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AFI is pleased to confirm that the World 9s will be returning to Melbourne in February 2024.

Event Format

  • 18 national teams (representing Melbourne’s multicultural communities).
  • 3 x Playing Fields.
  • 3 Divisions – Division 1, Division 2 and Women’s.
  • 9-a-side (maximum of 15 players per squad).
  • 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.
  • Each team will play in their national colours.
  • 3 Grand Finals – Division 1, Division 2 and Women’s.

For more information, and to register, please visit the Australian Football International website.