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Celebrities kick start AFL 9s Summer Season

AFL star Brian Lake, former Australian netballer Sharelle McMahon and Opal’s basketballer Liz Cambage are the latest recruits for the social game of “Cadbury AFL 9s” which is set to be the hottest team sport this summer.

The newest format of Australia’s Game is offered across Australia and enables males and females of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions designed to provide both a social and fitness outlet.

Hawthorn Premiership player and 2013 Norm Smith Medalist, Brian Lake, trialed out Cadbury AFL 9s and thought that it was the perfect game to keep in shape in the off-season whilst having a laugh with your friends.

“Following on from this year’s Grand Final I haven’t played a lot of football, so I really enjoyed the chance to run around on the AFL 9s field with my new found team mates. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark on a much smaller version of an AFL field making it the perfect social match regardless of your fitness level,”  said Lake.

On board as a Cadbury AFL 9s ambassador is mother of one and former Melbourne Vixens netball player Sharelle McMahon, alongside current Tulsa Shock basketballer Liz Cambage. After playing their first match, McMahon said Cadbury AFL 9s was a great summer sport for people looking for a fun social way of keeping fit.

“Having fun and being social in the off-season is the best way to keep fit. Cadbury AFL 9s is the perfect game to play over summer.”

Cambage agreed saying, “Playing AFL 9s is  such fun and a great way to learn how to kick a footy. The field isn’t too big so is suitable for anyone to play.”

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Listen to Brian Lake talking with Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Mick Molloy about Cadbury AFL 9s on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast in Melbourne