Friday, July 31, 2009

Australian Rules Football - one of my passions

Australian Rules Football is a truly unique sport. Played only in Australia and even then its not universal. It is definitely 'the' football code in Victoria, South Australia, West Australia, and Tasmania but is probably only the third football code after League and Union in New South Wales and Queensland. The rules are complex, the fields are huge, there's no offside so players can be where-ever they want whenever they want.

All this makes the game almost impossible to truly understand unless you've grown up with it but to learn more you can go to the AFL website or, like the rest of the world visit Wikipedia.

But its a magnificent game. It requires special skills, power, endurance, courage and intelligence. Its not enough to to some of these, you need all of them. Its a topic I'll discuss a lot if you follow this blog.

By the way, if you are going to follow this amazing, exasperating, magnificent game you should really torture yourself and support the Richmond Football Club - the mighty Tigers.

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