Down Under football comes to south India

  • | Wednesday | 9th October, 2019

A fortnight later,Richmond had defeated Great Western Sydney in the 2019 Australian Football League Grand Final in a clash that lived up to its name, with an attendance of 100,014, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As the giant crowd attests, Australian Rules Football is a huge deal in the country. They announced a partnership with Australian Rules Football Association of India (ARFAI), a programme that intends to bring 1,500 youngsters from Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh under its ambit. “Aussie Rules Football is a sport that has the potential to spread to many youngsters in this city. A proponent of Aussie Rules Football, the then-Australia skipper was made the face of the game, in turn sparking a good bit of word-of-mouth in the City of Joy.

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