Olympic Footy


As part of AFI’s Strategic Plan, our long term aim is to include Footy 9s in the Olympics.

Specifically, our target is to have Footy 9s included in the 2040 Olympic Games.

We have been inspired by Rugby 7s. World Rugby has done a great job in getting a modified version of rugby into the Olympics. A whole generation of young people from all over the world saw Rugby 7s being played in Rio. The possibility of playing in the Olympics will be a great carrot for them to take up a new sport.

Our strategy is simple – play as many matches as possible in as many countries as possible.

Footy at the Olympics is an exciting opportunity to be involved in making history as we introduce the world to our great game.

Watch the video below and be inspired. Let’s bring Footy to the Olympics!