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AFL9s take flight in Byron

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Be it male, mixed, serious or mellow, there was plenty on offer for at the Byron Bay Invitational.

Twenty-eight teams from across Australia competed in the fifth running of the AFL9s Byron Bay Invitational last weekend at the Cavanbah Centre.

Friday saw the Masters Max and Masters Mellow teams from South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland start their campaigns while the six mixed teams played on Saturday only.

This year it was the Super Kings Max who collected $4,000 in prizemoney by winning the Masters Max category ahead of Southern Comfort, which featured Stevie ‘J’ Johnson.

The Pittwater Phantoms made it back-to-back wins when they collected $2,000 for their triumph in the Masters Mellow series, while the All State Tigers also made it a double when they again won the Mixed Max and went home with $4,000.

Organisers said it was the best AFL9s to date with plenty of after game entertainment, ice baths and massage therapists when required.

AFL 9s is the social form of the game and is a fast, free-flowing contest that involves nine players on each team playing on a smaller field. It uses touch rules with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. 


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