Experiencing Australian Football Culture

Experiencing Australian Football Culture

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>>Curtin International students, sponsored
by the Australian Government, were provided their first taste of AFL football recently,
under the Australian Awards Scholarship program. As special guests of the Fremantle Dockers
for their win against the Greater Western Sydney Giants, these students from mainly
developing countries were given the opportunity to take part in the purple playground before
taking their seats for the big game.>>AFL I think stands for Australian Football League.>>The first I’d known about AFL was a few
years ago through my cousin’s husband. He’s from Australia, so he taught me a bit about
the basic rules about the AFL.>>And I know that it was introduced in 1858,
but renamed in 1999- 1990 as AFL.>>My local family team back home is called
Ramena Dockers [assumed spelling], so we have a Dockers team back home too.>>The students gathered back in the purple
playground after the Dockers win to express their thoughts on this new experience.>>It was actually a really entertaining game,
hear the crowd screaming, so it was really good.>>I think it just blew my mind. Watching
it on the small screen on the tele is totally different than watching it live.>>I actually didn’t have any idea on AFL
when I went into the stadium, but it was a good chance to observe how it is played. How
the game is played. It’s a very fast game.>>It’s actually really good, it’s really
entertaining, so yeah, just watch it. It’s really good.>>Thank you so much Fremantle Dockers to
invite us tonight. Thank you.>>The AFL game as part of the Australia Awards
Scholarship program, please give us a wave and please give them a round of applause.
Welcome to AFL.

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