AROUND THE WORLD
The passion for Australian Football grows far and wide in community footy clubs across the globe. Clubs and leagues overseas are driven by passionate individuals who share unique stories in finding the sport.
Each of the AFL’s international affiliates are dedicated to increasing participation and game development in their local areas, and host major events which will often see players and teams travel hours to play one another. Playing venues aren’t always oval for 18-a-side competitions, so some leagues will find smaller, rectangular fields and run 9-a-side competitions.
AFL INTERNATIONAL CUP
The AFL International Cup is hosted in Australia every three years and invites Australian Football national teams from across the world to compete in men’s and women’s tournaments. Travelling teams consist of amateurs who must be nationals of the country they represent.
The inaugural competition was held in 2002, and was last played in 2017 with teams competing from more than 20 different countries. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic and the AFL announced it would not be held in 2023 as the game continued its recovery from two years of disruption. A return to international competition has been confirmed for 2024.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PLAYING OVERSEAS
Explore the AFL’s international affiliates by clicking on the regions above.
Find details about national teams, how you can get involved with local clubs and check out all the major events.