Australian rules football in Pakistan

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Australian rules football in Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Governing body AFL Pakistan
National team Pakistan
Nickname(s) Dragoons
Registered players 100
Clubs 6
Club competitions
Tanzeem-e-Insidad-e-Manshyiate Swords
Swat Public School Eagles
Jehanzeb College Dolphins
GHS3 Bulls
Peshawar Colors
University of Malakand

Australian rules football has been played in Pakistan since 2006, starting with the creation of the Australian Rules Football Federation of Pakistan, based in the Swat Valley city of Mingora. In 2007, the ARFFP renamed themselves to AFL Pakistan.


AFL Pakistan was formed on 1 April 2006. In November 2006, Mumtaz Ali Khan opted to vacate the role of President. Habib ul Haq, Vice President at the time, took up the role of President.

Currently AFL Pakistan has held one round-robin competition in Mingora with four clubs attending. Since then, two more clubs have been established, one in Peshawar and one at the University of Malakand.


There are six football teams in Pakistan at the moment, all located in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, which include:

National team[edit]

The Pakistani national side are known as the Dragoons and have played their first game on 16 August 2014 against India. The match was won by Pakistan.


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