AFL 9s takes Super Sikh Games by storm

For the first time in the popular tournament’s history, AFL 9s was added to the line up of the Super Sikh Cup, played this year in Western Sydney.

AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves nine players on each team, playing on a smaller field in a non-contact contest.

Last week, four teams from New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT competed in this annual sporting event, which targets multicultural communities.

Also supported by Cricket NSW, Netball NSW, Football NSW and Little Athletics, the day-long event saw these four state based teams compete in a round-robin style competition.

Over 50 players took part in the AFL 9s component of the day, while another 50 children played in an Auskick ‘super clinic’, introducing this multicultural community to Australian Football for the first time.

The day also included Bollywood music, food stalls, and an overall experience with the Sikh community.

A great supporter of AFL, particularly in Western Sydney, AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador, L-Fresh the Lion captained one of the New South Wales teams on the day.

Team Victoria were the eventual winners of the tournament, overcoming the ACT in the Grand Final 64-23.

AFL NSW/ACT invites all social teams to take part in the 2017 AFL 9s Classic being held in Sydney this year. For more information and to register, please visit the AFL 9s Classic website.

Should you wish to gain more information on AFL NSW/ACT Multicultural Programs, please contact