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Originally concieved as a way for cricketers to stay fit during the winter break (ironic when you consider Warney, Booney, Merv and Boof), Australian Rules Football or Aussie Rules has grown into the highest attended and most watched sport in the country. This weird and wonderful game began in an 1858 schoolboy match between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar. The game lasted three days, with the eventual score a mighty one goal apiece (and you thought flooding was bad now). Aussie Rules exploded in Victoria in the early 1900s with the creation of the VFL in 1896, and since interstate expansion began in the 1980s, the game has gone from strength to strength - becoming a truly national code in 1990 with the advent of the AFL we know and love today.

AFL Teams

Club Colours Location Home Ground Capacity Debut Titles
Adelaide Crows Adelaide Crows - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Adelaide, South Australia AAMI Stadium 51,515 1991 2
Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Brisbane, Queensland The Gabba 42,000 1997 3
Carlton Blues Carlton Blues - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Etihad Stadium 53,355 1897 16
Collingwood Magpies Collingwood Magpies - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,018 1897 15
Essendon Bombers Essendon Bombers - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Etihad Stadium 53,355 1897 16
Fremantle Dockers Fremantle Dockers - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Fremantle, Western Australia Subiaco Oval Oval 43,500 1995 0
Geelong Cats Geelong Cats - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Geelong, Victoria Kardinia Park 28,000 1897 9
Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast Suns - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Gold Coast, Queensland Carrara Stadium 25,000 2011 0
Greater Western Sydney Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Sydney, New South Wales ANZ Stadium 81,500 2012 0
Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn Hawks - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,018 1925 11
Melbourne Demons Melbourne Demons - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,018 1897 12
North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne Kangaroos - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Etihad Stadium 53,355 1925 4
Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide Power - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Adelaide, South Australia AAMI Stadium 51,515 1997 1
Richmond Tigers Richmond Tigers - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,018 1908 10
St Kilda Saints St Kilda Saints - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Etihad Stadium 53,355 1897 1
Sydney Swans Sydney Swans - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Sydney, New South Wales ANZ Stadium 81,500 1897 5
West Coast Eagles West Coast Eagles - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Perth, Western Australia Subiaco Oval 43,500 1987 3
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs - AFL Betting Odds - Sportsbet.com.au Melbourne, Victoria Etihad Stadium 53,355 1925 1

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AFL Fast Facts

  • It may seem strange, but Aussie Rules is an older sport than most other football codes in the world, including soccer. The first rules were drawn up by the Melbourne Football Club in 1859.
  • Learn your footy lingo: players don’t ‘catch’ the ball, they ‘mark’ it; kicking the ball around your body is a ‘banana’, a jumping mark over another player is a ‘speccy’ and an umpire is generally described as ‘blind’.
  • AFL is now played by around 100,000 people in over 80 countries (but we’re pretty sure we’re still the champions).
  • If you fancy a AFL bet, join Sportsbet now and check out the AFL odds.