The Republic of Chile is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.
With Ecuador, it is one of two countries in South America which do not border Brazil. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas and Easter Island.
The shape of Chile is a distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 km long and on average 175 km wide – it is the longest north-south country in the world. Its climate varies, ranging from the world’s driest desert – the Atacama – in the north, through a Mediterranean climate in the centre, to a rainy temperate climate in the south. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.
The objectives of AFI Chile include:
- Encouraging participation at the grassroots level, with a focus on youth and community development
- Establishing Footy 9s in the Chilean school sports curriculum at both primary and secondary level
- Introducing Footy 9s as a university sport in Chile
- Providing players with the opportunity to compete in competitions at school and club level in Chile
- Establishing National Teams (men & women) to compete in matches against other countries
- Securing recognition of Footy 9s as an official sport in Chile
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