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AFLX: Frequently Asked Questions  February 5, 2018 1:20 PM


With the inaugural AFLX tournament less than two weeks away, check out the below information so that you can stay in the know.

What is AFLX?

AFLX is a new and different version of Australian Football created by the AFL to showcase some of the most thrilling elements of the game to attract new fans. The AFLX version of Australian Football is fast paced and will be played on a rectangular field with seven players on the field and three on the bench.

The 2018 AFLX Tournaments will see three tournaments played across three cities in three days. The first tournament will be at Hindmarsh Stadium on Thursday, February 15, Etihad Stadium on Friday February 16 and Allianz Stadium on Saturday February 17. These events will feature six teams at each location with two pools of three playing in a round robin format. A Grand Final will be played at each event.

Off the field, fans will see plenty of action with fireworks, DJs with plenty of music, in game commentary, roving performers, kids and family zones and giveaways a feature at all events.

Why is it called AFLX?

Having started as AFL Express, the AFLX brand was created as ten became a constant theme in the new version. X is the roman numeral symbol for ten.

When do the SUNS play?

Gold Coast will play pool games against the Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Pool A: GWS GIANTS, Richmond, Brisbane Lions
Pool B: Sydney Swans, Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast SUNS

Schedule (times in AEDT)

  • 4.10pm - GWS GIANTS v Richmond
  • 4.38pm - Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs
  • 5.06pm - Richmond v Brisbane Lions
  • 5.34pm - Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast SUNS
  • 6.02pm - Brisbane Lions v GWS GIANTS
  • 6.30pm - Gold Coast SUNS v Sydney Swans
  • 7.03pm - Grand Final

What are some of the rules changes that will be seen in AFLX?

  • Played on a rectangular field (approx. 70m width x 110m length) with four posts at each end (as per a normal AFL field). Ground markings will showcase X as the centre square and 40m arcs.
  • Two field umpires, two boundary umpires and one goal umpire at each end of the ground.
  • Ten players per team, seven on field at all times and three on the interchange bench. No restrictions on player rotations.
  • 10-minute quarters or halves depending on the tournament format.
  • Free kick against for last touch out of bounds.
  • Kick-ins from behind the goal line after all scores.
  • No marks paid for backwards kicks (except in forward 40m area).
  • Quarters commence with a ‘ball up’ in the centre and at least two players from each team starting inside the 40m arc.
  • Free shot from forward 40m arc – directly in front for deliberate rushed behinds.
  • 10-point super goals when goals kicked on the full from outside the 40m arc.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets for the Sydney leg of the AFLX tournament via Ticketek by clicking here.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for concession and $30 for families, while children aged 12 and under enter for free.

What are the broadcast details?

Fans who can’t get to the tournaments are able to watch live nationally on the free-to-air channels of Seven and its digital platforms, on Fox Footy and via the official AFL Live mobile app.