With the AFLX tournament set to be played in Sydney at Allianz Stadium on Saturday, February 17 we take a closer look at what you need to know. 

  1. The 2018 AFLX Tournaments will see three events being played across three days with the first at Hindmarsh Stadium on Thursday, February 15th, then Etihad Stadium on Friday February 16th and Allianz Stadium on Saturday February17th. These events will feature six teams at each location with two pools of three playing in a round robin format. A Grand Final will be played at each event.

  2. The X in AFLX relates to the roman numeral character for the number ten which is a constant through the alternative version of the game with ten players (seven on the field and three on the bench with unlimited rotations), ten point super goals and ten minute halves for the 2018 AFLX Tournaments. 

  3. Played on a rectangular field (approx. 70m width x 110m length) with four posts at each end (as per a normal AFL field). Ground markings will showcase an X in the centre square and it also has 40m arcs. 

  4. Two field umpires, two boundary umpires and one goal umpire at each end of the ground. 

  5. Free kick against for last touch out of bounds. 

  6. Kick-ins from behind the goal line after all scores. 

  7. No marks paid for backwards kicks (except in forward 40m area). 

  8. Quarters commence with a ‘ball up’ in the centre and at least two players from each team starting inside the 40m arc. 

  9. Free shot from forward 40m arc – directly in front for deliberate rushed behinds. 

  10. 10-point super goals when goals kicked on the full from outside the 40m arc.