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AFL is a sport oozing with 15 decades of tradition and history Scott Barbour: Getty Images Scott Barbour: Getty Images The distraction of football makes Australia a safer place and keeps the textile industry ticking to boot, says David M Green.
As much as I hate to admit it, Australian Rules Football is probably one of the greatest things ever invented. I was raised in an Aussie Rules family and despite my public embodiment of nerd cultureI did actually play football for my primary school in grades 3, 4 and 5.
But I turned away from it in my early teens when it dawned on me that the kids that played football were generally the same ones who were bullying me. Though that is a big part. Nothing else in Australia has such wide appeal. The typical footy fan could be male or female, of any age, race or cultural background.
AFL is probably the only thing that can cause the same excitement in a 7-year-old boy from Darwin and an octogenarian war widow from Bendigo.
A brief look around the grandstands reveals some fans using the occasion to vent some bottled-up hostility. Some fans even come to the game to yell abuse at their own team.
Of course, there will always be fans and players who take things too far. The AFL has made a real effort in recent years to stamp out crowd spitting, racial outbursts, and discrimination on the grounds of religion, gender or sexual preference.
They also introduced their "Three Strikes" Illicit Drugs Policy inwhich tests players for illegal substances even during the off-season.
But I believe Australia would be a more dangerous place without football. You think cashed-up, over-sexed AFL players have a bad reputation for rowdy behaviour now? Aussie Rules is a billion dollar industry that employs tens of thousands of people across the country.
From the players themselves to club admin staff, medical personnel, media, security and employees at the grounds, and sponsors from all industries.
And the flow-on effects are numerous. The game also provides the media with a virtually unlimited amount of content.
What will they do during the off-season? They may even eventually need a second channel for all the unused slow motion footage.
Do they keep all of that? Their hard drives must be huge! Football - and sport generally - never fails in Australian media. But what is the longest-running late night variety show on Australian television?
In Melbourne, the show even has a two-year waiting list for studio audience tickets. Radio too has realised that sport is a safe bet. Triple M has also moved towards more sport-focused breakfast shows, much to the chagrin of proper comedy fans.
Some people base their whole identity around their favourite footy team. They wear the club scarf, they worship big posters of their favourite players, they have the custom car number plates and all they ever want to talk about is football. The same people years ago were probably religious fanatics.A severe dust storm has hit NSW which has caused a public health warning has been put in place for Sydney and Canberra, as concerns a repeat of the famous dust storm could be on the cards.
Australia stops to witness the Australian Football League (AFL) grand final between the Richmond Tigers and Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As one of the biggest days in the country’s sporting calendar, the . Retreat Road, NEWTOWN Victoria. Telephone: 03 Email: [email protected] The Glenelg Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of versatile Tasmanian, Rulla Kelly-Mansell for season Kelly-Mansell joins the Tigers from Launceston in the Tasmanian Football League, where he has spent the past two seasons under former Glenelg midfielder, Sam Lonergan.
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