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What is the AFL Footy 9s Carnival?
The AFL Footy 9s Carnival is an exciting new 9-a-side tournament played in Melbourne. Each player will represent their AFL club and play in their AFL club jumper! It is run by Australian Football International (AFI).

What is the date of the tournament?
November 2024 (exact date TBC)

Where is the venue?
Box Hill Rugby Union Football Club, Cnr. Middleborough & Canterbury Roads, Box Hill

What is the format?
All matches will be mixed (men & women) and there is no tackling.

How many people are in each team?
Each team will be made up of a maximum of 12 players – 9 on the field plus a maximum of 3 interchange. Interchange of players can take place at any time, so everyone will enjoy some serious game time.

What are the playing rules?
The tournament will be played under the rules of Footy 9s and can be found below:

How do I register to play?
All players must register to play via the website. If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the online form below:
Register here

What is the cost?
For players competing in the AFL Footy 9s Carnival the Player Registration fee is only $70. This covers the cost of your participation in the event, which includes your tournament fees.

Your tournament fees cover the substantial costs of running the event, which include venue hire, event management, umpires, footballs, trophies & medals, filming, photographers etc. Our major aim is to ensure that all players and teams enjoy a fantastic day!

Do I bring my own footy jumper?
Yes. All players are required to bring their own AFL club jumper. This keeps the costs of the tournament down, as many players already have their own jumper. More beer money for you!