ABOUT FOOTY

DJABTAffectionately known as ‘Aussie Rules’ or ‘footy’, Australian Football is the world’s oldest football code, and is the national sport of Australia.

Codified in 1859, Australian Rules is not rugby or soccer, and has skills and rules specific to the sport. The sport’s major league – the Australian Football League (AFL) is a circuit of 18 clubs, and is one of only three domestic sports leagues worldwide with an average attendance of over 30,000 per game, the other two being the NFL and Major League Baseball.

The casual observer will see elements of many sports on display in the unique skill sets and gameplay inherent to modern footy. That hybridization makes Australian Rules Football unique, high-scoring, fast-paced and hard-hitting.

This short introduction to the sport will walk you through the basics:

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