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How to score in Australian football
By: Samuel Coleridge
Australian Rules Football (commonly known as 'Aussie Rules', or more simply 'footy') rewards players for missing! Scoring in Aussie Rules is in 6 point lots, for a 'goal', or one point lots, for a 'behind'. So a typical scoreline in a game is given as...
Bob Simpson: Australian opener and captain
By: D. Victor
Robert "Bob" Simpson was a former standout Australian captain and batsman, who wore the "Baggy Greens" for over two decades—between 1957 and 1978. The right handed opener, whose batting style was measured and based on sensible accumulation, played for New South Wales, Western Australia...
By: Sue Langeder
Whether its watching your favorite team play from your living room couch or being amongst the action every week surrounded by the roar of the stadium, Australian Rules Football for eight months of the year plays a huge part in popular Australian culture.Even if...
What are one percenters in Australian football?
By: Jackie Holmes
A 'one percenter' was originally just a piece of terminology to describe the little bit of extra effort and pressure on the opposition required to increase turnovers, "keep doing the one percenters" has long been a cliche shout from the coaches on the touchline.Rather...
The origins of Australian football
By: Jackie Holmes
Australian rules football, of course known in Australia as just 'football' or 'footy, has an uncertain history even in its home country! The earliest accounts of a game at least slightly akin to the modern game can be traced back as early as 1853 to...
How to score in Australian football
By: Sue Langeder
Australian football is a religion to most Australians and every point counts. Here is an overview of how the Australian Football League keeps score.Australian football has four posts at either side of the ground, with the two in the middle being slightly longer than...
How to score in Australian football
By: Woody Woodhouse
Australian Football (commonly known as AFL) poses a unique and at times complicated scoring method! Ultimately the aim is to score more points than your opponents.An AFL oval consists of eight posts in total, with four at each end. They are aligned in a...
The popularity of Australian rules football outside of Australia
By: Jackie Holmes
Australian rules football is only played professionally within Australia, in fact only men in Australia. It is however played at amateur level in quite a few countries around the globe. It is said that there are around 30 nations with active leagues or clubs, with...
Types of umpires in Australian football
By: Woody Woodhouse
The complicated rules of Australian Football is difficult to adjudicate so a large umpiring squad is assembled for each game to make sure the rules are upheld appropriately. In all there are eight umpires all having different jobs.The main umpire is the centre umpire...
Australian rules football in popular Australian culture
By: Holly Rogers
Australian rules football, AFL or Aussie rules as it is so affectionately known in Australia is more than just a sport. It is a way of life for so many Australians. It is our national sport, which provokes a sense of pride amongst citizens Australia...

 

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