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Claiming a mark

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1. To claim a mark, a player must:

a. Have at least one foot on or behind their own 22-metre line when catching the ball or when landing having caught it in the air; and
b. Catch the ball that has reached the plane of the 22-metre line directly from an opponent’s kick before it touches the ground or another player; and
c. Simultaneously call “mark”.

2. A player may claim a mark even if the ball hits a goal post or crossbar before being

3. When a mark is called correctly, the referee immediately stops the game and awards a free-kick to the team in possession.

4. A mark may not be claimed from a kick-off or a restart kick after a score.