In 2016 players born in 2007 will play in the Under 9s.
Under 9s is the first year in 'Juniors', no longer part of the Auskick program. Rules are still modified to promote inclusion, fun and skills development, but players are permitted physical contact in the form of 'bear hug' tackles the opposition. There is no scoring in Under 9 as the focus remains on skill development and team work and player positions are rotated. Coaches may still be on the field, but are further from the action than in Auskick. Umpiring is provided by official umpires, most of whom are teenagers who are also AFL players.
Training starts in the week beginning Monday March 6th 2017.
If you would like to play in one of our Under 9 teams, please see the information on our Join the Club page.