The National AFL 9s Tournament in Sydney

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Registrations Open Monday 3rd July

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The AFL 9s Classic will take place in Queens Park, Sydney with the first ‘Schools Classic’ game scheduled to commence at 10am on Friday, 24 November 2017 and the finals to be completed by 2pm on the same day.

Here you will find some important information about the event:
How do I register?
Registrations Open 5pm Monday 3rd July
What competition should I enter?
You will need to select ‘Schools’ as the competition you would like to enter.
Do we need to pay a deposit to secure our spot?
No. A deposit is not required if you are participating in the ‘Schools’ competition.
What happens after I register?
After completing a valid registration form you will receive a confirmation email advising you of the next steps. If you have any questions during this time please email afl9sclassic@afl.com.au
When do we need to finalise our team list?
Each school must submit their team list no later than 5pm, Tuesday, 21 November 2017. No other players can be added or removed from the team list after this time.
What if we change our mind?
If you change your mind you must contact the AFL via email (afl9sclassic@afl.com.au) before 5pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.
What are the rules of AFL 9s?
To view the rules of AFL 9s please click here
When will fixtures be available?
Fixtures will be available by Wednesday, 22 November 2017. You will receive an email notification at this time advising you of your fixture.

If any changes to the fixture occur after this time, team captains will be contacted by the AFL. We advise team captains to check the AFL 9s Classic website regularly for final game times and field locations.
Where can I book flights?
As the official airline partner of the AFL, Virgin Australia offer competitive fares to Sydney. Visit the Virgin website to find flights.
Where can I book accommodation?
As the official accommodation partner of the AFL, Accor Hotels offer competitive rates in Sydney. Visit the Accor website for accommodation options.
What do we need to wear?
All teams members need to wear a uniform of the same colour. There can be no offensive images or words on team uniforms. If the Venue Manager determines that your team uniforms contains offensive images or words, the team will be asked to find an alternative uniform.
What footwear do I wear?
Players should wear runners. No football boots will be allowed in this competition. Umpires will be monitoring this requirement.
How many games will we play?
Teams will play a minimum of three (3) games over the afternoon.
What happens at the end of a game?
Team captains must sign off on the scorecard at the end of each match. Before they sign off, they should check that the scorecard is correct. In the case of any disputes, the Venue Manager’s determination on the matter will be final.
What happens in the event of a drawn match?
Drawn matches will mean that game points are split between both teams.

In the unlikely event that a finals match is drawn and a winner is needed, the ‘golden score’ rule will apply. In this case, the victor is determined based on the team which obtains the next score.
What happens in the case of a forfeit?
A forfeit will be called when a team is more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled game. A minimum of five (5) players are required on the field of play, to avoid a forfeit.
Where do we go upon arrival at Queens Park?
All teams will need to check in at Event HQ to register. Teams should aim to be at Event HQ at least 30 minutes before your first game starts. More information will be supplied to you in the lead up to the AFL 9s Classic about the location of Event HQ. We recommend players check their fixture to confirm their first game time and location.
What do we do when we arrive at the venue?
Each school must sign in at the beginning of each match.
What policies should we be aware of?
Drugs/Alcohol policy

Any player believed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the competition location immediately.

Weather policy

In the event of adverse weather, the Venue Manager may choose - at their discretion - to cancel or postpone games. In the event of this occurring, they will make the best endeavours to contact team captains and reschedule games. If games are not able to be rescheduled then teams finishing higher on the ladder will go through to the next round.

Heat policy

If the temperature reaches more than 36C then the competition will be postponed. Please note that in adverse weather games may be shortened and/or breaks may be extended at the Venue Manager’s discretion.
How is prize money distributed?
There is no allocated prize money for the Schools competition.

The AFL 9s Classic will take place in Queens Park, Sydney with the first games of the ‘Corporate Classic’ competition to commence at 2pm on Friday, 24 November 2017 and finals completed by 6pm on the same day.

How do I register?
Registrations Open 5pm Monday 3rd July
What competition should I enter?
You will need to select ‘Corporate’ as the competition you would like to enter.
Do we need to pay a deposit to secure our spot?
Deposits are not required if you are participating in the Corporate competition.
What happens after I register?
After completing a valid registration form you will receive a confirmation email advising you of the next steps. If you have any questions during this time please email afl9sclassic@afl.com.au
When do we need to finalise our team list?
Each team captain must submit their team list no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. No other players can be added or removed from the team list after this time.
What if we change our mind?
If you change your mind you must contact the AFL via email (afl9sclassic@afl.com.au) before 5pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.
What are the rules of AFL 9s?
To view the rules of AFL 9s please click here
When will fixtures be available?
Fixtures will be available by Wednesday, 22 November 2017. You will receive an email notification at this time advising you of your fixture.

If any changes to the fixture occur after this time, team captains will be contacted by the AFL. We advise team captains to check the AFL 9s Classic website regularly for final game times and field locations.
Where can I book flights?
As the official airline partner of the AFL, Virgin Australia offer competitive fares to Sydney. Visit the Virgin website to find flights.
Where can I book accommodation?
As the official accommodation partner of the AFL, Accor Hotels offer competitive rates in Sydney. Visit the Accor website for accommodation options.
What do we need to wear?
All teams members need to wear a uniform of the same colour. There can be no offensive images or words on team uniforms. If the Venue Manager determines that your team uniforms contains offensive images or words, the team will be asked to find an alternative uniform.
What footwear do I wear?
Players should wear runners. No football boots will be allowed in this competition. Umpires will be monitoring this requirement.
How many games will we play?
Teams will play a minimum of three (3) games over the afternoon.
What happens at the end of a game?
Team captains must sign off on the scorecard at the end of each match. Before they sign off, they should check that the scorecard is correct. In the case of any disputes, the Venue Manager’s determination on the matter will be final.
What happens in the event of a drawn match?
Drawn matches will mean that game points are split between both teams.

In the unlikely event that a finals match is drawn and a winner is needed, the ‘golden score’ rule will apply. In this case, the victor is determined based on the team which obtains the next score.
What happens in the case of a forfeit?
A forfeit will be called when a team is more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled game. A minimum of five (5) players are required on the field of play, to avoid a forfeit.
Where do we go upon arrival at Queens Park?
All teams will need to check in at Event HQ to register. Teams should aim to be at Event HQ at least 30 minutes before your first game starts. More information will be supplied to you in the lead up to the AFL 9s Classic about the location of Event HQ. We recommend players check their fixture to confirm their first game time and location.
What do we do when we arrive at the venue?
Each player must sign-in at the beginning of each match. Players may be asked to show a formal identification card (i.e. Driver’s license etc.) if there is any discrepancy over their listing on the team sheet.
What policies should we be aware of?
Drugs/Alcohol policy

Any player believed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the competition location immediately.

Weather policy

In the event of adverse weather, the Venue Manager may choose - at their discretion - to cancel or postpone games. In the event of this occurring, they will make the best endeavours to contact team captains and reschedule games. If games are not able to be rescheduled then teams finishing higher on the ladder will go through to the next round.

Heat policy

If the temperature reaches more than 36C then the competition will be postponed. Please note that in adverse weather games may be shortened and/or breaks may be extended at the Venue Manager’s discretion.
How is prize money distributed?
There is no allocated prize money for the Corporate competition.

The event will take place in Queens Park, Sydney with the first Open, Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Mixed Over 35’s games scheduled to commence at 9am on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and the finals will be completed by 5pm on Sunday, 26 November 2017.

Here you will find some important information about the event:
How do I register?
Registrations Open 5pm Monday 3rd July
What competition should I enter?
There are currently five different competitions for teams to enter:

Advanced (M & F)

This is the most competitive grade for both men’s, women’s and mixed teams.

This competition is for people who have experience playing AFL 9s or community football, and consider themselves to be of a medium to high skill level. There is no restriction on the mix of men and women in your ‘Open’ grade team.


Men’s (M)

This is a male only competition for all skill levels. This competition is for teams who play community football or play in a local and social AFL 9s Men’s competition.


Women’s (F)

This is a female only competition for all skill levels. This competition is for teams who play community football or play in a local and social AFL 9s Women’s competition.


Intermediate (M & F)

This competition is for men and women, but is targeted at low to medium skill level players.

It will be less competitive than the Open, Men’s and Women’s competitions, and is for people who currently compete in a local and social AFL 9s competition or who haven’t played either AFL 9s or community football in the past.

You must have at least three (3) women in your team to be eligible to play in the ‘Mixed’ grade competition.


Over 35’s (M & F)
This competition is for social teams of players aged 35 years and over (any mix up of genders.)

A maximum of two (2) players on your team list can be under 35 years of age.

This will be less competitive than the Open, Men’s and Women’s competitions, and is for people who currently compete in a local and social AFL 9s competition or who haven’t played either AFL 9s or community football in the past.


Do we need to pay a deposit to secure our spot?
You must provide a credit card payment of $500.00 before Tuesday, 21 November 2017 to confirm your entry. The deposit will be returned in full if you play all your fixtured games.
When will the deposit be returned to me?
Your $500.00 deposit will be returned in full to the original credit card by Wednesday, 7 December 2017 following your participation in the event. The deposit will not be returned to you if you do not participate in the event and do not advise the AFL of your cancellation prior to Friday, 10 November 2017.
What happens after I register?
After completing a valid registration form you will receive a confirmation email advising you of the next steps. If you have any questions during this time please email afl9sclassic@afl.com.au
When do we need to finalise our team list?
Each school must submit their team list no later than 5pm, Tuesday, 21 November 2017. No other players can be added or removed from the team list after this time.
What if we change our mind?
If you change your mind you must contact the AFL via email (afl9sclassic@afl.com.au) before 5pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.
What are the rules of AFL 9s?
To view the rules of AFL 9s please click here
When will fixtures be available?
Fixtures will be available by Wednesday, 22 November 2017. You will receive an email notification at this time advising you of your fixture.

If any changes to the fixture occur after this time, team captains will be contacted by the AFL. We advise team captains to check the AFL 9s Classic website regularly for final game times and field locations.
Where can I book flights?
As the official airline partner of the AFL, Virgin Australia offer competitive fares to Sydney. Visit the Virgin website to find flights.
Where can I book accommodation?
As the official accommodation partner of the AFL, Accor Hotels offer competitive rates in Sydney. Visit the Accor website for accommodation options.
What do we need to wear?
All teams members need to wear a uniform of the same colour. There can be no offensive images or words on team uniforms. If the Venue Manager determines that your team uniforms contains offensive images or words, the team will be asked to find an alternative uniform.
What footwear do I wear?
Players should wear runners. No football boots will be allowed in this competition. Umpires will be monitoring this requirement.
How many games will we play?
Teams will play a minimum of three (3) games and a maximum of and a maximum of six (6) over the two day competition
What happens at the end of a game?
Team captains must sign off on the scorecard at the end of each match. Before they sign off, they should check that the scorecard is correct. In the case of any disputes, the Venue Manager’s determination on the matter will be final.
What happens in the event of a drawn match?
Drawn matches will mean that game points are split between both teams.

In the unlikely event that a finals match is drawn and a winner is needed, the ‘golden score’ rule will apply. In this case, the victor is determined based on the team which obtains the next score.
What happens in the case of a forfeit?
A forfeit will be called when a team is more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled game. A minimum of five (5) players are required on the field of play, to avoid a forfeit.
Where do we go upon arrival at Queens Park?
All teams will need to check in at Event HQ to register. Teams should aim to be at Event HQ at least 30 minutes before your first game starts. More information will be supplied to you in the lead up to the AFL 9s Classic about the location of Event HQ. We recommend players check their fixture to confirm their first game time and location.
What do we do when we arrive at the venue?
Each player must sign-in at the beginning of each match. Players may be asked to show a formal identification card (i.e. Driver’s license etc.) if there is any discrepancy over their listing on the team sheet.
What policies should we be aware of?
Drugs/Alcohol policy

Any player believed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the competition location immediately.

Weather policy

In the event of adverse weather, the Venue Manager may choose - at their discretion - to cancel or postpone games. In the event of this occurring, they will make the best endeavours to contact team captains and reschedule games. If games are not able to be rescheduled then teams finishing higher on the ladder will go through to the next round.

Heat policy

If the temperature reaches more than 36C then the competition will be postponed. Please note that in adverse weather games may be shortened and/or breaks may be extended at the Venue Manager’s discretion.
Prize money breakdown:
Division
Position
Prize
Advanced
Winner
$10,000
 
Runner Up
$5,000
 
Semi final
$2,000
 
Semi final
$2,000
 
Quarter final
$1,000
 
Quarter final
$1,000
 
Quarter final
$1,000
 
Quarter final
$1,000
 
 
 
Mens
Winner
$4,000
Women’s
Runner Up
$2,000
Intermediate
Semi final
$1,000
Over 35s
Semi final
$1,000

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