THE newest recreation form of Aussie rules continues to grow on the South Coast.
The Bermagui football club is introducing an AFL 9s competition to its wider community, based on the success of Pambula’s league in 2012.
For the first time in the game’s history, two AFL 9s centres are being run by the community for the community on the South Coast.
Registration for AFL 9s in Bermagui will be held at Dickinson Oval, Bermagui, on Wednesday from 6-7.30pm.
The competition will start on October 16 and run for seven weeks.
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.
Bermagui football club president Luke Moresi said he was keen to give the wider community the chance to experience Aussie rules.
Moresi said the nine-a-side game will appeal to brand new players as well as those who may already be involved in football.
“The great thing about AFL 9s is that it caters for people of all ages and abilities – you don’t need any football experience to get involved,” he said.
“We hope to get some good support from the AFL community and we plan on inviting players from Bermagui, Narooma and Tathra football clubs.
“It’s shaping up very nicely and I really believe it’s a game for everyone.”
For more information about AFL 9s, visit www.afl9s.com.au.