||H&SFFL Team||Pts||Week|
|1||Stephen Coniglio||Midfielder||-||192||W11 2019|
|2||Lachie Whitfield||Midfielder||-||190||W9 2019|
|3||Josh Dunkley||Midfielder / Forward||-||189||W17 2019|
|4||Brodie Grundy||Ruck||-||181||W18 2019|
|Andrew Brayshaw||Midfielder||DetrDemo||181||R2 2022⁺|
|6||Jack Macrae||Midfielder||-||180||W14 2019|
|7||Zach Merrett||Midfielder||cartilage||172||W18 2022|
|8||Jack Billings||Midfielder||-||170||W13 2019|
|Jack Ziebell||Defender / Forward||Tigers of Wallstreet||170||W3 2021|
|10||Brandon Ellis||Midfielder||Blood Suckers||169||W4 2021|
|Tom Stewart||Defender||HotPies2022||169||W9 2022|
|12||Brodie Grundy||Ruck||-||168||W14 2019|
|13||Partick Cripps||Midfielder||-||163||W4 2019|
|Rory Laird||Midfielder||Laughing Kooks||163^||W16 2022|
|Rowan Marshall||Forward / Ruck||DetrDemo||163||W18 2022|
|16||Patrick Dangerfield||Midfielder||-||162||W12 2019|
|Lachie Whitfield||Defender / Midfielder||-||162||W3 2019|
|Jack Steele||Midfielder||cartilage||162||W17 2021|
|Callum Mills||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||162||W4 2022|
|20||Clayton Oliver||Midfielder||-||161||W8 2019|
|Stephen Coniglio||Midfielder||-||161||W2 2019|
|Jarryd Lyons||Midfielder||Blood Suckers||161^||W11 2021|
|Harry Himmelberg||Forward||Free Agent||161||W11 2022|
|24||Touk Miller||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||160||W8 2021|
|Darcy Parrish||Midfielder||DetrDemo||160^||W9 2021|
|26||Jack Macrae||Midfielder||Crazy Quokkas||159^||W3 2021|
|Reilly O'Brien||Ruck||HotPies2022||159||W9 2022|
|28||Josh Dunkley||Midfielder / Forward||-||158||W13 2019|
|Jordan Dawson||Defender / Midfielder||Free Agent||158||R23 2021*|
|30||Luke Parker||Midfielder / Forward||-||157||W14 2019|
|Jack Steele||Midfielder||cartilage||157||W13 2021|
|Tom Mitchell||Midfielder||Blood Suckers||157||W13 2021|
|Tom Stewart||Defender||HotPies2022||157||W5 2022|
|Jack Viney||Midfielder||West Coast Serpents||157||W11 2022|
|35||Tim Taranto||Midfielder / Forward||-||156||W13 2019|
|Ben Keays||Midfielder||The Reikland Reavers||156||W3 2021|
|Andrew Brayshaw||Midfielder||DetrDemo||156||W17 2021|
|Angus Brayshaw||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||156†||W1 2022|
|Callum Mills||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||156||W7 2022|
|40||Jack Ziebell||Defender / Forward||-||155||W9 2019|
|Tim Taranto||Midfielder / Forward||-||155||W9 2019|
|Clayton Oliver||Midfielder||Sabo's Superstars||155||W7 2021|
|Touk Miller||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||155||W14 2021|
|Sam Walsh||Midfielder||Matts Marvels||155||W15 2021|
|Errol Gulden||Midfielder / Forward||Blood Suckers||155||W18 2022|
|46||Lachie Hunter||Midfielder||-||154||W17 2019|
|Andrew Gaff||Midfielder||H&S Kooks||154||R3 2021⁺|
|Oliver Wines||Midfielder||Tigers of Wallstreet||154||W11 2021|
|Bailey Smith||Midfielder||cartilage||154||R1 2022⁺|
|Jack Steele||Midfielder||cartilage||154||W17 2022|
⁺ score occurred prior to start of H&SFFL season and so didn't contribute
ᶺ nominated as captain so player scored double points
† played on bench and so didn't contribute to teams score
Last updated: 16th August 2022