The last Saturday of September is an informal occasion in Australia. Every year the Grand Final of the Australian Football League (AFL) is played on this date at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The AFL Grand Final is Australia's rendition of the Super Bowl. The MCG is Australia's most noteworthy donning arena. It facilitated the 1956 Olympic Games and is what could be compared to Yankee Stadium. This year the Collingwood Magpies will confront the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final. Somewhere in the range of 100,000 out of control fans are relied upon to be in participation.
What is Australian Rules Football?
"Aussie Rules" is Australia's most well known game. There are 18 AFL clubs situated in the significant urban communities around the nation. About 7.6 million fans will go to AFL diversions in 2018. This is in excess of 30 percent of Australia's populace of 24.7 million individuals. To accomplish a similar proportion in America, the NFL would need to draw in almost 100 million fans! Ten standard season AFL matches were gone to by in excess of 70,000 fans.
Aussie Rules is an interesting game that is very unique in relation to American football, rugby or soccer, in spite of the fact that it has a few highlights like Gaelic Football played in Ireland. The two people play Aussie Rules, and an across the nation class for ladies – the AFLW – started in 2017.
The Playing Field
Aussie Rules is played on a similar extensive oval grounds utilized for cricket matches. The MCG is 171 meters in length and 146 meters wide, which is the span of 3.5 American football fields. With such an enormous playing region each group has 18 players on the ground. There are four objective posts at each finish of the ground – two taller goalposts flanked by one shorter goalpost on each side.
Scoring in Aussie Football
Groups score a six point "objective" when the assaulting group kicks the ball through the two taller goalposts, either noticeable all around or on the ground at the safeguarding group's finish of the ground. On the off chance that the assaulting group kicks the ball between the tall goalpost and a short goalpost, they score a "behind" worth just a single point. On the off chance that any player contacts the ball (not kicking it) before it goes between any of the posts, it additionally is a behind. Safeguards will frequently swat the ball through the objective posts and yield a one point behind to keep the assaulting group from kicking the ball to score a six point objective.
Australian Rules Football Rules
One American eyewitness portrayed Aussie Rules along these lines: "It's turmoil, at that point all of a sudden it stops and one player is offered time to kick at the objective, and after that it's disorder once more!" indeed, some critical standards oversee the arranged pandemonium that is Aussie Rules.
Players can propel the ball down the field in three different ways: By kicking, by running or by a "handball" – where a player holds the ball in the palm of one hand and afterward punches it with their other clench hand. Tossing the ball is denied. At the point when a player kicks the ball and another player gets it noticeable all around, this is known as a "stamp". A player who denotes the ball gets a "free kick".
The Free Kick
With a free kick, the player can't be handled, insofar as the player does not continue pushing toward their assaulting objective. Protectors can't come any nearer to the kicker than the spot where the stamp was taken. This is a key standard on the grounds that after a stamp, the player can move in an opposite direction from the safeguard, and smoothly take a kick for an objective. Or on the other hand, set aside opportunity to find an open colleague and either kick or handball the ball to a partner closer to the assaulting objective. The most widely recognized scoring procedure is to kick the ball high around 20 meters before the objectives to partners jumping to check the ball over safeguards and win a free kick. On the off chance that they check it close to the goalposts they will have a simple kick under no handling strain to score an objective.
On the off chance that a player has not denoted the ball, the ball is "live" and the player with the ball can be handled whenever. So if a kicked ball hits the ground before it is gotten, or if a player is running the ball downfield, or if a player gets a handball, they can be handled – and they are!
Holding the Ball Rule