World 9s

Australian Football International (AFI) is excited to announce that the inaugural World 9s will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 16 February, 2019. The venue is Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

Competition Format

  • The tournament will be played on one day.
  • 8 national teams (representing Melbourne’s multicultural communities).
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 15 players per squad).
  • Matches will commence every 30 minutes to facilitate a carnival type atmosphere.
  • Each match will consist of 2 x 12 minute halves, plus 2 minutes for half-time.
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches during the event.
  • Each team will play in their national colours.
  • The top two teams will advance to the Grand Final. The winner shall be awarded the World 9s Trophy.

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