AFL 9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark.
The seven players were involved in a number of scenes which will be broadcasted nationally through Digital, Social Media & Digital Platforms.
Fed Uni FC Player Alex Code traveled down from Harcourt near Castlemaine in the Goldfields Region of Victoria and was pleased with the experience. "It was great to play side-by-side with a AFL Premiership player Jude Bolton through out the day"
Alex expressed he enjoyed having a joke through out the day with Jude and being able to kick the footy with him all day was a memorable event. "I hope we were able to bring a fun aspect to the day and we were able to make a strong impression to Bolts for the Uni"
Bryce Curnow, Andrew Day, Jordan Staley, Jessica Thomas, Sarah Graham and Joshua Clisshold joined Alex in Melbourne for the day. The players were happy to continue to support the local community as much as they can through out the season while studying at Federation University and also their respectable home clubs.
Fed Uni FC will get more opportunities to through out the year with AFL 9's program and will encourage those to participate in their local towns.