AFL9s is the AFL's alternative gentler version of the game,|
made for everyone to enjoy.
See AFL9s Website
It has been developed so that all Australian football enthusiasts
- and those new to the game - can play matches that parallel the
Introduction: 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.
NUMBERS: Two teams of nine (9) with interchange players.
FIELD: max 100 metres (modified for age/ability of players),
and is divided into three zones, a mid zone and two scoring zones.
SCORING: By designated forwards only (or no restriction version).
MARKING/FREES: A mark is awarded whatever distance the ball travels
and if the ball hits the ground it is an automatic turnover
This turnover rule may be modified to second bounce in selected competitions.
TACKLING: restricted tackling (junior rules) is available in the contact version comps,
- OR - TOUCH: Less vigorous SOCIAL format (one handed or optional two-handed TOUCH)
- OR - TAG: by the removal of a TAG that each player wears.