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AFI is pleased to confirm that, following the huge success of the 2022 World 9s, the event will be returning to Melbourne in 2023.

The next AFI World 9s will be held at the Box Hill Rugby Club on Saturday, 4 February 2023.

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.