Behind the scenes: 2018 AFLX Tournaments

Ah AFLX… the much discussed variation of Australian Rules Football made its long-awaited debut last month in Adelaide. The hybrid game then travelled onto Melbourne before culminating in Sydney in what was a marathon three-day three-tournament series.

It was certainly an unusual experience going in completely blind. It’s one thing knowing footy inside out but throw in a rectangular field, silver Sherrins and Zooper goals into the mix and it’s a whole different story. No one really knew what to expect!

Call me bias but I like it. It has a place in the pre-season and I can see the advantages it would have overseas. It was great to see some young guys get a go on a national stage and with unprecedented player access for our AFL social media team we had the opportunity to showcase a not-often-seen more personable side of players.

So after three cities, 21 games, 20 interviews and one 24 hour stomach bug later (which hit me the day before we got underway!) enjoy some of my favourite shots from behind the scenes of the first ever AFLX tournaments.

Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide

Hindmarsh Stadium AFLX

Jack Watts

AFLX

AFLX

AFLX Adelaide

Geelong AFLX

Geelong AFLX

Cooper Stadium

AFLX Adelaide

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

AFLX Melbourne

AFLX Melbourne

St Kilda AFLX

AFLX Melbourne

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

AFLX Sydney

Richmond AFLX

Lachie Whitfield

GWS Giants AFLX

AFLX Sydney

Mitch Robinson

Allianz Stadium

Brisbane AFLX

Brisbane AFLX

By Anne Fedorowytsch

 

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