July 1858 saw the birth of Australia's own game, Australian Football, when talented cricketer Thomas Wentworth Wills initiated the game as a winter fitness activity, By the late 1800s clubs had been formed throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area and extended to Geelong. The ubiquitous oval and four goal posts were becoming a familiar sight and the rules were developing with a new code drawn up in 1874. One hundred and thirty years on, Australia's own football code sees 420,000 participants with an annuall aggregate of 6.6 Million Spectators.



SKU 314688007147
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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