Sport in Australia: AFL

Title:
Sport in Australia: AFL
NFSA ID:
19864
Year:
1962
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

According to this short newsreel segment from 1962, 'the biggest football crowds of over 100,000 flock to Australia's own special brand of football'.

And it remains true today that Australian Rules Football attracts the largest crowds of any sport in the country.

While the narrator says it is strictly a national sport without any opportunity for international competition, there has been since 1967 a variation of AFL and Gaelic Football played between Australia and Ireland called the International Rules Series.

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions