There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground.Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball.During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball.The primary methods are kicking, handballing and running with the ball.
The game's rules are governed by the AFL Commission with the advice of the AFL's Laws of the Game Committee.
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Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between the opposing goal posts (worth six points) or behind posts (worth one point).
The team with the highest score at the end of the match wins unless a draw is declared.
A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch the ball from a kick (with specific conditions) are awarded possession.