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The Republic of France includes four overseas departments in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion and French Guiana.

Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as L’Hexagone (“The Hexagon”) because of the geometric shape of its territory.

France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco; with Spain and Andorra to the south. France is linked to the UK by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel.

A key player on the world stage and a country at the political heart of Europe, France was one of the founding fathers of European integration as the continent sought to rebuild after the devastation of World War II.

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The objectives of AFI France include:

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

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