Monday, August 6, 2012

Guest Post- AFL By Vishal

AFL
Australian Football League

Australia is full of sports, one my favourite sports is the Australian Football League or footy for short. There are 18 teams, they are: Western Bulldogs, Carlton, GWS, Brisbane lions, Adelaide crows, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Fremantle, West Coast Eagles, Geelong cats, Gold coast suns, Collingwood, Richmond, St. Kilda, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Hawthorn and Sydney swans. Every team has its own mascot and its own logo.


Here are all the team’s logos:

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But what is A.F.L? Well it is where two teams verse each other to win so they can go up the ladder and in the grand final the top two teams in the ladder verse each other to win, that year’s premiership cup. The ball which is used in footy is an oval shaped ball with 4 sides and in one of the sides there are eight stiches holding the pumping end. The footy ground is shaped like an oval and the scores are scored as a goal or a point. For a goal you get 6 points and the goals are set up like the poles in the picture:

My favourite team is Collingwood and I believe that they are one of the best. My favourite Collingwood players are Alan Didak, Chris Tarrant and Darren Jolly.



There are only 18 players allowed on a footy oval and those positions are: Full back, Full forward, wing 1, wing 2, Centre half back, Centre half forward, Forward pocket 1, Forward pocket 2, Back pocket 1, Back pocket 2, Half forward flank 1, Half forward flank 2, Half back flank 1, Half back flank 2, Rover 1, Rover 2, Ruck man and Ruck rover. Here are all their positions in the oval:


Here is a little chart of what team everyone in my class goes for:


We are sorry if your team is not in the chart but these teams are all the teams that our class goes for.

Here is short Kahootz animation about what a real A.F.L match can look like:

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What team do go for and why?

Do play football for a club?

How many ways can you kick a footy?

Blog Post By Vishal ACPS Grade 5/6

57 comments:

  1. Hi Vishal

    What a great post! I am a mad Collingwood fan and my most favourite player is Daisy Thomas. I teach Prep at St. Luke's in Blackburn South and last term we had a visit from Harry O'Brien to talk to us about his work with UNICEF. He was a very impressive speaker and passionate about his cause.

    I'm so glad you have written this post all about AFL because our overseas visitors don't really know what Aussie rules is all about - fantastic work! You have presented such a clear explanation of what the AFL is.

    Good luck for the rest of the season. I hope we will be at the Grand final and singing our great club song!

    From Mrs Kennedy

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    1. Hi Mrs Kennedy

      Thank you for your kind comment. I believe my blog will help lots of people who come from overseas.

      from Vishal Aitken Creek p.s

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  2. Great post, Vishal. I love how we Aussies are so passionate about the game!!! I am a Cats supporter, so have experienced a lot of happiness of late. However, that follows 40 years of disappointment. It's important that we keep loving our team through the hard years!

    I teach Grade 5 and 6 so was interested in your blog!

    Mrs Yore
    www.themiddlematters.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mrs Yore,

      I wasn't born here but I know a lot about A.F.L.
      Cats are a good team but I think collingwood are doing better this year.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  3. Hi Vishal,
    Love your post - I'm a Collingwood supporter too, so always interested to read about them. As a teacher I'm really impressed by how many tools you've used to give us all this interesting information - movies, images, diagrams, a graph - wow! Glad to see so many of your classmates are Collingwood supporters as well.

    Go Pies!

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    1. Hello Linda,

      Yes there are a lot of students in my class who go for collingwood and I use a software called Kahootz 3 to do my graphies

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  4. Hi Vishal,

    I really enjoyed your post. I teach 7th graders in the United States so was not aware of what teams were in the AFL and how the game is played. Your descriptions of the AFL were quite interesting. In particular, the video clip of the team logos and the animation of what an AFL match is like were great! Occasionally, there are AFL matches shown on cable here. I will make it a point to watch some this year.

    Nice job!

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    1. Hi Vitale,

      I loved my blog post as much as you. Can you tell what are the most popular games in the US, Thanks

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  5. Dear Vishal

    We were really excited to see a post about AFL as we are from New Zealand and have only heard about the game, Aussie Rules.

    You probably know that us New Zealanders are really into Rugby. We noticed some difference between Rugby and AFL. These are: your pitch is oval like the ball whereas a Rugby pitch is a rectangle (a rugby ball is the same as your AFL ball), your players wear singlets and our players wear shirts, and rugby has only two goal posts at each end and you have four.

    Could you please tell us what happens with the four goal posts?

    We look forward to your reply.

    Miss McLeod and the Potters Reading group
    Room 24

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    1. Hi Miss Mcleod and the Potters
      Reading group and room 24,

      I use to watch rugby and I enjoyed it, there are some differences with a footy ball and rugby and the four goal post represent 1 point and 6 points.

      from Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  6. Hi Vishal, Great work in the information and presentation of your work. Really enjoyed the animation and audio. Have you considered a Richmond presentation?
    Ms Murray ACPS

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    1. Hello Mrs Murray,

      Thank you for your kindness, when I thought of doing a A.F.L guest post, I thought for a really long time and I decided to do collingwood as the are the best team in the planet.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  7. Hi Vishal,

    Great post! I am so proud of the effort you have put into writing your guest post and your attention to detail.

    You already know that I am an avid Blues supporter and I am sure that is why you chose Collingwood to defeat them in your animation.

    I do not play footy for a club and I am not very good at kicking a footy either! Maybe I should get you to teach me.

    You should be very proud of the response that your post has generated! Especially the retweet from Nathan Brown, number 16 from Collingwood. How exciting.

    Keep up the fantastic work.

    Miss Spink

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    1. Hi Miss Spink,

      If you want me to, I will gladly teach you how to play football and I was excited when Nathan Brown retweet to me. I will also do my best.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  8. Hi Vishal,

    I loved your post! I love AFL too but I am a West Coast supporter. You may have already known that though!

    I really loved how you put in a pie chart of all the teams the students in your grade follow and then apologised for the other teams that aren't in your graph.

    Did you like making the kahootz animation? There is so much you can do on Kahootz - it's great!!

    I don't play football, but I use to go outside and have a kick with my friends back when I was younger. I could kick straight, but the ball didn't go very far!

    Keep up the great work.
    Mrs Vavala

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    1. Hello Mrs Vavala,

      Yes I did like making the Kahootz animation. I have to say West coast are doing good this year.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  9. Hey Vishal,
    My favourite team is Collingwood Magpies because they are a really good team and nearly my whole family goes for the Magpies..I wish we win the Grand Finals this year!!

    Sincerely Can,ACPS

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    1. Hi Vishal

      Good team! I go for collingwood aswell. The reason I go for magpies is because they all kick awesome goals and they try their hardest.I don't play in a footy club but I hope I can join one in future time.There are many ways to kick a ball but the way I kick is by the side of my foot. I even love the colours and I hope you do aswell. Hope they win in the finals!

      Regards,
      Fatat

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    2. Hi Can,

      I know that collingwood will win the grand final this year.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  10. Hi Vishal
    We go for geelong cats because THEY ARE THE BEST....




    Sincerely Sheree, Amar ACPS

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  11. Hi Vishel
    I go for Geelong Cats because my family well my and brother do.

    I don't play for a football club.

    I can only kick a ball straight to the goals posts but the ball does not go very far.

    From Monifah

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  12. Hi Vishal,
    First of all I would like to say congratulations on making your AFL blog.
    My number one favourite team is COLLINGWOOD!!!!!! Because I like how they play during the game and not only I like the colours, it's just it's the best team ever!!!!!! GO GO GO MAGPIES!!!! I hope we win every grand final in every year!!!! And again Congratulations!!!!

    Sincerely Sevgi,ACPS GO MAGPIES GO MAGPIES GO MAGPIES GO MAGPIES

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    1. hello Sevgi,

      Thank you and I do think that collingwood will win this year. I love the colours too.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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    2. Dear Cheuk and Adison,

      Check I believe your third way for kicking a ball is not bad but just need working on kicking it straght.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  13. Dear Vishal

    We really like your post Vishal. As you already know I go for the Bombers because when I lived in Coburg the Bombers came to my school. Though then I did not go for anyone but I really like there colours.Adisons goes for Collingwood. I don't play at a football club but I do go to CSIRO Double Helix Science club!I'm not so good at kicking a football but I can kick a football about three ways
    1. Soft kick
    2. Hard kick
    3. Really bad kick!
    ( They're not really kicks though!)


    From Adison And Cheuk Yue Aikten Creek P.S

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  14. Hi Vishal

    Its Celine and Chelsea here. We loved your guest post. As you know Chelseas team is Brisbane Lions and celines is Hawthorn.Chelsea and I do not play for a football club we just play it for fun. Celine and I just kick the ball randomly

    Regards Chelsea and Celine

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    1. Hi Celine and Chelsea,

      I think if you two girls try your best then you might even find that you can be the footy players you can be.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  15. Hi Vishal,
    Your blog was really good and entertainingand I believe that other people will learn from it.

    From Kisa Aitken Creek P.S
    Room 9

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    1. Hi Kisa,

      Some people have told me that my blog post was entertaining and some people have told that oversea people can learn from it.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  16. Hi Vishal,

    The team I like is Hawthorn and I like them because I like the colours and they also win some games.
    I don't play in a footy club.
    You can kick a football straight, high in the air and by the side.
    I enjoy football because everyone wins games, has fun and the sportsmenship.

    Sincerely,

    Max ACPS

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    1. Hi Max,

      I like Hawthorn too but I believe that collingwood are better this year.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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    2. Hello Vishal,
      I believe Collingwood have been playing better than Hawthorn this year like you.But Hawthorn is a really good team aswell.
      From Can A.C.P.S

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  17. Hi vishal,

    You did a great job at making that all by yourself are you proud of yourself?

    From Yousif,

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    1. Hi yousif,

      Yes I am really proud of myself and you forgot to answer the things I asked you.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek

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  18. Hi Vishal,

    I go for Richmond because I like the colours and because they play together as a team. I play football at home and I think you can kick a football 2 ways.

    GO RICHMOND!!!!

    From Fatih P/1A ACPS

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    1. Dear Fatih

      Hi fatih there are actually many ways to kick the ball there is torpedos, left snap ,right snap, drop punt and a nice straight kick to kick a nice goal good looking goal for RICHMOND AND COLLINGWOOD i go for MIGHTY FIGHTING PIES BUT I THINK RICHMOND is also good.

      from Ramzy

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  19. Dear Vishal,

    I go for Collingwood because they play football GOOD, "I love that team".Sorry Vishal but I don't play football for a club,I only play football at home and at school.

    I have got two ways to kick a football and that is kicking it on the ground and kicking it while holding it.

    From Jonty:D

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    1. Hi Jonty,

      Yes collingwood does play good and this year they are better.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  20. Hi Vishal,
    I go for Collingwood because i like how the team players play.
    I play football with my brother at home and sometimes at the park.
    I can kick a football 2 way,the first way is kicking the ball straight and on the side.

    I LOVE COLLINGWOOD!!

    From levon prep/1a room 9 ACPS

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  21. To Vishal,

    Rafters favourite team is Sydney swans and mine is West Coast eagles. Rafter and I dont play for a club. rafter and I can kick a football.

    From Rafter and Lola

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    1. Hi Rafter and Lola,

      I would really like to see you two kick a footy one day.

      From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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  22. Sheree and Amar,

    I love the cats too but I will all ways be a magpie fan.

    Dear From Vishal Aitken Creek P.S

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    1. Hi Amar,
      Geelong are not going very good this year and i don't know if they will go to grand final.

      Who is your secoud favorite team in the football?

      From Sheree and Monifah
      Aitken Creek PS

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  23. hello Monifah,

    I think maybe if you train to play footy the you might know lot of other way to kick a footy and kick it long to.

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  24. Hi Vishal,

    I'am a carlton supporter because they are the best team ever and I don't play in any team and I can kick the ball 3 times in a game.


    By: Duarte

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    1. Hello Duarte,
      I know that Carlton is not better than Collingwood.Your team Carlton only won us because they had luck and we did not have our best players on, we only had our substitutes on.Your team have done well but I believe you wouldn't win this year.
      From Can,Aitken Creek P.S

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  25. dear vishy fishy


    GO COLLINGWOOD in my opinion i think that collingwood sydney and hawthorn and maybe carlton west coast adelaide and richmond will have chance of making it into the finnals. In my opinion i think that richmond have done well this year.
    and if collingwood wins the grand final we will win with luck.

    by ramzy

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  26. Dear Vishal,

    I go for collingwood because I think it's the best team and it playes very good. well I dont play for a football club but I really like football I hope collingwood wins the finals GOOOO GOOOOOO COLLINGWOOD GOOO COLLINGWOOD, COLLINGWOOD IS THE BEST TEAM GOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOO COLLINGWOOD!!!

    Regard Ramy goooooooo collingwood!!!!

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  27. dear Miss Spink



    GO COLLINGWOOOD


    from Ramzy

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  28. Hi Vishal,

    Thanks for the compliment.You can be a footy player to because your pretty good.

    Regards Chelsea

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  29. Dear Vishal,

    I finished my blog as well. Your blog post is much better tham mine! I would like to know how to make my blog better. Can you help?

    Cheuk Yue Aitken Creek P.S


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  30. Hey Vishal,
    I really like your guest blog post. I go for Geelongs cats. I go for Geelong because I used to live there and I love them. I don't play footy for a team but I might have to start because you boys beat me all the time ;) I thought there was only one way to kick a footy. Obviously not. Well I only know 1 way to kick a footy. You drop it then kick it.

    Talk soon
    Makeelly ACPS

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  31. Hey Vishal

    I love football it is my favourite sport I love it. I do play for a club it is called Bundoora Park Thunderbolts. We made into the finals but got kicked out in the first round :(. I go for Brisbane Lions!!!!! You'll hear the mighty roar!!!! I can kick a football many ways but my favourite way is drop punt. I realy need to work on my left foot so I can kick on any foot when I am introuble.

    Kind regards Campbell

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  32. Hi Vishal,
    My Favorite Footy Team is Richmond Because they may not be the best footy team ever but they never give up.I do not play for a footy club because im not that into footy. I can only kick a footy one way and it's just dropping a footy on my foot.


    Kind regards Tatenda

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  33. dear Tender


    I believe that Richmond are doing way better than Carlton this year and west coast are even better tnan CARLTOn.Richmond do have some good players like dustin martin ,robin nahas,shane tuck,Reece conca,jack king ,tyrone vickery,jack riewoldt see tatenda your team has some pretty good players and your right they never give up.

    from ramzy

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  34. Dear Miss spink


    GO COLLINGWOOOD SORRY ABOUT CARLTOOON



    From ramzy

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  35. Dear 5/6,
    I love footy and I believe that Collingwood are the best and I am a little sad that collingwood lost to Hawkthorn but who cares.

    From Vishal Aitken creek

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