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AFLX is a new and exciting game created by the AFL to showcase some of the most thrilling elements of Australian Football to attract new fans.

While there are some familiar aspects for fans, this new game will provide a very different experience. AFLX is played on a rectangular field with seven players on the field and three on the bench. AFLX is an express form of the game, with explosive action exhilarating fans of all ages. Get ready for 10-point super goals, last-touch out of bounds and non-stop action on and off the field.

The inaugural 2018 AFLX tournament promises to be a great family experience with something for fans of all ages. AFLX promises to be a different experience, with game-day featuring fireworks, music DJs, in-game commentary, roving performers, kids and family zones and giveaways.

The AFL wants fans to have the opportunity to help shape this new form of the game and influence what it looks like in the future.

The 2018 AFLX tournament will see games played across three days, with the first at Hindmarsh Stadium on Thursday, February 15, followed by matches at Etihad Stadium on Friday, February 16 and Allianz Stadium on Saturday, February 17. Each event day will feature six teams at with two pools of three teams playing in a round-robin format. A Grand Final will be played at each event.

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Fiorini's next step after 'X'

After a standout performance in the SUNS’ AFLX matches on Saturday, Brayden Fiorini has set himself the challenge of translating that form back into the traditional game.

1:40pm  Feb 19, 2018


The Gold Coast SUNS have come away from their inaugural AFLX campaign with one win and one loss at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

10:31pm  Feb 17, 2018

Neon goalposts to light up AFLX

Every time a goal or a Zooper goal is scored in AFLX, the posts will come alive with a number of flashing neon lights.

10:26am  Feb 15, 2018

AFLX Squad Announced

Gold Coast have announced a 14-player squad to fly to Sydney for this weekend’s inaugural AFLX Tournament.

3:00pm  Feb 14, 2018

Touk Miller named AFLX Captain

Touk Miller will captain the SUNS' AFLX side when they take to Allianz Stadium on February 17.

1:45pm  Feb 14, 2018

AFLX: Players to watch

In just four days Gold Coast will head down to Sydney to contest the inaugural AFLX tournament at Allianz Stadium.

12:58pm  Feb 13, 2018

The players set to light up AFLX

The team at AFL Media take a look at the players who could have a big impact in footy's new format.

10:49am  Feb 12, 2018

AFLX squad sizes increased

Clubs will be able to name squads of 20 players for the inaugural AFLX Tournament.

5:42pm  Feb 8, 2018


Want to know a little bit more about AFLX? We've got you covered.

1:20pm  Feb 5, 2018

Miller excited by AFLX

With two weeks until AFLX kicks off, Touk Miller has already been enticed by the new and exhilarating game.

4:15pm  Feb 1, 2018

Your guide to AFLX

This handy infographic provides a snapshot of what AFLX is all about.

5:20pm  Jan 29, 2018

AFLX fixture revealed

The Gold Coast SUNS will head to Allianz Stadium on February 17 for the inaugural 2018 AFLX tournament.

7:00pm  Jan 24, 2018

AFLX: Tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Sydney leg of the inaugural AFLX tournament, held on Saturday February 17 at Allianz Stadium.

12:56pm  Jan 23, 2018

AFLX Videos


9:13am  Feb 20, 2018

SUNS TV: All the AFLX goals

12:49pm  Feb 19, 2018

SUNS TV: Nick Malceski on AFLX

3:41am  Feb 18, 2018

SUNS TV: Nick Holman post-match

9:24pm  Feb 17, 2018

SUNS TV: Fiorini talks AFLX

8:36pm  Feb 17, 2018

AFLX Squad Revealed

3:00pm  Feb 14, 2018

SUNS TV: Jesse Joyce Interview

5:10pm  Feb 7, 2018

SUNS TV: Touk Miller

2:30pm  Jan 31, 2018

AFLX: The Rules

4:32pm  Jan 24, 2018