2023 MASTERS 9s

Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the Masters 9s will be returning to Melbourne in November 2023.

Once again, the venue is the Box Hill Rugby Union Football Club in Melbourne.

History

The inaugural Masters 9s were held in Melbourne in November 2021.

  • Men’s (35+) champions: Ascot Vale Panthers
  • Men’s (47 and over) champions: Melbourne Lions
  • Women’s (35 and over) champions: Melbourne Lions

The second Masters 9s were held in Melbourne in November 2022.

  • Men’s (35+) champions: Diamond Valley Magpies
  • Men’s (47 and over) champions: Diamond Valley Magpies
  • Women’s (35 and over) champions: Port Melbourne Colts

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

2022 FIXTURE

2023 Event Format

  • One day round robin tournament in Melbourne
  • November 2023
  • Box Hill Rugby Club, Melbourne
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 15 players per squad)
  • 18 competing teams
  • 3 x Playing Fields
  • 3 Divisions – Men’s (35+), Men’s (47 and over) and Women’s (35 and over)
  • 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
  • 3 x Grand Finals – Men’s (35+), Men’s (47 and over) and Women’s (35 and over)

The 2022 Masters 9s is proudly brought to you by

HMG logo