AFL 9s is easier to play, less physically demanding and provides an environment whereby participation, enjoyment and safety are a priority. AFL 9s can be played in community competitions, schools and overseas with people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed teams as determined by the individual competition.
AFL 9s is an alternative social form of football that anyone can play. AFL 9s can be played both indoor and outdoor on a number of surfaces such as grass, synthetic, sports courts and sand. Each team is made up of 9 players with additional substitutes. Players are spread throughout 3 zones (forward, midfield and back) with the ball only being able to travel a zone at a time. When a player is tagged (single handed touch) they have to dispose of the ball to their first option or within 1 second. AFL 9s
“The Game for Everyone” emphasises inclusive competition that is accessible to individuals of all abilities. AFL 9s has strong parallels with the traditional game but is easier to play and provides an environment whereby participation, enjoyment and safety are the priority.