AFI FOOTY 9s: AUSSIE RULES FOR THE GRIDIRON
Footy 9s is Australian Football for the gridiron, and this exciting variation of Australian Rules Football presents dynamic new opportunities as the grass-roots effort to grow our great sport in the States marches on.
As developed by Melbourne-based Australian Football International, Footy9s is a fast-paced, action-packed version of Aussie Rules, intended for play on a gridiron (American) football field.
The Footy 9s format meets the particular challenges of standardized footy game-play in the USA, with rules designed to keep the action moving, preserve the best of footy – and appeal to Americans’ sporting tastes!
The game is fast and high-scoring, but with safeguards to be sure it’s not ‘out of hand’ scoring, or interminable stoppages in game play.
All of the highlight-reel action you’d expect to see in a traditional Aussie Rules contest remain as the soul of Footy 9s – now tailor-made for American tastes. And facilities!
Footy 9s can be played on any American football field, and uses existing goalposts, field markings and scoreboard settings – no changes are needed to customize venues designed for American football into a footy ground – Footy 9s is designed for the gridiron!