AFL Queensland have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational due to
the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around travel and border closures.
The Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational will be back in 2022!


The Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational is a yearly event, combining the fast, fun free flowing game of AFL9s with the relaxed vibe of one of Australia’s most iconic beachside locations.


Teams from across the country will compete over two days for $16,000 worth of prize money in mixed and masters divisions.


Food vans, live music and an alfresco lounge bar complete the two day carnival which culminates in an afternoon of finals and the celebrity match 


The action will take place at the Cavanbah Centre Byron Bay, a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility on Byron’s famous Ewingsdale Rd.


AFL9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, AFL9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.

AFL9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet. 



Masters Max


It's all about the competition and the  glory of winning! Men aged 35+ at the time of the event (plus 2 x players per squad between 30 and 35 at time of event)


Masters Mellow

It's all about the fun of playing with your mates, winning is just a bonus! Men aged 35+ at the time of the event  (sorry, no youngins!) 



It's all about the competition and the  glory of winning! For those who think they're competitive enough to take out the title.


Masters Seasoned


It's all about the fun of playing with the old boys. Open to men aged 45 + at the time of the event. More salt than pepper!





  • A flat fee of $800 will be payable by all teams competing 

  • Minimum of 12 players per team and a maximum of 15 players per team

  • A $400 deposit will be collected online at the time of registration

  • Full payment is required no later than 4 weeks prior to the event

  • If full payment is not made, teams will not be included in fixtures.


For further information on the 2021 Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational, please use the contact details below: 

 Kat Julius - Programs, Logistics & Deployment Coordinator


M: 0429 814 297