Australian Football League (AFL)

Girls playing AFL

You don’t need to be taking a mark mid-air on the back of your opponent to get a lot out of Aussie rules.

Grab a friend and a footy and head down to the local park or oval. If you like it, look up your local club and join a team.


When kicking a football, release the ball at hip level and kick with a firm foot, kicking the ball at the ankle joint.


  • Aerobic fitness
  • Develop teamwork and leadership
  • Enhance motor skills
  • Make new friends

What you need

Sports clothing, studded football shoes, football and a mouth guard.

AFL organisations


Similar options

Rugby league, rugby union or touch football if you’re not keen on tackling.