Introducing Footy 9s into Colleges in the USA is part of our long-term strategic plan.
More than 460,000 college athletes make up the 19,000 teams that send more than 54,000 participants to compete each year in the NCAA’s 90 championships in 24 sports across 3 divisions.
As we grow the game in the US, our aim is to lobby the NCAA to recognise Footy 9s as an official collegiate sport.
Footy 9s is a game for everyone as it has transferable skills from other sports such as American Football, Soccer and Basketball. As a different and novelty sport we believe it will also engage more people within sport in University, particularly those who do not normally participate in any of the mainstream sports.
The touch version of Footy 9s has the potential to be a very popular co-ed sport on campus. Like Ultimate Frisbee it is non-contact, fun and a great way to get fit.