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How Has AFL Impacted Australia

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Elizabeth Harris

on 9 September 2015

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Transcript of How Has AFL Impacted Australia

50 countries world wide play AFL with 638,000 participants and 18 teams. AFL was invented by Tom Wills in 1857 who created a set of rules to keep cricketers fit in the winter in the off season. The first AFL game was played in 1858 between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School. No time limit existed for matches and the first team to score 2 points was declared the winner. Either a sphere or oval ball could be used. AFL made the oldest code of football in the world, although the Wurundjeri tribe people of Melbourne were playing a similar game called Marn-Grook. There are two goal umpires, four boundary umpires and 3 field umpires.
AFL has helped Australia to became a healthier place because it promotes fitness, health, teamwork and good sportsmanship. AFL is critical in ensuring an opportunity to work on maintaining your fitness. Fitness is the major priority, maintaining your availability to play, entertain and happiness closely followed by developing and maintaining skills. People come from all around the world to play AFL because of its uniqueness. AFL is a competitive, active and entertaining sport to play and watch.
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To conclude AFL is a commendable and honorable because it promotes fitness, health, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
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