Aussie Rules For Dummies
Aussie Rules For
Created especially for the Australian customer! Facts, tips and stats for players, spectators and coaches! Fully updated with all the latest rule changes and including expanded skills, coaching and training chapters, Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you from getting a grip on the basics to more advanced aspects of playing, watching and coaching Australia's national game. Packed with practical information and fascinating anecdotes, this is the simplest, clearest and most detailed guide to AFL available. Discover how to: Understand positions, umpires and scoring Gear up correctly, and avoid and treat injuries Improve your playing skills and coach effectively Appreciate the clubs, competitions and awards
- ASIN: 0731405951
How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born
How Football Began: A Global History of How
This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.
- ASIN: 113803875X
Jumping at the Chance: From the Court to the Field, How NBA Hopefuls are Changing Australian Rules Football
Jumping at the Chance: From the Court to
The true story of how professional Australian Rules Football found an unlikely new source of talent in the United States.Though most Americans automatically think “rugby” when they hear or read the phrase “Australian football,” the two sports actually have very little in common besides tackling and kicking. “Footy,” as this unique sport is known in Aussie circles, bears more resemblance to American athletics, requiring the skill and grace of basketball combined with the physical toughness and endurance of American-style football. The only thing it apparently didn’t require was actual Americans. Until now.Scouts from the Australian Football League (AFL) realized that a key position on their teams—called the “ruckman”—required both the height and ball handling skills readily found in American basketball players. What began as an unlikely experiment of cross-breeding sports talent has led to a growing expedition of NBA hopefuls from NCAA athletic programs—including Oklahoma State, Morehead State, and the University of Arizona—looking to make their way in a game most of them had never even seen played before.In Jumping at the Chance, longtime Aussie football fanatic Gil Griffin delivers a riveting account of these American athletes who go to the other side o...
- ASIN: B073X74BG7
AFL RECORD - 2010 GRAND FINAL - OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE - COLLINGWOOD VS ST KILDA
AFL RECORD - 2003 GRAND FINAL - OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE - BRISBANE LIONS V COLLINGWOOD
AFL RECORD - 2004 GRAND FINAL - OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE - PORT ADELAIDE V BRISBANE LIONS
Play On!: The Hidden History of Women’s Australian Rules Football
Play On!: The Hidden History of Women’s Australian
Since the inception of Australian Rules football in the 1850s, women have been eager to be involved. More than 100 years ago, they began taking to the field. However, their stories have largely been invisible – sidelined, ignored or forgotten.Play On! – the first, comprehensive history of women's Australian Rules football – showcases the athleticism, hard work and resilience that has kept the women's game alive. Discover how competitive women's football began with shop assistants at Perth department stores, how female footballers supported soldiers in both world wars, and how a few passionate women created state and territory leagues across Australia.With schoolgirls' competitions flourishing, state leagues growing, and the creation of a national league, the women’s game has never been stronger. Talented, dedicated and proud women over the past century have made Australian Rules football a truly national game.
- ASIN: B01K9M8LIG
Fair Game (Women of W.A.R. Book 3)
Fair Game (Women of W.A.R. Book
Darcy ClarkeThere's nothing I wouldn't do to play for the Brisbane Banshees in the new Women's Aussie Rules league. I think I've proved that given that I'm willing to put up with the coach being my ex, Tony. He may have stomped over my heart, but I've moved on, and I'm focused on my team. I don't need any men in my life–apart from Levi, of course, my roommate, and friend. And my saviour, now that I've corked my thigh in our first game, and need his sports massage skills to get me back on the field. What I feel when Levi touches me … is making things very complicated. Levi Darcy was always my best friend's girl–Tony's girl. Two years on and she still doesn't know how I've felt all this time. There's no way I'm leaving her in pain when I can fix her injury and get her back to playing the sport she loves. No matter how much touching her makes me want to make her mine at last. Finally, I've got a bit of hope–the last thing we need is Tony suddenly deciding he wants to take Darcy back after all…Other books available in The Women of W.A.R. series:Game On by Nicola MarshLong Game by Catherine Evans
- ASIN: B076CD2XYW
Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws: Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football (Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives)
Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws: Rule 35, Reconciliation
This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project titled Assessing the Australian Football League’s Racial and Religious Vilification Laws to Promote Community Harmony, Multiculturalism and Reconciliation, which investigated the impact of the Australian Football League’s anti-vilification policy since its introduction in 1995. With key stakeholders the Australian Football League, the AFL Players’ Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (previously the Victorian Multicultural Commission), the book gauges the attitudes and perspectives of players and coaches in the AFL regarding Rule 35, the code’s anti-vilification rule. The overarching themes of multiculturalism, reconciliation and social harmony in the AFL workplace have been the guiding ideals that we examined and analysed. The outcomes from the research vectors look at and engage with key issues about race, diversity and difference as it pertains to the elite AFL code, but also looks at the ongoing international conversation as it pertains to these themes in sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
- ASIN: 1138657948
COLLINGWOOD V CARLTON - SECOND SEMI FINAL 1970 - SOUVENIR FOOTBALL RECORD
Australian rules football competitions: South Australian National Football League, West Australian Football League by Books Group (Editor) (30-Nov-2010) Paperback
Rugby League (Murray's Sports Series)
Sport and Its Female Fans
Sport and Its Female
Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being conducted internationally across the social sciences and humanities on this emerging and topical field. While sports spectatorship is a popular and well-respected site of analysis, no book-length, scholarly contribution documents women’s experiences of sports fandom. For this reason, there is an obvious need for a book that offers researchers, students and non-professional readers an authoritative introduction to women’s modes of sport support. Sport and Its Female Fans will be a landmark contribution in the field of sport research and in studies of sports fandom, making an original contribution to the growing, yet under-researched, area of female sports spectators.
- ASIN: 0415629691
Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport (Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives)
Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport (Sport
The Indigenous peoples of Australia have a proud history of participation and the achievement of excellence in Australian sports. Historically, Australian sports have provided a rare and important social context in which Indigenous Australians could engage with and participate in non-Indigenous society. Today, Indigenous Australian people in sports continue to provide important points of reference around which national public dialogue about racial and cultural relations in Australia takes place. Yet much media coverage surrounding these issues and almost all academic interest concerning Indigenous people and Australian sports is constructed from non-Indigenous perspectives. With a few notable exceptions, the racial and cultural implications of Australian sports as viewed from an Indigenous Australian Studies perspective remains understudied. The media coverage and academic discussion of Indigenous people and Australian sports is largely constructed within the context of Anglo-Australian nationalist discourse, and becomes most emphasised when reporting on aspects of ‘racial and cultural’ explanations of Indigenous sporting excellence and failures associated anomalous behaviour. This book investigates the many ways that Indigenous Australians have engaged with Australian sports...
- ASIN: 0415582695