Dating rules austrailia
Rugby league participation was historically high in New South Wales and Queensland.
Some of the relative popularity of one football code over another in terms of participation was a result of media influence on coverage of the two major professional games, rugby league and Australian rules.
A summit was held by leadership in the big four professional football leagues to address these issues in 2011.
Regular football competitions were organised in New South Wales by 1850 (an early form of Rugby), with organised competition being played in Queensland (Rugby) and Victoria (Victorian Rules football) soon after. During the 1890s and 1900s, Australian rules football did not gain much traction in New South Wales in this period, where rugby union was the predominant code.
Australian rules football can be referred to as Australian football, footy, Aussie rules, AFL or football.
Australian rules football attracted participants primarily from the remaining states and territories but also throughout all of Australia.
Australian rules also has had one of the highest rates of participation amongst Australia's indigenous communities.
Australian football is the most popular sport in Australia, followed by cricket, association football and rugby league.
Some form of football was first played in Australia in 1829.