To launch the AFL’s new touch version of the game ‘Cadbury AFL9s’ there will be an exhibition game during half-time of the Round 8 blockbuster between Collingwood and Geelong on Friday 18 May.
The game will consist of The Cadbury Super Team taking on the Coles All Stars. Captaining the Cadbury Super Team will be Alex Davis (partner of Scott Pendlebury - Collingwood) and captaining the Coles All Stars will be Geelong champion Cameron Ling. The game will run for 10 minutes to showcase to the crowd how it is played and how you can be part of the new version of the game - Cadbury AFL9s.
Cadbury AFL 9s is the AFL's official alternative version of the game. It has been developed so everyone can have a go at playing Australian footy. Cadbury AFL 9s is easier to play, less physically demanding and offers a game where participation, enjoyment and safety are a priority. Cadbury AFL 9s can be played in community competitions, schools and overseas with people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed teams as determined by the individual competition.
How is Cadbury AFL9s played? The game is played between two teams of nine (9) with interchange players. The field has a maximum length of 100 metres (which can be modified depending on the age and ability level of participants) and is divided into three zones, a mid zone and two scoring zones. If an individual is touched then it is an automatic turn-over. Teams score by kicking the football into their attacking scoring zone to designated forwards who are the only players permitted to score. A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled and if the ball hits the ground it is an automatic turnover.
Team registrations are now open for the Spring & Summer seasons so go to afl9s.com.au to find your local competition.
Last updated: Friday May 11, 2012 11:19AM