Glossary Of Terms

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WACA
the perth cricket ground, a major afl stadium in wa
An acronym for the Western Australian Cricket Association.
wing
a position either side of the centre
The wingers control the open spaces either side of the ground, and need to be highly skilled, especially in kicking.
Wingmen also require considerable pace and stamina, as they run up and down the ground linking play between defence and attack.
with the flight
a mark taken on the run in the same direction the ball is travelling
wooden spoon
a mock award
Received by the team who finishes last on the ladder, at the end of the home and away season.
worm burner
a kick that runs along the ground
Also known as a daisy cutter or grubber.

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.

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