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As part of our Strategic Plan, Australian Football International (AFI) believes that innovation must be embraced for our great game to finally realise its true international potential.

We believe that the international future of Australian Football is enormous, and we are keen to work with people from around the globe who share our vision.

It is well known that the traditional 18-a-side game provides significant participation barriers to entry outside of Australia.

These include a lack of access to large oval fields, significant infrastructure in the form of goal & behind posts and line marking, and the number of players required to field two teams.

As a result Footy 9s has been developed by AFI to allow Australian Football to be played on soccer or rugby fields around the globe, without losing any of the fun or excitement associated with the traditional game.

Are you passionate about the international development of our great game? Would you like to start a Footy 9s club or competition in your local community? If so, we are keen to hear from you.

We know how hard it is to not only start a club, but keep it going as well. We will work with you to make the process much easier. We will also work with you to provide footy jumpers, footballs and other resources. Click on the links below to find out more.