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by Sherry (subscribe)
I freelance writer in Perth who loves crafts, food and the "outdoors."
Published October 25th 2013
AFL (Australian Football League) is an Australian sport that you will not found as a national sport in other country. Historically, AFL was created by Tom Willis, H.C.A. Harrison, W.J. Hammersley and J.B. Thompson 1857. Willis had returned from studies in England where he played football and cricket. He believed that the winter game of football would be a great way for players to keep fit.

WA Women's Football League
Women's Football League

Since the introduction of this new game with the Melbourne Football Club in 1858, AFL grew to the sport we know today. Initially, AFL was seen as a male only sport. However, in recently years, women began to take interest, and today you will find women AFL teams.

Women's Football League
Passing the Ball is done through a punching type skill.

AFL is significantly different from Rugby. For starters, there are four goal posts, and players need to kick a ball through these to be awarded points. The middle post earns a team 6 points and the side posts earns the team 1 point. Scoring does not come from a try, as you will find in rugby.

WA Women's Football League
Four Goal Posts, Two types of Points, One Kick!

Another aspect that different from Rugby is that you need to pass the ball to another team member by punching it with your fist. You are not allow to throw it as you would in rugby.Of course, there are many other differences, however for someone new to the game, these aspects would be the most noticeable

WA Women's Football League was created because of the growing interest of women to participate in this sport. As a result, the Western Australian Football Commission not only has a Women's League, they also host the AFL Youth Girls Competition.

Surprisingly enough, one can find a number of coaching classes for girls in the Perth area. These are offered through a number of districts found on the WAFC website. You can also visit their Facebook page for more details.

WA Women's Football League
Champions at heart and on the field.

Apart from basic fitness, AFL offers girls the opportunity to master skills such as catching, 'punching', and kicking a ball. So, come girls, let us have as much fun as the boys on the field!
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