Playing Field

PLAYING FIELD

All matches at the World Cup will be played on a rugby sized field, under the rules of Footy 9s.

THE BASICS

  • Footy 9s is an exciting new take on traditional Aussie Rules football.
  • Footy 9s matches are played on Rugby sized fields.
  • Each team consists of 9 players – 3 forwards, 3 midfielders and 3 backs.
  • The game starts with a jump ball in the middle of the field (and after each goal).
  • The object is to score more goals than the opposing team.
  • A goal is scored when the ball is kicked through the goal posts.
  • The ball is moved around the field by either a kick or handball. No kicking off the ground is permitted.
  • When the ball goes out of bounds by either foot or hand, the nearest opponent shall kick the ball in.
  • Players can go anywhere on the field and there is no off-side rule.