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Welcome to the world of bouncy restarts, the Australian Football League.

Meat Loaf apologises to AFL, Australian fans for 'angry words' over 2011 grand final


Adam Goodes' Indigenous Celebration (2015)

buzzword bingo

afl - banana - barrel - baulk - behind posts - biffo - big unit - blues - boundary line - clearance - confidence - dangerous kick - desperate - footy - free kick - freo - goal - goal posts - good bounce - guernsey - hand ball - hoodoo - hooter - indigenous round - kickable - laws - margin - mark - overhead mark - pearler - ping - platform hand - posts - ripping - rivalry - ruck rover - selling the candy - shot at goal - siren - smother - spearing - speckies - sticks - tagger - tall target - term - utility player - wooden spoon (see AFL Bingo)


Idioms and Cliches

Winning breeds confidence.


ABC Sport - Afl
Australian Football League
AFL - Aussie Rules Pool


The harder you work, the luckier you get.
- Joel Bowden

To understand Australia, to get under that rawhide skin and reach out and feel its pounding, sporting heart, is to watch footy.
- Rohit Brijnath, Country first



Laws of the Game 2015 (PDF)
Laws of the Game 2014
Laws of Australian Football 2012
Laws of Australian Football 2012 (PDF)
This publication contains the Laws of Australian Football as administered and controlled by the AFL.
These Laws apply to bodies affiliated to the AFL and to bodies affiliated to AFL Affiliates. Controlling bodies may make appropriate modifications consistent with the spirit of these laws for under-age competitions.
Australian Football is a game played between two teams competing in accordance with these Laws. The objective of each team playing Australian Football is to win by scoring more points than the opposing team.
The winner of a match of Australian Football is the team which has scored, in accordance with these Laws, the greater number of points at the conclusion of the match. A match is drawn when each team has the same number of points at the conclusion of the match.
These Laws explain how a match of Australian Football is played and seek to attain the following objectives:
  • To ensure that the game of Australian Football is played in a fair manner and a spirit of true sportsmanship
  • To prevent injuries to players participating in a match so far as this objective can be reasonably achieved in circumstances where Australian Football is a body contact sport

Recommended listening

Michael Long - A true sporting hero, Michael Long is one of the most gifted and prodigious players in the history of the AFL. The former Essendon captain and winner of the Norm Smith Medal, Long blew the whistle on racial abuse and famously walked to Canberra in 2004 to confront the then Prime Minister. Long now leads a charitable organisation that's committed to Indigenous wellbeing, inspired by his 650 kilometre walk.

In Defeat We'll Always Try: the death of the Fitzroy Lions - With the football season in full swing, this is a story all about the game, and the business, of Aussie Rules. It may have slipped from public memory, but it remains a bitter pill in the hearts of some followers of one football team. In the wake of the AFL's recent $1.25 billion television rights deal, it's hard to imagine that only 15 years ago, a debt of a few million dollars was enough to send one of Australian football's foundation clubs under. But that's what happened to the Fitzroy Football Club.

AFL has won the battle of the four football codes: Kevin Sheedy - The AFL is the national football game, with the greatest attendances, TV ratings and it will get bigger, says AFL legend and former GWS Giants coach, Kevin Sheedy.

Sunday Inquisition

Recommended viewing
Marngrook Footy Show

Flickr Groups

AFL - Aussie Rules

Adelaide Crows - @Adelaide_FC - Facebook - Google+
Carlton Blues - @CarltonFC - facebook
Collingwood twitter - facebook
Essondon Bombers - - @Essendon_FC
Fremantle (Freo) - @Fremantle_FC -
Geelong - Twitter - Facebook
Gold Coast Suns - @GoldCoastFC
Hawthorn - @HawthornFC -
North Melbourne Facebook - twitter
Port Adelaide - @PAFC
St. Kilda Saints - twitter
Sydney Swans - @sydneyswans
West Coast Eagles
Western Bulldogs (Footscray, Victoria) - @westernbulldogs - #bemorebulldog



learn afl


AFL - ABC Radio
AFL News - ABC Radio
AFL - Herald

elsewhere on the web

Australian Football League
Game Day Live
3AW Football
Real Footy
Footy Talk
Super Footy - Perth Now - Fixtures
Aboriginal Rules
Fan Footy


game day live
carlton v collingwood - the age

triple m

Triple M - Facebook


AFANA Footy Portal




Brownlow Medal
Aussie Rules
Australian rules football positions
Australian Football League
2014 AFL season


Subiaco oval (perth)

ethiad (docklands)

ANZ Stadium


Embedded Tweets

Laws of Australian Football (2014)

2014 Grand Final: Saturday, 27 September, 230pm

Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn

2013 Indigenous Round

Indigenous Round - AFL
sunday-inquisition-indigenous-round: (key commentary from stan at 36.58 remaining, 'what did we learn from this? ... Opportunity in the classroom ... Talking without thinking ... It's not what is means to the person who is delivering it, what it means to the person you are directing it at.' We've come a long way.)



Slattery Media
AFL Photos online upgrade


North America
AFANA Footy Portal


Everyone has a role.
Game on.
Last roll of the dice.
The race is on.
You do the best you can.

Rohit Brijnath