Originally Posted by lovekimmie
Can anybody teach me a bit of AFL ... i'd like to understand the rules , seems they're pretty different than the ones from european football !!
yes...very different...in AFL, you can use your hands. lol and yes it's referred to as 'aerial pingpong'
you play on an oval grass field, with 4 poles at each end. 2 poles are longer-they're in the middle, on the outer edges, are 2 shorter poles. so it looks like this:
i l l i
ok if that makes sense
forget the dots on top of the i's.
*players pass the ball down the field by kicking, running or handballing.
*you get 6 points for kicking the ball through the longer 2 poles (through these two- l l -that's a goal)
*1 point for kicking it through either of the other shorter ones (through either i l or through l i -that's called a behind)
*it's played in 4 quarters that last 20 minutes each.
*to start off at the beginning of the game, the umpire chucks the ball at the ground, making it bounce up pretty high. Any player can catch it and so starts the kicking, handballing running etc
*if the ball (or the player holding the ball) goes over the sidelines, the ball is again chucked at the ground by the umpire, just like the start of the game
thats pretty much the basics
did it make sense?
if you want to know more, pm me