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Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the inaugural AFL Footy 9s Carnival will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 23 November, 2024.

All teams will be mixed (men & women) and non-contact. All matches will be played under the rules of Footy 9s – a fun and exciting new version of our great game!

Represent Your Club!
Do you follow the Hawks and have never had the chance to play in the brown & gold?

Or do you support the Magpies and would love the opportunity to pull on the black & white stripes?

This is YOUR chance to play for your AFL club and lift the Premiership trophy.

The AFL Footy 9s Carnival will consist of a round-robin format, with the top two teams playing off in the Grand Final, complete with national anthem before the big game!

It is going to be a sensational day, with great footy, music, prizes and one (or two) cold beers afterwards. Register now!

Event Format

  • One day round robin tournament
  • Saturday 23 November, 2024
  • 18 teams (representing the 18 AFL clubs)
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 12 players per squad)
  • 3 x playing fields
  • Matches will commence every 30 minutes to facilitate a carnival type atmosphere
  • Each match will consist of 2 x 12 minute halves, plus 3 minutes for half-time
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches during the event
  • Each team will play in their AFL club jumpers
  • Teams will get the chance to sing their AFL club’s victory song after each win
  • The top two teams shall advance to the Grand Final, with the winner being presented with individuals medals and the Premiership trophy