A fast, fun, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all AFL 9s is 'touch football' with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for everyone.
AFL 9’s Social Hubs are located all across Victoria. To find out where your local hub is and where you can register your team, please click below.
AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field.
Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.
AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet (social hub specific).
AFL 9s is a social and exciting brand of AFL, that allows people regardless of age (over 15), ability or gender to compete in a fun and safe environment.
You can expect to run, kick, jump and laugh whilst enjoying some quality time with friends and teammates.
Whilst scores are recorded, AFL 9s is very much considered a non-contact social activity.
The competition fee is due week 3 of the competition giving team captains more time to make payment.
The game is played between two teams of nine (9) with interchange players.
The field has a recommended length of 100 metres (which can be modified depending on the age and ability level of participants) and is divided into three zones: a mid zone and two scoring zones.
Teams score by kicking the football into their attacking scoring zone to designated forwards who are the only players permitted to score.
A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled. If the ball hits the ground it is an automatic turnover.
AFL 9s is a non-contact version of the game which requires players to implement a touch in place of a tackle.
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