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Archive for March 16th, 2008

150 Years of Australian Football

Posted by Vietnam Swans on March 16, 2008

Contrary to popular belief, it is not Vietnam that is celebrating 150 years of footy but footy itself. Aussie Rules was born 150 years ago in 1858 and was described by pioneers at the time as, “Awesome, mate. Simply awesome”.

The AFL has put together a calendar of events through 2008 to:

  • Connect with Community Football, our existing fans as well as engage new fans
  • Reinforce Australian football as the leading sport in this country
  • Reinforce the key values of Australian football
  • Deliver major programs that have lasting effect on community football and growth of the game overall
  • Celebrate and enjoy this memorable year

Of interest to footy clubs across the globe will be the “Kick around the World” program which will be held on 7 August. On this day, Australians around the world will be encouraged to “kick a football” and to submit photos of the most unusual place they have kicked a footy. The AFL is keen to “create some magical moments by kicking footballs all over the world”.

For the full details, download the AFL’s presentation,  or log onto the for the latest details.

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