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Footy 9s is an exciting new team sport that continues to grow internationally.

Both tackling and non-contact versions of Footy 9s are available, making it a game that anyone can play!


  • Footy 9s matches are played on soccer or rugby fields, using existing posts and field markings.
  • Each team consists of 9 players – 3 forwards, 3 midfielders and 3 backs.
  • The game starts with a jump ball in the middle of the field.
  • The ball is moved around the field by either a kick, handball or running with the ball.
  • A goal is scored when the ball is kicked through the posts.
  • If the ball hits the posts and continues through the posts, it is a goal.
  • If the ball hits the posts and comes back into the field of play, it is play on.
  • No kicking off the ground is permitted.
  • When the ball goes out of bounds by either foot or hand, the nearest opponent shall kick the ball back into play.
  • Players can go anywhere on the field and there is no off-side rule.


Footy 9s offers 3 great formats to choose from. Please click on the links below to learn more about each format.