Politicians get pumped at AFL 9s training session
The AFL this year confirmed their involvement in the Canberra Parliamentary sports festival through the newest version of the game, AFL 9s.
A training session last week with Members of Parliament and advisors included Liberal Senator for Tasmania Richard Colbeck, Federal Member of Riverina Michael McCormack, a couple of Chiefs of Staff plus Tony Abbot's sports advisor Sam Watson and Jesse Young, the advisor for the Federal Member of Cowper Luke Hartsuyker.
The session was a hit with the pollies pumped for the Canberra Parliamentary Sports Festival on Oct 8th. Needless to say, the game was hotly contested with participants using skills and techniques on the field they'd gathered in the houses. Canberra Parliamentary Sports Festival
The Canberra Parliamentary Sports Festival is in its second year and organisers believe it will be even bigger and better than last year.
Participants at this year’s festival can take part in 10 different sports including AFL 9s and can enter as either teams or individuals.
For more information about the event and who can participate visit www.cipsportsfestival.com
You do not need to be an Olympian or professional sportsperson to register for this enjoyable and exciting day of sporting events. Dinner
Following sporting activities, there will be a festival dinner hosted by Stephanie Brantz.
This year's dinner will be held at the Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel Canberra on Monday 8th October. Pre-dinner drinks start at 6.30pm and dinner commences at 7.30pm.
Dress code will be lounge suit/day dress. See full details for the event at www.cipsportsfestival.com
About AFL 9s
Cadbury AFL 9s is the AFL's official alternative version of the game.
It has been developed to provide all Australian football enthusiasts, as well as those new to the game, with a match-play experience that has strong parallels with the traditional game.
Importantly, AFL 9s is easy to play and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.
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.
Teams score by kicking the football into their attacking scoring zone to designated forwards who are the only players permitted to kick goals. A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled and if the ball hits the ground it is an automatic turnover.
Cadbury AFL 9s is a semi-contact version of the game which requires players to touch their opponents in place of a tackle.
Find our more about the rules here
Last updated: Tuesday September 25, 2012 3:40PM