Aussie Rules Football: An Outsider's Perspective
An overview of the evolution of Australian Rules football in Victoria from its origins in 1858 to the present day. The opening chapter provides a snapshot of the unusual 2020 AFL season. I then trace the evolution of the game in Victoria during the late 1800s including the background to the 1896 VFA/VFL split, followed by a chapter outlining the development of the two leagues during the 20th century. This is followed by chapters on…

Aussie Rules Football: An Outsider’s Perspective is an interesting book which contains many compelling numbers and figures. It highlights the rich history of a sport that has a special place in the hearts of many Australians. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much since I quite enjoy reading about sports. I would highly recommend this book to people who thoroughly enjoy sports and are interested in reading about the great players and other brilliant pioneers of a sport which is deeply interconnected with Australian culture.

Review by Thisal, Year 9 Mazenod College.