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|Sport||Altered version of Australian rules football|
|Headquarters||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
These include a lack of access to suitably sized fields, significant infrastructure in the form of goal and behind posts, line marking and the number of players required to field two teams.
The rules of Footy 9s differ from Australian rules football in some significant ways. The game is played on a rectangular field, allowing matches to be hosted by stadiums that usually lack the suitable field dimensions for Australian rules football.
- Played on a rectangular field, which can be either a soccer, rugby or American football field.
- Each team consists of 9 players – 3 forwards, 3 midfielders and 3 backs.
- The game starts with a jump ball in the middle of the field, and after each goal.
- A goal is scored when the ball is kicked into the net (soccer fields) or through the posts (rugby and American football fields).
- There are no behind posts.
- The ball is moved around the field by either a kick or handball. No kicking off the ground is permitted.
- Players can go anywhere on the field and there is no off-side rule.
- As in basketball, players must bounce the ball when they run.
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