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What is Junior X, Youth X and Senior (AFL 9s)?

These are a modified versions of AFL. That means - tackle free, highly social, shorter seasons and no coaches or training required! They are a great way for those with zero or limited experience to get introduced to AFL and also for those current or past players who want to keep fit and play some footy with mates.

Where can I play?

Competitions and programs continue to pop up in suburbs around Australia! Head to the Map Finder to find your local club or competition!

When does the season start?

Junior, Youth and Senior competitions run at different times in different places all across the year. For competition dates and times in your local area, head to the Map Finder

How do I sign up?

It’s really easy! Just head to the Club Finder section, find a competition near you and complete the simple registration to get your team involved.

Can I register on my own or do I need a team?

Either! We understand it isn’t always easy to find enough mates to enter a team. Head to your preferred competition and get in touch with the competition manager listed in the contacts and they will do their best to place you in a team or form a new one with other individual players.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies slightly across the competitions. It usually works out to be between $8 to $12 per person, per match, depending on how many players you have. Find a program here to register your team now and worry about organising the money closer to the first bounce!

How many players on a team?

There are typically 9 players on the field per team, with unlimited interchange players.
In a Mixed league there is a minimum of 3 players of either gender on the field at all times. Having a few people unavailable for a few matches is inevitable, so the perfect number of players for a team is 12, this ensures you will always have a full side.

What equipment do I need?

Runners or football boots* and matching colour team shirts.  And if you don’t have matching team shirts we’ll provide you with bibs to help differentiate between teams.
*Due to weather conditions and different pitch types, some venues may only allow runners. This will be confirmed prior to the competition.

Am I covered by insurance?

Yes, all Junior X, Youth X and AFL 9s competitions are covered by insurance. If your team is registered and paid up then your players are covered. In the event of you needing to make a claim just let your competition manager know and they will guide you through the process.