Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football is the most popular sport in Australia, with thousands of amateur teams playing in local competitions, along with professional-level teams competing nationally. The game is usually referred to as “Aussie Rules”, “AFL”, “footy”, or “football” (room for confusion exists here, as soccer is also called “football” in various countries). Australian Rules Football […]

The Melbourne Cup [horse race]

The Melbourne Cup The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia. It began in 1861 and has been held every year since. It is held on the first Tuesday in November, with the race starting at 3 p.m. The Cup is a race for thoroughbred horses, three years old and over, with […]

The Ashes [cricket, Australia vs. England]

The Ashes is a cricket competition played between Australia and England. It has been an ongoing event since 1882, the year in which a visiting Australian team won a game of cricket in England. The origin of “the Ashes” as a term comes from a humorous “obituary”, regarding the English team losing against the Australian […]

Don Bradman, legend of Australian cricket

Don Bradman, legend of Australian cricket Don Bradman was Australia’s greatest sportsman, being the most successful batsman to have ever emerged in the history of cricket — not just in Australia, but around the entire world. Bradman was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, on the 27th of August 1908; he grew up in Bowral […]