World 9s

World 9s

World 9s logoAustralian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the inaugural World 9s will be held at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday 16 February, 2019.

Lakeside Stadium has world class facilities, including a FIFA-sized natural grass field, fantastic corporate areas and a seating capacity of over 7,000 people.

The World 9s is an exciting event that will showcase that our great game can become truly international.

Please click here for more information about the World 9s on the AFI website.

Kyabram Bombers announced as first AFI Global Club

Kyabram Bombers announced as first AFI Global Club

John Lilford from the Kyabram Bombers in Uganda

AFI Global Club logoAustralian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce that the Kyabram Bombers are the first club in Australia to be recognised as a Global Club.

This follows the visit to Uganda in 2017 by John Lilford from the Kyambram Bombers. John is a former player with Kyabram, and was a member of the 1975 Premiership Team coached by Peter Lyon. Following his playing career he was a Selector and Board member.

Bombers President, Mark Schumann, said “we are excited to be the inaugural AFI Global Club. We welcome the opportunity to support Aussie Rules in less privileged countries.”

John travelled from Kyabram in Victoria to the Suubi Centre in Uganda. Suubi Centre is a community based development initiative situated in Lubanda Village, Lwengo District, south western Uganda. ‘Suubi’ is a Luganda word which means Hope.

Whilst in Uganda John was thrilled to be able to teach some of the Suubi children how to play Aussie Rules football. A highlight was their big mid year sports tournament when he held a kicking competition in front of thousands of people who had come to enjoy finals day.

Please click here for more information about the AFI Global Club program.