AFLX and AFL 9s, footy for everyone

Once upon a time, footy was something you’d play in winter on a large oval with 17 teammates. Now, thanks to innovative social versions of the game, you can play all year round, on smaller fields, without having to train, and with teams as small as nine players!

AFL X and AFL 9s has relaunched for spring, with registrations for competitions across NSW filling fast.

But what is AFL X and AFL 9s!?

AFL X (ages U10-U14)

AFL X is fast and fun, and one of the best sports for boys and girls aged 8-14. It requires everything of a player – athleticism, skill, game sense, bravery and teamwork – and is over in under an hour on a weeknight.

Parents will love the format, which gives their kids plenty of access to the play, regardless of previous experience. Players will love how it sharpens skills, develops a love of the game, and grows friendships.

Anyone can get involved in AFL X. All you have to do is register and turn up to play. The uniforms will be there, the fixtures sorted and the results impermanent. You can either register as a team or an individual. (Individuals will be allocated a team filled with other free agents.)

Each session sees teams play matches with 3×12-minute thirds, meaning there is plenty of action for players and spectators.

Learn more

Sounds intriguing? Click here to find rules and more information about AFL X!

Where to play

AFL X competitions run all from Albury to Newcastle, Canberra and all over Sydney. Click here to find your nearest location.

Sign up

Ready to go? Register here now!

AFL 9s (ages 14 and older)

AFL 9s has been a staple for footy fanatics and casual participants alike for many years.

Teams of nine players register to play in either men’s, women’s, or mixed competitions. It’s non-contact, with modified rules including a turnover if the ball touches the ground, meaning plenty of action for everyone on the field.

You’ll love getting on the field with your friends and getting a non-contact taste of footy. There’s no experience required, with plenty of teammates and opponents learning on the run! With social BBQ’s a regular occurrence and upbeat music at each venue, the vibes are high!

Learn more

Click here to find out more about AFL 9s!

Where to play

With locations all across Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra, it’ll be easy to get your friends involved in a game! See all locations here.

Sign up

Assign a team captain to register your squad (minimum nine players). Your captain will then distribute a registration link to teammates. Sign up here.