Age 8+ M/F/Mixed Tackle-free, Touch Footy
Social footy at its finest! Fast, fun, free-flowing modified formats of AFL, played on a smaller field, making it suitable for everyone!
Do you love footy? Want to kick goals like Tayla Harris, or take marks like Max Gawn?
Junior X is a fun, fast and exciting modified version of Australian Football played on a rectangle field.
Learn the key skills of AFL in a highly social, team environment and put those skills to practice on the field. There is no previous AFL experience needed to join and you can sign up as a team or individually.
Junior X is high-scoring, action-packed and easy to play.
Click on a state to find a program near you:
X-pect FUN! Played on a rectangle field with no previous experience required, X is modified so there are specific rules to make sure safety is a priority for all involved.
Programs kick off over spring and summer, don’t miss out - get your friends together and sign up today!
SENIOR X (AFL 9s)
9x the fun! AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves nine players on each team playing on a smaller field.
Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are the priority.
AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.
Looking for more information on where to play?
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.
Competitions and programs continue to pop up in suburbs around Australia! Head to the Map Finder to find your local club or competition!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.