Sherrin Australian Rules Footballs come in various sizes of course to suit the players that are playing. A standard numbering system from 5 down to 1 is used to signify the size for each age group of players as you can read below. Quality footballs like Sherrins vary in size only minimally during their lifetime due to general playing use or exposure to weather. We have seen a Sherrin that is over ten years old still being used in a game in the USA. Sherrin is what everyone including the competition compare a ball to.
Size 5: This is a full size Australian Rules Football. Size 5 balls are used by males from the age of 15 and up. There is no difference in size of a ball used by 15 year old male players to one used by the elite AFL players. Size 5 is the largest Aussie Rules football.
Size 4: Women players now use size 4 balls for all players 14 years and older, this size is also used by male players from the 14 to 15 year age group.
Size 3: Both males and females from 12-13 years of age use the size 3 Aussie Rules footballs.
Size 2: This size is generally suitable for males and females from 9-11 years of age for footy greatness.
Size 1: The smallest of the standard range of football sizes for Aussie Rules Football are size 1 balls, and designed for males and females that are 5-8 years of age.
Kids Sherrin Footballs
The Kids Sherrins we stock are called 'Soft Touch' footballs and very easy on the hands and feet to mark, handball and kick. They come in three sizes Youth, Junior & Mini. They generally are similar to the size 3 , 2 & 1 of the leather and synthetic balls.
They are great gifts for kids just starting out or for school events. They are very soft and provide that added safety for the little ones in our lives that want a real Aussie Rules Sherrin.