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Australian Football League: Australian rules football competition
The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition of Australian rules football. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body, and is responsible for controlling the laws of the game. The league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL) as a breakaway from the previous Victorian Football Association (VFA), with its inaugural season commencing in 1897. Originally comprising only teams based in the Australian state of Victoria, the competition's name was changed to the Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding to other states throughout the 1980s.


AFL boss flags bans for MCG brawlers

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has flagged potential bans for a group of footy fans caught brawling at Thursday night's AFL season opener.
SBS - Published

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs".
Reuters - Published

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Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused [Video]Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the people who subjected Aussie Rules player Tayla Harris to online abuse are 'cowardly grubs'

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published


AFLW star’s photo targeted by 'reprehensible' social media attack

Channel 7 had removed a photo from its AFL Twitter account, after trolls posted inappropriate comments.
SBS - Published

Superstar Greene ready for Giants return

Giants forward Toby Greene will play his first full game of the AFL pre-season on Saturday as he prepares to face off against Essendon in the season opener.
SBS - Published

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