The Australian Football League (AFL), is the world’s only professional Australian Rules Football league. The AFL is Australia’s most popular sport, and has one of the highest average attendance rates of any sporting competition in the world.
There are 18 teams in the AFL, with all but one Australian state represented. Melbourne has the most sides in the league with nine clubs, while Perth, Adelaide and Sydney each have two sides, and Brisbane, Geelong and the Gold Coast having one side each.
The AFL premiership season is run over 23 rounds from March to August each year. The AFL ladder determines the finishing position of each side at the conclusion of the home and away season. Teams receive four points for each win throughout the year, with for and against splitting any teams on equal points at the end of the season.
The AFL Finals Series is held over four weeks in late August and September between the top eight teams from the home and away season. The AFL Grand Final is held on the final Saturday in September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The AFL Grand Final is one of the largest sporting events in Australia and one of the highest rating TV shows of the year. The Norm Smith Medal is awarded to the best player on ground in the AFL Grand Final each year. For the latest AFL Premiership betting odds see here – AFL Premiership Betting Odds.
Each season the player judged the Best and Fairest of the year is awarded the Brownlow Medal. The Brownlow is one of Australian sport’s most prestigious prizes and only awarded to the best players of the game. For the latest AFL Premiership betting odds see here – AFL Brownlow Medal Betting Odds.