For those who don’t know, AFL is a very popular Australian sport played between March and September.
There are 18 teams and 23 rounds. In each round every team plays another team. If a team wins they get 4 points, if they lose they get no points and if they draw both teams get 2 points. There is also a ladder. No, not a normal ladder that you can climb on, it’s a list of all the teams. The team at the top is the team with the most points and the team with the least points is obviously at the bottom.
At the end of all the rounds, all the teams in the top 8 on the ladder are in to the finals. That then means the bottom 10 teams will miss out on the finals and are kicked out of the competition. In the finals the 8 teams play other teams. Look bellow to see who plays what team, when and where.
You are probably wondering what you have to do in AFL. Well there’s lots of rules. But, the aim of the game is to kick the ball through the two middle sticks. If you get the ball in the middle sticks it is worth 6 points but if you miss and it goes through the points posts it is only worth 1 point.
You’re also probably wondering what the teams are. The teams are all different states and cities around Australia. The teams are:
Gold Coast Suns
Greater Western Sydney Giants
North Melbourne Kangaroos
Port Adelaide Power
St Kilda Saints
West Coast EaglesWestern Bulldogs
I can’t really tell you much more about AFL because there are SOOOOO many rules. Maybe you could do some research on it?
What is your favourite AFL Team?
Have you heard of AFL before? (you probably have if you live in Australia!)