Albania Footy 9s jumper front
The first recorded Albanian to settle in Australia was Naum Konxha who arrived in Brisbane in 1885 and decided to stay permanently. However, the first significant Albanian migration to Australia started in the 1920s after the USA placed migration quota restrictions for Southern Europeans.

Many Albanians who arrived in the 1920s settled in rural areas and engaged in agriculture related employment – mainly fruit growing.

The 2016 Census recorded 15,901 people of Albanian ancestry living in Australia and 4,041 people born in Albania who now live in Australia. Regions with significant populations include Melbourne, Shepparton, Mareeba, Sydney and Adelaide.

Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?

Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.

If you are of Albanian descent and keen to represent Albania, please contact us.

Adem Yze | Emerson Jeka

Akif Jeka Footy 9s Albania

Akif Jeka

Team Albania

Having been one of the original organisers of Team Albania, I have to say it was with a great feeling of pride, running out in the jumper. The concept of bringing different nations together by Brian Clarke, and his passion for the game, is unparalleled. I can speak on behalf of the Albanian community in saying that it was a fantastic achievement for us to represent our country! I would encourage any community to get on board and support the cause to bring our great game to the world.