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The role of AFI Africa is to grow and develop Footy 9s in Africa. The focus will be on ensuring the game is successful and sustainable.

It is vital that priority is given to the establishment of senior teams and competitions. The focus must be on playing regular matches, creating opportunities for players, coaches, officials and umpires.

As a result, our aims and objectives include:

  • Adoption of Footy 9s to enable easier access to playing fields
  • Creation of senior teams and competitions
  • Establishment of female teams
  • Identifying and securing major sponsors. Initial funding will be used to provide senior clubs with jumpers & footballs, to enable competitions to commence
  • Creation of a national men’s and women’s teams in each country
  • Lobbying and securing inclusion of Footy 9s in the African Games
  • Forming relationships with expat African communities in Australia
  • Embracing ideas and innovation, recognising that everyone involved in growing the game in Africa is a valuable and valued stakeholder