It’s not soccer, rugby or Grid iron. It’s arguably better than all three. Certainly a lot more enjoyable to watch anyway. Australian Football is a sport unique to Australia. If you could mix all of the above sports into one you’d have something like AFL. it’s very popular. Most of the professional games have at least 30,000 people attending and that’s considered a small crowd. The big matches have up to 90,000 people. The grand final is always a sell out with over 100,000 people going. So what is this sport and why is it so popular?
Here is a highlights video from last year’s grand final. While watching I wonder if you can answer the following questions:
What do you need to play?
Where do people play it?
How many people do you need to play it?
How do you play it?
Could you answer the questions? It’s a bit tough, fortunately the Australian Football League made a video to help explain this wonderful sport.
Thank you to AFL for making such an easy to understand video.
I hope you all get to see this game live one day. It’s a really exciting sport to watch. Oh and in case you are wondering. Women also play it. Here is the grand final highlights for the women’s professional league, go Brisbane!