More than 32 teams will compete in the AFL nine-a-side social carnival at the Cavanbah Centre over the coming weekend.
AFL nines is the touch version of the 18-person contest and is a ‘game for everyone’ according to organiser Molly Kenwood.
Teams from across the country will join senior and junior teams from Byron Bay to compete over two days for $16,000 worth of prize money across five divisions: youth, men, mixed, women and masters.
The action starts on Friday afternoon when the veterans hit the grass, and continues all day Saturday.
The event is in its third year and is designed to have a laidback Byron flavour, with fast footy complemented by an alfresco lounge bar for players, family and friends.
The carnival coincides with the Cavanbah Centre’s first Community Open Day on Saturday October 15.
All of the Sport Centre’s weekly users will be holding free demonstrations, workshops, training and games throughout the family-friendly day.