Shaheens AFL 9s

With the AFL International Cup now done and dusted, registration for the upcoming season of AFL 9s is now open. We are hoping our team will be going around again! Last year Pakistan Shaheens participated in the AFL 9s competition for the first time and it was an enjoyable and fun experience for everyone involved.
AFL 9s is the AFL’s newest 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 mixed ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level.

The competition will be held at Royal Park, It’s a great venue and approx. 5mins from Princes Park where we played last year.

We are looking to field a Shaheens team again for 2014/15 season. This will be a great opportunity for the players to create dialogue, friendship, awareness of different cultures and healthy living. The players will also have the opportunity to learn from fellow players and qualified coaches.
Prior footy knowledge is desirable but not compulsory. Men and boys of all different shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of skill level from any cultural background are welcome to join. If you are interested in securing your place in the Pakistani team for the Cup please complete the player registration form by 25th October 2014. Please check the below link for a story about our participation in this competition last year:

Important Information:

Players must register via the given link by 25th October. All registered players must be available to attend a training session in Melbourne CBD on Sunday 2nd November. We only need 15 players and places will be awarded on first come first serve basis, if we had more than 25 players we will look to enter two teams in the competition.

Tournament days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (We will be looking to play on Monday or Wednesday)
Start Date: 10/11/14
Finish Date: 19/02/15
Time: 6.20pm onwards
Duration: 10 weeks (including Finals)

Venue: Royal Park, Name: Ross Straw Field, Address: Manningham Street, Parkville
It would be an honour to have you involved. We look forward to having you supporting this event together with us.
For further information about playing please contact
Noman Qureshi (Shaheens Team Manager)
Mobile: 0405 281 670
Email: or

For further information about sponsorship/partnership opportunities please contact
Dr. Syed Ariz (Shaheens Communications Manager)
Mobile: 0415 779 780