AFL Asia are excited to announce that the Asian Championships are remaining in Thailand in 2023! Our premier, annual tournament will be held on Saturday September 9, 2023, at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club in Chon Buri, Thailand.

After the Asian Championships returned triumphantly in 2022, AFL Asia is excited to continue building on the momentum of a stellar year of football. As restrictions have continued scaling back, and more football is being played in the region, AFL Asia is ambitious about breaking attendance records and welcoming more teams and players than ever before.

The Thailand Tigers hosted AFL Asia’s showcase event magnificently in 2022 and have carried over their rights to the event again in 2023. As the event continues to grow, so too does the need for a sizeable venue. The Thai Polo and Equestrian Club in Chon Buri has the capacity to host four full-size Australian football grounds, promising to service as much football for each player and team as possible.

Event Coordinator, Jarrod Roberts, has expressed his delight at the opportunity to once again play host to AFL Asia teams.

“The Thailand Tigers are really excited to invite teams from across Asia to Chon Buri again for Champs. We were able to host a fantastic event in 2022 with short notice, so 2023 promises to be bigger and better than ever. We will work closely with AFL Asia to ensure we give all competing teams a fantastic day of football.”

Pending team submissions, initial plans will look to schedule four divisions across the day, including three men’s divisions and one women’s division.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

With the PNG Muruks and the Singapore Wombettes the reigning champions in the men and women respectively, who do you expect to knock them off their perches in 2023?