In every part of the world, playing sports of any kind has been widely celebrated. Though they vary regionally, but the love and fascination for these athletic events never changes, especially in Australia.
Just to understand how Aussies perceive sports in their country, here's a list of most played game in the country.
Australian Football League (AFL)
Of all sporting events, AFL is considered to be the most attended. It has at least an average of 33,000 attendees per game. The sports involves kicking, handballing, and running with an almond-shaped ball of two teams with 22 members each.
Aside from AFL, cricket is said to be one of the most popular sports in Australia internationally, nationally and locally. This bat-and-ball game is being played between two teams with 11 players on the field. It follows the same principle of a baseball game, but with some modifications.
National Rugby League (NRL)
Another popular sport in the country is the National Rugby League. The object of this game is to gain more points against the opposing team. It requires running forward for the ball or kicking the ball forwards. However, you may only pass it backwards and sideways. You can say that it is closely similar to American football.
Tennis is undeniably one of the most sought-after. It is, in fact, ranks fourth in the world's most popular sporting event. That's why it is not surprising to see Australian fans enjoy this game as much as the world does, says The Ticket Merchant. Many people, be it locals or foreigners, are even buying tickets for Australian Open months before it even starts.
If AFL is the most attended, soccer is the most played team sports in the country. It has a million or so following in Australia alone which make the whole event even bigger. Along with that, Australian soccer teams are associated to various international and nationwide leagues, such as Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup, A-League, W-League, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and many others.
Sports are indeed one of the favourite past-time of everyone around the world. They may be some differences when it comes to rules and gameplay, but the inclination and support to these events are all the same.