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BELARUS
The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe that borders the Russian Federation to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north.

Its capital is Minsk; other major cities include Brest, Grodno (Hrodna), Gomel (Homiel), Mogilev (Mahilyow) and Vitebsk (Viciebsk). Forty percent of its 207,600 square kilometres is forested.

Many streams and 11,000 lakes are found in Belarus. Three major rivers run through the country: the Neman, the Pripyat, and the Dnieper. The Neman flows westward towards the Baltic sea and the Pripyat flows eastward to the Dnieper; the Dnieper flows southward towards the Black Sea.

Over 70% of Belarus’s population of 10 million resides in urban areas. More than 80% of the population is ethnic Belarusian, with sizable minorities of Russians, Poles and Ukrainians. Since a referendum in 1995, the country has had two official languages: Belarusian and Russian.

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AFI BELARUS

The objectives of AFI Belarus include:

  • Encouraging participation at the grassroots level, with a focus on youth and community development
  • Establishing Footy 9s in the Belarusian school sports curriculum at both primary and secondary level
  • Introducing Footy 9s as a university sport in Belarus
  • Providing players with the opportunity to compete in competitions at school and club level in Belarus
  • Establishing National Teams (men & women) to compete in matches against other countries
  • Securing recognition of Footy 9s as an official sport in Belarus

If you are interested in being involved, please contact us.