Australian Rules Betting
Australian Rules Football Betting
First played in 1859 in Melbourne, Australia, Aussie Rules Football
has only one professional league in its home named country which also hosts the most prestigious competition The Australia Football League (AFL) culminating in the AFL Final, the highest attended club championship event in the world.
The sport is also played in over 30 countries at an amateur level around the world.
The AFL football season down under runs from March through to August (early winter in the southern Hemisphere) and culminates in the Grand Final at the MCG and is a major source of betting throughout the six month season both on a fixed odds basis and via exchange betting.
The 2010 final ended in a draw (between Collingwood and St Kilda), but in the subsequent replay Collingwood overwhelmed their rivals to run out winners by 108-52 in front of a crowd of 93,853.
Hawthorn (The Hawks) has the largest supporter base in the country and are the most successful club in the history of the AFL having won a Premiership title in each of the last five decades, last successful in the 2008 season.
Their most bitter rivals were Essendon (the Bombers) also based in Melbourne who they met in three successive grand finals in the mid 80's.
List of AFL Grand Final Winners - 10 Year Winners
2010 - Winner: Collingwood Runner Up: St Kilda
2009 - Winner: Geelong Runner Up: St Kilda
2008 - Winner: Hawthorn Runner Up: Geelong
2007 - Winner: Geelong Runner Up: Port Adelaide
2006 - Winner: West Coast Runner Up: Sydney
2005 - Winner: Sydney Runner Up: West Coast
2004 - Winner: Port Adelaide Runner Up: Brisbane
2003 - Winner: Brisbane Runner Up: Collingwood
2002 - Winner: Brisbane Runner Up: Collingwood
2001 - Winner: Brisbane Runner Up: Essendon