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Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the inaugural Adelaide 9s will be held in Adelaide on Saturday 5 March, 2022.

The venue is the Onkaparinga Rugby Union Football Club, Sports Park Drive, Morphett Vale.

The event follows on the success of the World 9s, which was held in Melbourne in February 2021. Please see the video below.

As with the World 9s, the Adelaide 9s forms part of our strategy to have Footy 9s included in the Olympic Games.

We are delighted to bring this exciting new version of the game to Adelaide! Entry is open to clubs based in South Australia.


Event Format

  • One day round robin tournament
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 15 players per squad)
  • 12 competing teams
  • 2 x Playing Fields
  • 2 Divisions – Men’s and Women’s
  • Matches will commence every 40 minutes to facilitate a carnival type atmosphere
  • Each match consists of 2 x 15 minute halves, plus 3 minutes for half-time
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches during the event
  • 2 x Grand Finals – Men’s and Women’s