Glossary Of Terms


not 15!
a call by the field umpire when the football has been kicked less than fifteen metres
Indicating that a mark will not be awarded from that kick.
Previously Not 10! before a change in law increased the minimum distance for a mark from ten to fifteen metres.
a short and stocky player
Or a player who makes the most of a limited skill set.
colloquialism for the ball

Positions on the Oval

Glossary of Terms

Australian rules football has developed a unique and rich terminology. This list is an alphabetical glossary of terms, jargon and slang.

History of the Rules of Aussie Rules

These rules, first instituted by the Melbourne Football Club, were formulated by Tom Wills in 1859.