There are some playing positions in football where participants never get to touch the ball during the course of the game.

Children are the same all over the world, and being able to touch the ball in an exciting new game will be a major recruiting tool as we grow the game in the United States.

The major aims in introducing Footy 9s to schools in the USA are to use its novelty appeal and focus on participation and fun to:

1. Help combat the growing rise of childhood obesity
2. Help address issues such as social inclusion
3. Work with underprivileged children
4. Open new horizons through cultural exchange