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Australian rules football

Index Australian rules football

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. [1]

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Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.

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Adelaide Football Club

The Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Crows, is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Adelaide Football Club (SAFA)

The Adelaide Football Club, often referred to as the Old Adelaide club, was an Australian rules football club based in Adelaide.

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AFL (video game series)

The AFL video game series is a series of Australian rules football video games based on the AFL.

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AFL Commission

The AFL Commission is the official governing body of Australian rules football and the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's elite national competition.

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AFL Europe

AFL Europe is the regional governing body for Australian rules football in Europe.

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AFL Grand Final

The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match, traditionally held on the final Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, to determine the Australian Football League (AFL) premiers for that year.

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AFL Women's

AFL Women's (AFLW) is Australia's national Australian rules football league for female players.

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AFLX

AFLX is a seven-a-side variation of Australian rules football, played intermittently as a pre-season event in the Australian Football League.

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Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood AM (born 29 September 1934) is an Australian actor and writer.

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Alex Jesaulenko

Alex Jesaulenko (Олександр Єсауленко, transcribed Oleksandr Yesaulenko) MBE (born 2 August 1945 in Salzburg, Austria) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach who represented and in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is an Australian independent publishing company, established in Australia in 1976 as a subsidiary of the British firm George Allen & Unwin Ltd., which was founded by Sir Stanley Unwin in August 1914 and went on to become one of the leading publishers of the twentieth century.

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And the Big Men Fly

And the Big Men Fly is an Australia-based play by Alan Hopgood, written in 1963.

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Anzac Day match

The Anzac Day match is an annual Australian rules football match between Collingwood and Essendon, held on Anzac Day (25 April) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Art & Australia

Art & Australia Pty Ltd is a biannual print magazine, the country’s longest-running art journal, in print since 1963.

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Arthur Streeton

Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 1867 – 1 September 1943) was an Australian landscape painter and leading member of the Heidelberg School, also known as Australian Impressionism.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Auskick

Auskick is a program designed to teach the basic skills of Australian rules football (AFL) to boys and girls aged between five and 12.

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Australasian Post

The Australasian Post, commonly called the Aussie Post, was Australia's longest-running weekly picture magazine.

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Australian diaspora

The term Australian diaspora refers to the approximately 310,000 Australian citizens (approximately 1.3% of the population) who today live outside Australia.

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Australian football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Australian football was one of two demonstration sports at the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne.

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Australian Football Championships Night Series

The Australian Football Championships (AFC) night series, known during its history by a variety of sponsored names, was an Australian rules football tournament held annually between 1979 and 1986.

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Australian Football International Cup

The Australian Football International Cup (also known as the AFL International Cup) is an international sport competition in Australian rules football contested by amateur players only.

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Australian Football League

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football in Australia and features only Australian teams.

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Australian Football League pre-season competition

The Australian Football League pre-season competition, known during its history by a variety of sponsored names and most recently as the AFL Pre-season Challenge, was an annual Australian rules football tournament held amongst Australian Football League (AFL) senior clubs prior to the premiership season between 1988 and 2013.

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Australian Football World Tour

The Australian Football World Tour was a series of international rules football matches, organised by football sports broadcaster and former VFL umpire Harry Beitzel and Irish born Melbournian, James Harkin in 1967 and 1968.

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Australian National Football Council

The Australian National Football Council (ANFC) was the national governing body for Australian rules football in Australia from 1906 until 1995.

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Australian regional rivalries

Australian regional rivalries refers to the rivalries between Australian cities or regions.

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Australian rules football attendance records

Australian rules football attendance records.

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Australian rules football exhibition matches

Exhibition matches in Australian rules football have been used to promote the game as a demonstration sport outside of its heartlands in Australia.

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Australian rules football in Asia

Australian Rules Football has been played as an organised sport in Asia since the late 1980s with teams based in Australian expatriate communities and around universities, such as in Tokyo, Japan.

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Australian rules football in Europe

Australian rules football is played in Europe at an amateur level in a large number of countries.

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Australian rules football in Nauru

Australian rules football in Nauru dates back to the 1930s and quickly established itself, along with weightlifting as the national sport of the country.

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Australian rules football in New South Wales

Australian rules football has been played in New South Wales since the 1870s; however it has a chequered history in the state and has generally been overshadowed in popularity as a winter sport by the rugby football codes.

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Australian rules football in New Zealand

Australian rules football in New Zealand is a sport which has been rapidly growing in popularity.

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Australian rules football in Papua New Guinea

Australian rules football in Papua New Guinea is a developing team sport which was initially introduced by Australian servicemen.

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Australian rules football in Queensland

Australian rules football in Queensland has a history which dates back to the mid-1860s.

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Australian rules football in South Australia

Australian rules football in South Australia has a history dating back to the early 1860s, and it has long been the most popular sport in the state.

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Australian rules football in Tasmania

Australian rules football in Tasmania known as "football" officially and locally, has a history dating back to the 1860s, with the state having the distinction of being the first place outside Victoria to play the sport.

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Australian rules football in the Americas

Australian rules football has been played at an organised amateur level in the United States and Canada since around 1990.

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Australian rules football in the United States

Australian rules football in the United States is a fast-growing team and spectator sport which has been played domestically in the United States since 1996.

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Australian rules football in Western Australia

Australian rules football in Western Australia is the most popular sport in the state.

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Australian rules football playing field

An Australian rules football playing field is a venue where the sport of Australian rules football is played.

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Australian rules football positions

In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team is assigned to a particular named position on the field of play.

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Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government's statutory agency responsible for distributing funds and providing strategic guidance and leadership for sporting activity in Australia.

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Bachar Houli

Bachar R. Hashim El-Houli (بشار حولي, born 12 May 1988) is an Australian rules footballer for Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Ball-up

A ball-up (pl. ball-ups) in Australian rules football describes a method of restarting play at a neutral contest after a stoppage within the field of play.

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Barassi Line

The "Barassi Line" is an imaginary line in Australia which divides areas where Australian rules football is more popular than rugby league and rugby union and vice versa.

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Barrie Robran

Barrie Charles Robran MBE (born 25 September 1947 in Whyalla, South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1967 to 1980.

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Barry Cable

Barry Thomas Cable MBE (born 22 September 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach.

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Bendigo Advertiser

The Bendigo Advertiser (commonly referred to as The Addy) is the daily (Monday–Saturday) newspaper for Bendigo, Victoria and its surrounding region.

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Bill Hutchison

Bill Hutchison (28 April 1923 – 18 June 1982) was an Australian rules footballer.

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Bob Pratt

Harold Robert "Bob" Pratt, senior (31 August 1912 – 6 January 2001) was an Australian rules footballer who represented South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Coburg in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Bob Skilton

Robert John "Bob" Skilton (born 8 November 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Brisbane Bears

The Brisbane Football Club, nicknamed the Bears was an Australian rules football club and the first Queensland-based club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career.

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Bruce Dawe

Donald Bruce Dawe AO (born 15 February 1930) is an Australian poet, considered by some as one of the most influential Australian poets of all time.

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Carlton Football Club

The Carlton Football Club, nicknamed the Blues, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Centre line (football)

The Centre line refers to a set of positions on an Australian rules football field.

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Challenge Cup (Australian rules football)

The Challenge Cup was the name of several football trophies contested in Melbourne, Australia, during the 1860s and 1870s under the Melbourne Football Club rules and the Victorian rules (which were early versions of Australian rules football).

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Championship of Australia

The Championship of Australia was an Australian rules football tournament which was contested between football clubs from the Victorian, South Australian, West Australian and Tasmanian football leagues.

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with about 22,083 students as of 2011.

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Charles Kingston

Charles Cameron Kingston, PC (22 October 1850 – 11 May 1908) was an Australian politician.

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Coin flipping

Coin flipping, coin tossing, or heads or tails is the practice of throwing a coin in the air and checking which side is showing when it lands to choose between two alternatives, sometimes to resolve a dispute between two parties.

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Collingwood Football Club

The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed the Magpies or less formally the Pies, is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Contact sport

Contact sports are sports that emphasize or require physical contact between players.

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Contemporary Indigenous Australian art

Contemporary Indigenous Australian art (also known as contemporary Aboriginal Australian art) is the modern art work produced by indigenous Australians.

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Cordner–Eggleston Cup

The Cordner–Eggleston Cup is the current name of a historic private school Australian rules football competition which has been played annually between Melbourne Grammar School and the Scotch College since 1858.

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Countries playing Australian rules football

Note: In order to be recognised as a true national team and not simply expatriates (for the purposes of this entry), the list is subject to International Cup eligibility rules.

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Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cricket field

A cricket field is a large grassy ground on which the game of cricket is played.

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Culture of Australia

The culture of Australia is a Western culture, derived primarily from Britain but also influenced by the unique geography of Australia, the cultural input of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Australian people.

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Darrel Baldock

Darrel John Baldock AM (29 September 1938 – 2 February 2011), commonly nicknamed "The Doc" and "Mr Magic", was an Australian rules football player, coach, and state politician.

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David Williamson

David Keith Williamson, AO (born 24 February 1942) is one of Australia's best-known dramatists and playwrights.

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De facto

In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.

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Deakin University

Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia.

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Deliberate out of bounds

In Australian rules football, deliberate out of bounds is a rule which results in a free kick against the offending team.

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Dick Reynolds

Richard Sylvannus Reynolds (20 June 1915 – 2 September 2002) was an Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL) in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Digger (soldier)

Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand.

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Egalitarianism

Egalitarianism – or equalitarianism – is a school of thought that prioritizes equality for all people.

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English public school football games

During the early modern era pupils, former pupils and teachers at English public schools developed and wrote down the first codes of football, most notably the Eton College (1815) and Aldenham school (1825) football rules.

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ESPN

ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).

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Essendon Football Club

The Essendon Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.

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EU Cup

The Euro Cup (formerly known as the EU Cup) is an international Australian rules football tournament played between European national teams.

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Fitzroy Football Club

The Fitzroy Football Club, nicknamed the Lions or the Roys, is an Australian rules football club formed in 1883 to represent the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Victoria and was a foundation member club of the Victorian Football League (now the Australian Football League) on its inception in 1897.

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Follower (Australian rules football)

In Australian rules football, the followers are the players in the three positions- ruckman, ruck rover, and rover.

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Footballer (Nolan)

Footballer is a 1946 painting by Australian artist Sidney Nolan.

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Free kick (Australian rules football)

A free kick in Australian rules football is a penalty awarded by a field umpire to a player who has been infringed by an opponent or is the nearest player to a player from the opposite team who has broken a rule.

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Fremantle Football Club

The Fremantle Football Club, nicknamed the Dockers, is a professional Australian rules football team that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Gaelic Athletic Association

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA; Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, (CLG)) is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders.

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Gaelic football

Gaelic football (Irish: Peil Ghaelach; short name Peil or Caid), commonly referred to as football or Gaelic, is an Irish team sport.

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Geelong Football Club

The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong, Australia and playing in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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George Coulthard

George Coulthard (1 August 1856 – 22 October 1883) was an Australian cricketer and Australian rules footballer.

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Glossary of Australian rules football

This list is an alphabetical glossary of Australian rules football terms, jargon and slang.

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Gold Coast Football Club

The Gold Coast Football Club, nicknamed the Suns, is an Australian rules football club based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, which began playing in the Australian Football League (AFL) competition for the first time in 2011.

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Gordon Coventry

Gordon Richard Coventry (25 September 1901 – 7 November 1968) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Graham Farmer

Graham Vivian "Polly" Farmer, MBE (born 10 March 1935) is a retired Australian rules football player and coach.

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Grand final

A grand final is a game that decides a sports league's championship (or premiership) winning team, i.e. the conclusive game of a finals (or play-off) series.

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Grand final replay

A grand final replay is a method of deciding the winner of a competition when a grand final is drawn.

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Greater Western Sydney Giants

The Greater Western Sydney Giants, nicknamed the GWS Giants or just Giants, is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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H. C. A. Harrison

Henry Colden Antill Harrison (16 October 1836 – 2 September 1929) was a notable early Australian rules football player and administrator.

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Handball (Australian rules football)

Handball or handpass is a skill in the sport of Australian rules football.

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HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.

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Hawthorn Football Club

The Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed the Hawks, is a professional Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Haydn Bunton Sr.

Haydn William Bunton (5 July 1911 – 5 September 1955) was an Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL), in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), and in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Holding the ball

Holding the ball is a rule in Australian rules football.

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Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.

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Hybrid sport

A hybrid sport is one which combines two or more (often similar) sports in order to create a new sport, or to allow meaningful competition between players of those sports.

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Ian Stewart (Australian rules footballer)

Ian Harlow Stewart (born 30 July 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented and in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.

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Interchange (Australian rules football)

Interchange (or, colloquially, the bench or interchange bench) is a team position in Australian rules football, consisting of players who are part of the selected team but are not currently on the field of play.

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International Australian Football Council

The International Australian Football Council (IAFC) was a body established in 1995 to govern the sport of Australian rules football internationally.

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International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.

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International rules football

International rules football (Peil na rialacha idirnáisiunta; also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland) is a team sport consisting of a hybrid of football codes, which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between Australian rules football players and Gaelic football players.

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International Rules Series

The International Rules Series is a senior men's international rules football competition between the Australia international rules football team (selected by the Australian Football League) and the Ireland international rules football team (selected by the Gaelic Athletic Association).

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Interstate matches in Australian rules football

Australian rules football matches between teams representing Australian colonies, states and territories have been held since 1879.

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Irish experiment

The Irish Experiment is the popular name for the interest, primarily from VFL/AFL clubs, in bringing Irish Gaelic footballers over to Australia to play Australian rules football professionally.

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J. B. Thompson

James Bogne "J.

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Jack Dyer

John Raymond Dyer Sr. OAM (15 November 1913 – 23 August 2003), nicknamed Captain Blood, was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Richmond Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1931 and 1952.

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James Bryant (Australian cricketer)

James Mark "Jerry" Bryant (1826 – 10 December 1881) was an Australian cricketer.

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Jarryd Blair

Jarryd Blair (born 14 April 1990) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Jim Stynes

James Stynes OAM (23 April 196620 March 2012) was an Irish-born footballer who converted from Gaelic football to Australian rules football.

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Jock McHale

James Francis "Jock" McHale, (12 December 1882 – 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules football player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League in a marathon career that extended from 1903 to 1949.

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John Coleman (Australian footballer)

John Douglas Coleman (23 November 1928 – 5 April 1973) was an Australian rules footballer who played for and coached Essendon in the Victorian Football League (now the Australian Football League). Coleman ranks as one of the greatest Australian rules footballers of all time. In a relatively short playing career, Coleman has the second highest goal average in the history of the VFL/AFL, kicking 537 goals in 98 matches. He was also known for his high-flying spectacular marks, in some cases jumping cleanly over opponents. After a knee injury ended his playing career at age 25, he returned to coach Essendon to premiership success. Coleman died in 1973, at the age of 44, of sudden coronary atheroma. He is the namesake of the Coleman Medal, awarded to the AFL player who kicks the most goals during the home and away season. In 1996 he was one of 12 inaugural Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees bestowed "Legend" status. He is the only player amongst them to play less than 100 games at senior level.

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John Macadam

The Honorable Dr John Macadam (29 May 1827 – 2 September 1865), was a Scottish-Australian chemist, medical teacher, Australian politician and cabinet minister, and honorary secretary of the Burke and Wills expedition.

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John Nicholls (footballer)

John Nicholls (born 13 August 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Ken Piesse

Ken Piesse is a Melbourne-based Australian sports journalist, commentator and after-dinner speaker.

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Kevin Bartlett (Australian rules footballer)

Kevin Charles Bartlett AM (born 6 March 1947) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach who played in the Victorian Football League between 1965 and 1983 for the Richmond Football Club.

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Kevin Murray (Australian footballer)

Kevin Joseph "Bulldog" Murray MBE (born 18 June 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League in 333 games over 18 seasons.

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Kick (football)

Kicking is a method used by many types of football, including.

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Kick-to-kick

Kick-to-kick is a pastime and well-known tradition of Australian rules football fans, and a recognised Australian term for kick and catch type games.

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Laws of Australian rules football

The rules were first formed by the Melbourne Football Club, chaired by Tom Wills in 1859.

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Leigh Matthews

Leigh Raymond Matthews AM (born 1 March 1952) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach.

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List of Australian Football League players born outside Australia

This is a list of players who have played at least one senior game in the Australian Football League (AFL), previously known as the Victorian Football League (VFL), who were born outside Australia.

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List of Australian rules football clubs in Australia

This is a list of clubs that play Australian rules football in Australia at the senior level.

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List of Australian rules football rivalries

This list deals with Australian rules football rivalries in Australia and around the world.

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List of Australian rules football statues

This is a list of Australian rules football-related statues.

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List of Australian rules football video games

The following is a list of all the video games based on the sport of Australian rules football.

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List of players who have converted from one football code to another

There are many players who have converted from one football code to another or even changed from other sports at a professional or representative level.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Malcolm Blight

Malcolm Jack Blight AM (born 16 February 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and Woodville Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Manning Clark

Charles Manning Hope Clark AC (3 March 1915 – 23 May 1991), an Australian historian, was the author of the best-known general history of Australia, his six-volume A History of Australia, published between 1962 and 1987.

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Mark (Australian rules football)

A mark is a skill in Australian rules football where a player cleanly catches (is deemed to have controlled the ball for sufficient time or touched the ball in flight 3 or more times) a kicked ball that has travelled more than 15 metres without anyone else touching it (prior to the player marking the ball) or the ball hitting the ground.

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Marn Grook

Marn Grook or marngrook, from the Gunditjmara language for "game ball", is a collective name given to a number of traditional Indigenous Australian recreational pastimes believed to have been played at gatherings and celebrations of up to fifty players.

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Masters Australian football

Masters Australian Football (also known as Superules or sometimes Super Rules) is a sport based on the game of Australian rules football for players aged 35 years and over.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Melbourne Cricket Club

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is a sports club based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G", is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Melbourne Football Club

The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Melbourne Grammar School

Melbourne Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in South Yarra and Caulfield, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Melbourne University Football Club

Melbourne University Football Club, often known simply as University, is an Australian rules football club, representing the "Blacks", "Blues" and "MUGARS".

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Metro footy

Metro Footy (or Metro Rules Footy) is a modified version of Australian rules football rules played on gridiron football, rugby or Association football fields, predominantly in the United States of America.

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Mike Brady (musician)

Mike Brady AM (born Michael Brady; 28 February 1948) is an Australian musician most commonly associated with the Australian rules football anthems "Up There Cazaly", referring to 1920s and 1930s St Kilda player Roy Cazaly, and "One Day in September".

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Minor premiership

A minor premiership is the name of the title given to the team which finishes a sporting competition first in the league standings after the regular season but prior to commencement of the playoffs in several Australian sports leagues.

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National sport

A national sport is considered to be an intrinsic part of the culture of a nation.

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Neville Jetta

Neville Jetta (born 12 February 1990) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Nick Malceski

Nick Malceski (born 15 August 1984) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans and Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Nine-a-side footy

Nine-a-side football is a sport based on Australian rules football played informally by Aussie rules clubs but not yet an official sport in its own right.

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Norm Smith

Norman Walter "Norm" Smith (21 November 1915 – 29 July 1973) was an Australian rules football player and coach in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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North Adelaide Football Club

The North Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Roosters, is an Australian rules football club currently affiliated with the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

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North Melbourne Football Club

The North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos or less formally the Roos, the Kangas or North, is the fourth oldest Australian rules football club in the Australian Football League (AFL) and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia and the world.

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Offside (sport)

Offside, often pluralized as Offsides in American English, is a rule used by several different team sports regulating aspects of player positioning.

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Oldest football clubs

The history of the formation of the oldest football clubs is of interest to sport historians in tracing the origins of the modern codes of football from casual pastime to early organised competition and mainstream sport.

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Oldest football competitions

This is a list of the oldest documented football competitions, played at school, club, national and international levels.

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Origins of Australian rules football

The origins of Australian rules football date back to the late 1850s in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.

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Overtime (sports)

Overtime or extra time is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport to bring a game to a decision and avoid declaring the match a tie or draw where the scores are the same.

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Paul Kelly (Australian musician)

Paul Maurice Kelly (born 13 January 1955) is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player.

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Peter Hudson

Peter John Hudson AM (born 19 February 1946) is a former Australian rules football player, considered one of the greatest full-forwards in the game's history.

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Philip Hodgins

Philip Ian Hodgins (28 January 1959 – 18 August 1995) was an Australian poet, whose work appeared in such major publications as The New Yorker.

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Port Adelaide Football Club

The Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia.

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Professional sports

Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance.

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Promotion and relegation

In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between multiple divisions based on their performance for the completed season.

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Punt (Australian football)

The punt kick is a common style of kicking in Australian rules football.

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Punt (gridiron football)

In American and Canadian football, a punt is a kick performed by dropping the ball from the hands and then kicking the ball before it hits the ground.

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Push in the back

A push in the back is a free kick awarded in Australian rules football against a player who illegally tackles or interferes with a player from behind.

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Radio National

ABC Radio National, known on-air as RN, is an Australia-wide Public Service Broadcasting radio network run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Rec footy

Recreational Football (also known as Rec Footy or Recreational Footy) is a non-contact version of the Australian rules football game sanctioned by the Australian Football League.

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Richmond Football Club

The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed the Tigers, is a professional Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.

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Riverina

The Riverina is an agricultural region of South-Western New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

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Robert Helpmann

Sir Robert Helpmann CBE (9 April 190928 September 1986) was an Australian dancer, actor, theatre director and choreographer.

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Ron Barassi

Ronald Dale Barassi Jr (born 27 February 1936) is a retired Australian rules football player and coach.

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Routledge

Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Roy Cazaly

Roy Cazaly (13 January 1893 – 10 October 1963) was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Ruckman (Australian rules football)

In Australian rules football, a ruckman is typically a tall and athletic player who contests at centre bounces and stoppages (such as boundary throw-ins and ball-ups).

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Rugby football

Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.

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Rugby league

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

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Rugby School

Rugby School is a day and boarding co-educational independent school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Running bounce

A running bounce, or simply bounce, is a skill in the sport of Australian rules football (necessitated by the Laws of the Game) when a player, while running, bounces the ball on the ground and back in their hands.

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Rushed behind

In Australian rules football, a rushed behind occurs when the ball passes through the goalposts and was last touched by a defending player.

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Samantha Lane

Samantha Jane "Sam" Lane (born 5 June 1979) is an Australian AFL writer for The Age newspaper, television and radio personality and daughter of veteran football journalist and commentator Tim Lane.

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Samoa rules

Samoa rules is a game derived from Australian rules football and rugby union that is occasionally played in Samoa.

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Schwartz Publishing

Schwartz Publishing is an Australian publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia, established by property developer Morry Schwartz.

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Scotch College, Melbourne

Scotch College is an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys, located in Hawthorn, an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Scratch team

A scratch team is a team, usually in sport, brought together on a temporary basis, composed of players who normally play for different sides.

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Shepherding (Australian rules football)

Shepherding is a tactic and skill in Australian rules football, a team sport.

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Sidney Nolan

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (22 April 191728 November 1992) was one of Australia's leading artists of the 20th century.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

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Single-elimination tournament

A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament.

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Siren (alarm)

A siren is a loud noise-making device.

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South Australia Australian rules football team

The South Australia Australian rules team, known as the "Croweaters", is the representative side of South Australia in the sport of Australian rules football.

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South Australian National Football League

The South Australian National Football League, or SANFL (or S-A-N-F-L), is an Australian rules football league based in the Australian state of South Australia.

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South Yarra, Victoria

South Yarra is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melbourne and Stonnington local government areas.

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Southern Australia

The term Southern Australia is generally considered to include the states and territories of Australia of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia.

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Spectacular mark

A spectacular mark (also known as a specky, speckie, speccy, screamer or hanger) is a mark (or catch) in Australian rules football that typically involves a player jumping up on the back of another player.

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Sports governing body

A sports governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.

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St Kilda Football Club

The St Kilda Football Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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St Kilda, Victoria

St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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Suspension (punishment)

Suspension is either paid or unpaid time away from the workplace as ordered by the employer in order for a workplace investigation to take place.

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Swimming (sport)

Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of ones arms and legs to move the body through water.

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Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Sydney Swans

The Sydney Swans is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Tackle (football move)

Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle.

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Tadhg Kennelly

Tadhg Kennelly (born 1 July 1981) is an Irish sportsperson known for his top level careers in both Gaelic football and Australian rules football.

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Tasmanian AFL bid

A Tasmanian AFL team is a proposed team that would join the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Ted Whitten

Edward James Whitten OAM (27 July 1933 – 17 August 1995) better known as Ted Whitten or E,J Whitten, was an Australian rules footballer who represented in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and Victoria in interstate football.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia.

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The Australian Sociological Association

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) organisation of sociologists throughout Australia.

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The Club (1980 film)

The Club is a satirical play by the Australian playwright David Williamson.

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The Courier-Mail

The Courier-Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia.

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The Display

The Display is an Australian ballet produced and choreographed by Robert Helpmann to music by Malcolm Williamson for The Australian Ballet.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.

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Thomas H. Smith

Thomas Henry Smith (born 1 July 1830 in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland) was an Irish Australian who had a clear role in the origins of Australian football by being one of the first people to introduce school football games to Australian public schools in 1858 and as one of the founders of the Melbourne Football Club.

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Tie (draw)

A draw or tie occurs in a competitive sport when the results are identical or inconclusive.

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TISM

TISM (an acronym of This Is Serious Mum) were a seven-piece anonymous alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia.

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Tom Wills

Thomas Wentworth Wills (19 August 1835 – 2 May 1880) was a sportsman who is credited with being Australia's first cricketer of significance and a founder of Australian football.

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Tony Lockett

Anthony Howard "Tony" Lockett (born 9 March 1966) is a former Australian rules football player.

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Torpedo punt

The torpedo punt (also known as screw punt or spiral punt) is a type of punt kick implemented in Australian rules football, Rugby union & Rugby league, and more generally with an ellipsoidal football.

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Tropics

The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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Umpire (Australian rules football)

An umpire is an official in the sport of Australian rules football who adjudicates the game according to the "Laws Of The Game", the official handbook of Australian Rules Football.

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Universal football

Universal football was the name given to a proposed hybrid sport of Australian rules football and rugby league, proposed at different times between 1908 and 1933 as a potential national football code to be played throughout Australia.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.

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University of London

The University of London (abbreviated as Lond. or more rarely Londin. in post-nominals) is a collegiate and a federal research university located in London, England.

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University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Up There Cazaly

"Up There Cazaly" is 1979 song by Mike Brady, written to promote Channel Seven's coverage of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Variations of Australian rules football

Variations of Australian rules football are games or activities based on or similar to the game of Australian rules football, in which the player uses common Australian rules football skills.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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Victoria Australian rules football team

The Victorian Australian rules football team, also known as the Big V, is the state representative side of Victoria, Australia, in the sport of Australian rules football.

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Victoria cricket team

The Victoria cricket team, who were until 2018 named Victorian Bushrangers, is an Australian first class cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Victorian Football League

The Victorian Football League (VFL) is the major state-level Australian rules football league in Victoria.

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Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis (born 1962) is an Australian writer working in Sydney who has written a number of non-fiction books about Australian people, history and events.

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West Coast Eagles

The West Coast Eagles, also known as West Coast, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Perth, Western Australia.

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Western Australian gold rushes

In the latter part of the nineteenth century, discoveries of gold at a number of locations in Western Australia caused large influxes of prospectors from overseas and interstate, and classic gold rushes.

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Western Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs (formerly the Footscray Football Club) is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.

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Wet season

The monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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William Ellis Green

William Ellis Green (12 August 1923 – 29 December 2008), who signed his cartoons WEG, was an Australian editorial cartoonist and illustrator who drew the Australian Football League premiers posters from 1954 until his death.

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William Hammersley

William Josiah Sumner Hammersley (25 September 1826 – 15 November 1886) was an English-born first-class cricketer and sports journalist in Victoria, Australia, one of the four men credited with setting down the original rules of the Australian rules football.

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Yarra Park

Yarra Park (35.469 hectares) is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the premier sporting precinct of Victoria, Australia.

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1897 VFL season

The 1897 Victorian Football League season was the inaugural season of the VFL Australian rules football competition.

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1908 Melbourne Carnival

The 1908 Melbourne Carnival was the inaugural Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition, held in Melbourne in August 1908.

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1956 Summer Olympics

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.

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1990 AFL season

The 1990 Australian Football League season was the 94th season of the elite Australian rules football competition, and the first under the name 'Australian Football League', having switched from 'Victorian Football League' after 1989.

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2009 AFL season

The 2009 Australian Football League season commenced on 26 March and concluded on 26 September.

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2016 AFL Grand Final

The 2016 AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football match contested between the Sydney Swans and the.

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2017 AFL Women's season

The 2017 AFL Women's season was the first season of the elite women's Australian rules football competition.

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50-metre penalty

In the sport of Australian rules football, the 50-metre penalty is applied by umpires to a number of different infractions when a free kick or mark has already been paid.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_rules_football

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