BTN: Marngrook footy

The video was about who founded AFL and how the indigenous people played football.

 

AFL was founded more than 150 years ago by a man named Thomas Wentworth Wills who was originally playing cricket.

It is a sport based on a game played by indigenous people for thousands of years. It was called Marngrook.

You had to be really energetic to play this sport because games could last up to 2 days!

 

Why did the games last up to 2 days, why didn’t they just play for 2 hours?

How did the indigenous people come up with this game?

 

I learnt that the indigenous people played footy and it was played with a ball made of possum skin and teams were represented by different animal totems.

 

Indigenous athletes have been successful at playing Aussie rules as it is believed to be part of their heritage.

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