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What is Australian football? Get the basics including how the game is played, player positions, key skills and scoring.
Learning AFL is a guide to the game of Australian football. AFL is a fast, exciting and athletic sport and with some basic information Australian football is easy to understand.
Ever wondered what the first ever rules of Australian Football looked like? See the original handwritten document.
Follow the journey of Australian Football rule changes from 1858 to present day.
Follow the sequence of events that have occurred throughout the history of Australian Football.
Australian Football was founded by Tom Wills, H.C.A. Harrison, W.J. Hammersley and J.B. Thompson, initially as a way of keep cricketers fit during off-season. Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School played the first recorded match on August 7 1858.
Read the policies of the AFL.
The Laws of Australian Football allow for the game to be played in a safe and fun environment.
The new Veterans’ Rule started on November 1, 2012. Click here to read more about Veterans' Allowance and Veteran's Transition.
The Rookie List is recognised as one of the key list management tools available to clubs, providing more flexibility in the way players can enter the competition.
Free agency was introduced at the end of the 2012 season, giving players another vehicle to transfer from one club to another.
In February 2012, the AFL Commission decided the Special Assistance Rule would cease in its current form and be replaced with a new rule which applies a formula to determine eligibility for special assistance.
AFL Membership. Your ticket to Australia's Game
Everything on coaching, playing, umpiring, volunteering and managing your club
Find your local club and play like a pro
Join the little big time. Auskick is fun, safe and a great way to introduce boys and girls to Australian football