HISTORYAustralian Football League Also knownas AFL. Is a the professional footballcompetition in Australia that issometimes known as Aussie Rules.VFL was the original name. AFL datesback to 1897 when eight teamsbelonging to the Victorian FootballAssociation fell away to start theVictoria Football League. The leaguewas given the name (AFL) AustralianFootball League in 1990. It has gainedsignificant importance and mediacoverage. At present, the AFL hassixteen teams. Twenty-two rounds areplayed at both home and awaymatches from late March to lateAugust. This four week final series isthen conducted, culminating in twoteams playing for the premiership.
Teams There are 18 different teams as you can see below St Kilda Western West Geelong/cats Bulldogs coast/ Brisbane/lions eagles Collingwood/magpi Essendon es /demons Gold Carlton/ coast Blues Suns Freemantle/ Dockers North Melbourne/ kangaroosMelbourne/demons Hawthorn/ Greater hawks western Sydney/ swans Sydney/ port Adelaide/ Richmond/ Adelaide/ Giants power tigers crows
Australian Football League, othersmite call it AFL as its more commonlyknown, is a popular type of football inAustralia. Played on a large, oval field,AFL dates back as far as 1858.Established in Melbourne, AFL wasmade to keep cricket players fit duringwinter. Facts There are actually seven state and territorys based AFL organizations around Australia.
Rules . When a player is running with the ball they must do what is known as a running bounce every 15 metres. If the player does not, the umpire decides to give a free kick to the other team. . One of the biggest AFL rules is holding the ball which helps stop players from purposely slowing down the play. This happens when a player is tackled and they must get rid of the ball by kicking it or handballing it. . When handballing, the ball it must be punched with one hand with the other fist, it can not to be punched like a volleyball serve. The ball is not allowed to be handed to another teammate. Also the ball can’t be thrown to another player. . In Aussie rules there isn’t an offside rule, that means all 18 players on both teams are allowed anywhere on the oval at any time in the match.
Umpire signs Umpires use these signs so players can understand what the umpire is saying
Local teamsThere are About 10 Different teamsthat play each other at differenttimes Until the grant final were twoteams play at the final. Some teamsthere are the TamworthKangaroos, Tamworthswans, Muswellbrook cats, Inverellsaints, Gunnedah Bulldogs
PlayersThere are many players. E.g. Adam Goodes(Sydney swans) Gary ablett (gold coast suns)Steve Johnson (Geelong cats) there are manymore these are some of the other playersGrigg, Shaun (Richmond Tigers)Grima, Nathan (North Melbourne Kangaroos)Grimes, Dylan (Richmond Tigers)Grimes, Jack Melbourne Demons)Grimley, Sam (Hawthorn Hawks)Growden, Josh (GWS Giants)Grundy, Brodie (Collingwood Magpies)Grundy, Heath (Sydney Swans)Guerra, Brent (Hawthorn Hawks)Gumbleton, Scott (Essendon Bombers)Gunston, Jack (Hawthorn Hawks)Guthrie, Cameron (Geelong CatsGwilt, James (St Kilda Saints)Gysberts, Jordan (North Melbourne Kangaroos)
EquipmentThere is plenty of equipment such as the Football,Goal posts, A whistle for the umpire, Also a whistlefor the boundary umpire, Football boots, jerseys alsoknown as Jumpers, Mouth Guard if a player wantsone. That is some of the equipment. Someequipment is used for training but most is used for aactual game
Favourite player Adam GoodesSome info on Adam GoodesBorn: January 8, 1980 (age 33), WallarooHeight: 1.94 mSalary: 586,500 AUD (2012)Parents: Lisa May GoodesSiblings: Brett Goodes, Jake GoodesAwards: Brownlow MedalAdam Goodes plays for the Sydneyswans. He is a very good player. He is myfavourite player because he plays welland is a good Role model
Adelaide Crows: Red, Gold, Navy BlueBrisbane Lions: Maroon, Gold and BlueCarlton: Blue (the Carlton logo is the only white in it) TeamCollingwood Magpies: Black and White coloursEssendon Bombers: Red and BlackFremante Dockers: Purple and WhiteGeelong cats: Navy Blue and WhiteGold Coast suns: Red and GoldGWS giants: Orange, Grey and WhiteHawthorn hawks: Brown and GoldMelbourne Demons: Red and BlueNorth Melbourne Kangaroos: Blue and WhitePort Adelaide power: Black, White and Teal (greeny blue)Richmond tigers: Yellow and BlackSt Kilda saints: Black, White and RedSydney swans: Red and WhiteWest Coast Eagles: Blue, Gold and WhiteWestern Bulldogs: Red, White and Blue
Masco ts Sydney swans Essendon Bombers Western bulldogs Adelaide crows Brisbane lions Fremantle DockersCollingwood magpies Geelong cats Carlton blues Gold coast suns Greater western Sydney giants Hawthorn hawks North MelbourneMelbourne Demons Port Adelaide power Richmond tigers Kangaroos These are all the teams mascots. There are 16 different team mascots.
Positions Positions are very important. They let the coach and other people know were a certain player is or were they want to put a certain player.
TeamsAdelaide: Brenton Sanderson Coaches Kilda: Scott Watters StBrisbane: Michael Voss Sydney Swans: John LongmireCarlton: Mick Malthouse West coast Eagles: John WorsfordCollingwood: Nathan Buckley Western Bulldogs: Brendon McCartneyEssendon: James HirdFremantle: Ross LyonGeelong: Chris ScottGold coast: Guy McKennaGWS: Kevin SheedyHawthorn: Alistair ClarksonMelbourne: Ned NeeldNorth Melbourne: Brad ScottPort Adelaide: Ken HinckleyRichmond: Damien Hardwick
Brownlow medal Winners2000: Shane Woewodin2001: Jason Akermanis2002: Simon Black2003: Adam Goodes, Nathan Buckley, Mark Ricciuto2004: Chris Judd2005: Ben cousins2006: Adam Goodes2007: Jimmy Bartel2008: Adam Cooney2009: Gary Ablett2010: Chris Judd2011: Dane swan2012: Jobe Watson
National DraftGWS GOLD COASTLACHIE WHITFIEL D JESSE LONERGANGWS NORTH MELBOURNEJONATHAN O’ROURKE NATHAN HROVATMELBOURNE FREMANTLEJIMMY TOUMPAS JOSH SIMPSONWESTERN BULLDOGS COLLINGWOODJACKSON MACRAE TIM O’BRIEN WESTERN BULLDOGS SYDNEY JAKE STRINGER MASON WOOD BRISBANE LIONS PORT ADELAIDE SAM MAYES OLLIE WINES RICHMOND NICK VLASTUIN
Teams Home groundAdelaide crows: Homeground is AAMI Stadium(Docklands Stadium)which is located WestsLakes, South Adelaide.Brisbane lions: Homeground is The Gabbawhich is located inBrisbane the capital ofQLDCarlton Blues: HomeGround is MelbourneCricket Ground (MCG) Itis located in Melbourne
Teams Home groundCollingwood Magpies: Homeground is Melbourne CricketGrounds (MCG) It is located inMelbourne Victoria.Essendon Bombers: Homeground is AAMI Stadium(Docklands Stadium) which islocated Wests Lakes, SouthAdelaide. Fremantle Dockers: Homeground is Subiaco Oval it islocated in Subiaco, Suburb ofPerth WA
Teams Home groundGeelong Cats: Homeground is Kardinia Park. Itis located in SouthGeelong, Victoria.GWS Giants: Homeground is Skoda Stadium.It is located in SydneyOlympic park Homebush,NSW. (Suburb of Sydney)Gold coast suns: Homeground is CarraraStadium. It is located inCarrara suburb of theGold Coast, QLD.
Teams Home groundHawthorn Hawks: Homeground is Melbourne CricketGrounds (MCG) It is locatedin Melbourne Victoria.Melbourne Demons: Homeground is Melbourne CricketGrounds (MCG) It is locatedin Melbourne Victoria.North Melbourne Kangaroos:Home ground is AAMIStadium (DocklandsStadium) which is locatedWests Lakes, South Adelaide.
Teams Home groundPort Adelaide Power:Home ground is (AAMIStadium) which is locatedWests Lakes SouthAdelaide, SA.Richmond Tigers: Homeground is MelbourneCricket Grounds (MCG) Itis located in MelbourneVictoria.St. Kilda Saints: Homeground is Moorrabin Oval.It is located in Melbourne,VIC.
Teams Home groundSydney Swans: Homeground is ANZ Stadium. Itis located at SydneyOlympic Park, Homebush,NSW (suburb of Sydney)Western Bulldogs: Homeground is AAMI Stadium(Docklands Stadium)which is located WestsLakes, South Adelaide.West Coast Eagles: Homeground is Subiaco Oval it islocated in Subiaco, Suburbof Perth WA
Goal UmpiresA goal umpire is anumpire that stands at thegoals. The first signal theyuse when a goal is kickedthrough the two middleposts is with your pointerfingers towards pointingthe umpire in a gun likefashion They will thenwave two white flags in aspecial criss –cross way.They wave one white flagif it is a point and use onefinger pointing to signalthe umpire as well.
Field Umpires Field Umpires are the ones that run around on the field. They bounce the ball at the beginning of the game and after a goal is scored. They also can give free kicks when the players do not follow the rules.
Boundary UmpiresBoundary umpires arethe ones that run alongthe boundary of thefield. They will whistlewhen the ball is out ofbounds. They then willthrow the ball back onto the field. This is donewith the boundaryumpires back facing thefield and the two ruckman will then competefor the ball.