World 9s


Australian Football International (AFI) is excited to announce that the inaugural World 9s will be held in Melbourne in February, 2019.

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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