Australian Football


What is Australian Rules Football?

Australian Rules Football also "Aussie Rules" or " footy" is a physical contact sport. It is a form of football with roots traceable from early forms of Rugby and Gaelic football, but it is uniquely Australian. Its rules were codified in 1858, and probably predate all other modern forms of football, such as American, Canadian, Rugby Union and League, Association Soccer and Gaelic football. Today it is a multi-million dollar business, with a National Competition and numerous smaller leagues. Interest in the game is generally at an all time high within and outside Australia, yet despite this, some parts of Australia are still lukewarm in support of their team in the AFL, and the game has yet to take a firm hold overseas.

Rules of Aussie Rules Football

Umpires signal for all decisions and their call is final
By kicking the ball between the goal posts without it being touched by any other player, then 6 points are awarded. If the ball is kicked without being touched between the behind posts (point) then 1 point is scored.
A game consist of four 20 minute quarters.
The game starts with ruck. This is where the umpire throws the ball into the air and one player from each team will try and tap the ball to their team. After a goal has been scored the game will be restarted with the same way as at the beginning of the game.
The only way you can pass the ball is to hand ball. For this to happen the ball must be placed in the palm of the hand and then the ball struck with the butt of the other hand clenched into a fist. You cannot throw or slap the ball to perform a successful pass.
A player can ‘mark’ the ball when they receive it. This can happen one of three ways; the player catches the ball without the ball bouncing, the player catches the ball after it has travelled over 10 metres or the player catches the ball before it’s been touched in the air. Once marked the player cannot then be tackled. If a tackle occurs or an opponent steps over the mark then a foul will be called and the team with the ball will advance 15 metres down the field.
Players can tackle opponents to try and win back the ball. A player can only be tackled from shoulder height downwards.
If a player is tackled and refuses to let go of the ball then holding the ball will be called by the umpire and possession will be turned over.
Players are permitted to block their opposition by shepherding players away from the ball. This can only be done within 5 metres of the ball.
Players are omitted from pushing their opponents in the back either whilst they are running or whilst in a tackle.


Goals in Australian rules football are worth six points. Players can score goals by kicking the ball cleanly between the two center posts on their scoring end. If the ball touches either goal post or another player, it will only count as one point. This is the main way in which players score, and allowing too many goals can prove detrimental to your team’s chances of winning. 토토

How to Play

Australian Football is played on a field that is approximately the size of two regular football fields and played with 18 players from each team at a time. The field is typically a modified cricket ground, which is shaped like a large oval. The game is intense; once the ball is dropped the game begins and players fight for possession. Players are able to move around the ball by kicking, handballing, and running. When running with the ball, players are required to bounce the ball in order to maintain possession. Australian football has many other different rules players need to follow when possessing the ball and making their next move. Australian football consists of four quarters, each lasting 20 minutes. The sport is considered a physical contact sport because players are able to tackle opponents in order to prevent them from scoring or to steal the ball away.

Each game is monitored and officiated by an umpire who ensures rules are being followed and safely protocols are met. The umpire is also the official who bounces the ball to begin the game. Umpires also signal when goals are being scored.