Once considered a game only for those in the southern states like Victoria and South Australia, Aussie Rules has grown in popularity.
Dominant teams such as the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions have both taken out the pennant, and as a spectator sport AFL is growing from strength to strength with massive crowd attendances at matches and television ratings.
Such successes have also had their impact on the sport in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, with local competitions showing amazing growth here at home. Not bad for a game that was originally started in Melbourne to 'keep cricketers fit during winter'!
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