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AFL 9s Classic Returns to Sydney

We had so much fun last year.
Maddy Collier

The AFL 9s Classic will return to Sydney this November at Queens Park.

Following the success of the inaugural competition in 2016, the round-robin tournament will host over 1000 people from around the country, as they face off in the AFL’s social version of the game.

Last year, over 80 teams competed for a share of $60,000 in prize money, with the major prize winners from a Sydney University based team taking home $10,000 for their efforts.

With competition categories such as schools, corporate, male, female and mixed – beginners to experienced – there is a chance for teams to come away with cash prizes, no matter their level of skill.

In 2017, players from the GIANTS were involved around the tournament including 2017 AFLW player, Ella Ross who joined a social team from her hometown of Canberra.

GIANTS star Heath Shaw and AFLW leader Maddy Collier also took part in the Celebrity All Stars match.

Collier says that AFL 9s in a fantastic way to keep fit, especially heading into the AFL Women’s pre-season.

“We had so much fun last year,” said Collier.

“Nic Barr also played in the celebrity match and luckily, goals for girls are worth a little bit more in AFL 9s - so I think we got our team over the line.”

The AFL 9s Classic runs in Sydney from 24-26 November in Queens Park. Click here for more information and to register.