AFL stands for the Australian Football League which is the highest-level professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL the sport’s governing body, also looks after all aspects of the unique game of Australian Football, and is responsible for controlling the football game rules and laws.

The AFL was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL) as the breakaway from the previous Victorian Football Association (VFA), with its inaugural season commencing in 1897. Originally comprising only teams based in the Australian state of Victoria, the competition’s name was changed to the Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding to other states in 1980s.

Australian Football League