The Australian Freestyle Football Titles is run by the sports Official Australian Governing Body, Oceania Freestyle Football Federation Inc. The 1st event was run in December 2009 at Sydney Football Stadium in association with Sydney FC. A knockout battle format was used with the event split into both an Amateur & Pro Level competition. The Final between Kane Edwards & Chris Beavon, both from New South Wales, was so tight to call that it had to go down to a 30 second tie breaker routine which was won by Kane Edwards.
In December 2010 the AFFT’s moved to the heart of Melbourne at the iconic Federation Square. The event, sponsored by Power Balance had an amazing 1st Prize which was a career changing place on the Inaugural World Freestyle Football Championship Tour, which was staged in Malaysia in September 2011. The event changed to a Show Format which saw Freestylers prepare a fully choreographed routine to music and categories again split into Amateur & Pro Levels of competition. The Pro Final was taken out by Chris Beavon from Newcastle and he took his place on the World Tour.
With the formation of the Official Sports Governing body F3 (Freestyle Football Federation) taking place in 2011 the AFFT’s took a year out, but was back again in 2012 as the Official World Ranking Points 1 Star Event. The event was held at Fit X Sports & Fitness Expo held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre with over 10,000 people seeing Freestyle. In a thrilling Final Kane Edwards won his 2nd Australian Title beating Curtis Maher but it was Maher who had the last laugh winning the Oceania Freestyle Football Championship and earning a place on the 2013 F3 World Tour. More here
F3 (Freestyle Football Federation) is the Sports Official World Governing Body and is based in London.
Freestyle Football Australia Owner Paul Harvey, is one of the 6 Vice Presidents of F3 in charge of Oceania and is also the Event Manager & Official Host MC on the F3 World Tour.
In 2012 a World Ranking Points System was put in place to allow any Freestyler to qualify for the sports premiere event, the F3 World Tour, which involves 16 of the world's best freestyle footballers, taking part in a series of events around the world to determine the World Champion.
The pathway for an Australian Freestyler is to enter the 1 Star 'Australian Freestyle Football Titles', the 2 Star Óceania Championships and the 3 Star 'Superball World Open' and accumalate as many World Ranking Points as possible. More >
Check out this highlights video from the 2012 event HERE!
Tuesday 18th February, 2013: AFFT part of Trick Star Football Fest
The 2013 Australian Freestyle Football Titles will now be a part of the 1st Trick Star Football Fest which will be held at the Queensbridge Square Amphitheatre on Sunday April 7.
The event is a must see for all soccer fans and features not only the Australian Freestyle Football Titles, but also the Australian Panna Football Titles plus the Trick Star Own the Ball Coaching Clinics. The 1 star World Ranking event will see Australia's representative on the F3 World Tour going for his 1st Australian Title but he will face plenty of stiff competition from a host of budding new Freestylers.
Monday 19th March, 2012: Sydney's Insane Kane set to take on the World as Australian Freestyle Football Champion.
Coogee resident & Trick Star Freestyle Football Pro ‘Insane’ Kane Edwards, took home the FIFA Street Australian Freestyle Football Titles defeating ‘C-mooth’ Curtis Maher in the Final, after a dramatic weekend of action at the FitX Sports & Fitness Expo in Melbourne. More >
Friday 17th February, 2012: Which Freestyle Footballer will be reppin’ Australia on the streets of Prague?
The Australian Freestyle Football Titles has now firmly put itself on the world map and will be the envy of freestylers worldwide as they announce the signing of a Naming Rights Partner that will see the event known as FIFA Street Australian Freestyle Football Titles. More >