Glen Iris Gladiators’ policy on the wearing of protective headgear is that this is optional and at the discretion of the player and/or his/her parents.
Glen Iris Gladiators’ policy is that the wearing of mouthguards is mandatory for both Training and Matches.
Players without mouthguards at training will be limited in the activities they can undertake as determined by the coaching staff.
Players without mouthguards at matches will NOT be permitted to play.
AFL Position Paper
The AFL has released the following position statement on the role of helmets and mouthguards in Australian Football which you can view here: