F is for football

The benefits of physical activity and social interaction through sport are well documented.

Football is also in full swing at a grass roots level across the nation. It’s never too late to register with your neighbourhood club or head down to support your local team. Even without pulling on the boots, nothing beats having a casual kick with your mates or kids or releasing some energy barracking from the sidelines.

The NAB AFL Auskick program is also underway at local centres around the country. The program provides boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 years old with a fun and safe Australian football experience that introduces them to a lifetime of involvement in the game. As well as learning about the game, the program encourages a healthy lifestyle and helps with the development of children’s personal and social skills.

A new initiative from the AFL is AFL 9’s, a mixed ‘touch football’ alternative game. With no tackling or bumping, AFL 9’s is a great option for people of any age and skill level to be a part of the action.

For more information visit afl.com.au

Recommended reading - Travelling in Australia

Travel

10 reasons to visit the Gold Coast this winter

Retreat from the winter chill to the balmy Gold Coast – here are the top things to do on your stay.

Read more
Travel

2 Days In Uluru

A spiritual mini-break to visit Australia’s most famous rock is easier than you’d think.

Read more
Travel

7 ways to spend a weekend in Brisbane

Here’s a handful of ideas for making the most of your visit to Brisbane.

Read more
Travel

Australia’s 7 best places for a family bike ride

Get pedalling as a family in these gorgeous locations around Australia.

Read more
Travel

8 breathtaking hiking trails around Australia

Discover your love for the great outdoors with this list of stunning hiking trails.

Read more
Travel

The 10 best hiking trails around Australia

Here are some of the most picturesque hiking trails around Australia.

Read more
Travel

Bright travels

Experience the Victorian High Country at its most colourful.

Read more
Community

The best places to ski in Australia

Here are some of the best spots in Australia for a snow trip.

Read more
Travel

Escape to the Blue Mountains

Breathe in that clear mountain air, refresh and rejuvenate: discover the beauty of Katoomba.

Read more
Community

Walking in Tasmania

Helen Collier describes a trek through Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness.

Read more
Travel

Top 8 summer weekend getaways

No matter where you live in Australia, here are the top weekend getaways close to your home city.

Read more
Travel

Mind, body and soul in Tasmania

Regular mini breaks can be a refreshing, cost-effective way to recharge.

Read more
Travel

Meet my city: Sydney

Sydney local Adam tours us round the best places to swim, jog, cycle and find some peace and quiet.

Read more

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.