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What is AFL?

Australian Rules Football (also “Aussie Rules” or ” footy”) is a physical sport.

A fully fielded team consists of 18 players, playing 3 different areas of an oval shaped field: the backline, the forward line, and the midfield. The field, and the footy ball, are both oval shaped. An Aussie Rules footy is shaped somewhere between a rugby ball and an American football. Not quite pointed, but not quite round, the footy is definitely unique!

Watch the video below, for more information.

Looking for more? Checkout the the Official AFL Rulebook on the game for more information!


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