Farrer and Riverina League clubs are on notice over the behaviour of runners and water carriers following complaints in the first month of the season.
AFL Riverina said there have been a number of concerning instances of team support officials 'wrongly interacting with opposition players and officiating umpires'.
"It's been disappointing, the fact that team officials are not performing their role as they should be and making life more difficult for our umpires and spectators attending the football," AFL Riverina competitions manager Tom Walker said.
Walker said complaints from clubs and officiating umpires prompted AFL Riverina's stern reminder that runners are to deliver messages and leave the field immediately, and water carriers are not to run messages.
"After an incredibly tough last 12 months for so many in our community, we should rightly expect all club representatives to behave in the correct manner."
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