Modified footy fun for all

Kara Donellan and Chelsea Randall will take part in the AFL’s newest competition: the AFL9s.
Kara Donellan and Chelsea Randall will take part in the AFL’s newest competition: the AFL9s.

The competition, which was recently introduced to the game, is fast and free-flowing and involves nine players on each team playing on a smaller field.

Likened to mixed touch football with no tackling or bumping, it is suitable for people of any age or skill level, according to Swan Districts Football Club development officer Chelsea Randall.

‘The modified social footy game is non-contact and on a smaller field,’ Ms Randall said.

‘The nine-a-side game caters for all adult age groups, females and males, all fitness and skill levels, whether you have never picked up a footy before or whether you play the game on weekends.’

Ms Randall said the club was looking to recruit teams for the competition, set to start on Tuesday, February 4, at the Swan Athletic Sporting Ground.

‘Anyone can easily join the competition by visiting www.afl9s.com.au and registering a team,’ she said.

‘It’s a great social atmosphere and with music and the canteen open for drinks and snacks.

‘Plus it’s heaps of fun and great fitness and it is a new game so you don’t have to worry if you don’t know the rules, as everyone else is in the same boat, everyone learns together.’

For more information, visit www.afl9s.com.au.