2022 MASTERS 9s

Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the Masters 9s will be returning to Melbourne in November 2022.

The event follows on the great success of the inaugural Masters 9s, which was held in Melbourne in 2021.

Congratulations to our inaugural Champions!

  • Men’s (35+): Ascot Vale Panthers
  • Men’s (47 and over): Melbourne Lions
  • Women’s (35 and over): Melbourne Lions

As with the World 9s, the Masters 9s forms part of our strategy to have Footy 9s included in the Olympic Games.

We are delighted to bring this exciting new version of the game back to Masters Football. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Event Format

  • One day round robin tournament in Melbourne
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 15 players per squad)
  • 18 competing teams
  • 3 x Playing Fields
  • 3 Divisions – Men’s (35+), Men’s (47 and over) and Women’s (35 and over)
  • Matches will commence every 40 minutes to facilitate a carnival type atmosphere
  • Each match consists of 2 x 15 minute halves, plus 3 minutes for half-time
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches during the event
  • 3 x Grand Finals – Men’s (35+), Men’s (47 and over) and Women’s (35 and over)

For more information about the Masters 9s please visit https://aflinternational.com/masters9s