Australian Rules Football

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Australian rules football was first adopted by Western Australia in 1881, and proved so popular that by 1885 it had overtaken Rugby Union to become WA's most popular football code, and the West Australian Football Association (WAFA) was formed. The West Australian Football Association still exists, but is now known as the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Photo: OVAL - FOOTBALL MATCH - Claremont Museum