Australian Rules

 



If you thought the whole country was crazy about football, then Melbourne is beyond mad. With 10 of the 18 teams in the AFL hailing from Melbourne,
your visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without spectating a winter game. The season, which runs from April through September, draws crowds of
up to 100,000. “Footy” is not a run-of-the-mill sport, but instead a rough and tumble mixture of American football, rugby and soccer. Games always
bring out the high-spirited competition in both the players and their fans – which range from the very young to the quite old, but rarely do these
matches get out of hand. “Footy” promises to be just good, old-fashioned fun that only the Aussies know how.