Saturday, May 10, 2008

150 years of AFL

Today a special celebration football match was played. The teams, made up from the elite of the current Australian Rules Football competition, competed at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

It was here on August 7th, 1858 that the first game of Australian football was played. Thomas Wills, the person credited for inventing the game, was co-umpire.

This plaque is at Moyston in Victoria; Thomas Wills grew up in the district and played Marn Grook with local aboriginal lads. Elements of this game are evident in the modern football game.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I'll bet the game was more fun then...than now!! Happy day to you!hughugs