The Healesville Football Club is an Australian rules football team that competes in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League. The Healesville Tennis Club, which competes in the Eastern Region Tennis junior and senior events, is located in Healesville. The two clubs are affiliated with each other.
Healesville was originally home to both a soccer and a rugby league club but they both closed down after a few seasons respectively. Now only one club remains in the form of AFL football club the Healesville Football Club. The club has participated in every AFL season since its inception in 1997 until it withdrew in 2014 when it was discovered it could not meet the criteria for membership. It returned for the 2017 season having met all requirements set by the AFL.
Healesville is a small town in Victoria's Heath Shire region, about 70 km north-east of Melbourne. The population was estimated to be 9,000 in 2016.
Healesville was first settled by farmers in 1836. The area was selected by John Pascoe Fawkner as a site for a new township and named Moorooduc after a local Aboriginal woman. However, the land was found to be unsuitable and work on the settlement began again closer to Melbourne at what became known as Healesville. This new community was planned by Henry Elgee who also designed Coburg.
Queensland has two completely professional football clubs, the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns, both of which compete in the top national competition, the Australian Football League (AFL). They also compete in the interstate North East Australian Football League (with reserve teams).
The AFL was founded in 1897 and is one of the most popular sports in Australia. The Brisbane Lions were born in an expansion team of the AFL in 1995 and they play their home games at the new $150 million Gabba stadium. The Gold Coast Suns joined the league as a second club in 1997 and they share Metricon Stadium with the University of South Coast Queensland.
Both clubs have won the AFL premiership, the annual final series of matches that determine the champion of the league. The Lions have been present in all grades of the finals system and have never been defeated, while the Suns have only made it to the first round of the finals once, in 2001.
In addition to playing in the AFL, the Brisbane Lions also have representative teams that play in the AFL State Games. The Lions have won three of these games - 1998, 2000 and 2002 - and have come close to winning a fourth in 2004 when they lost by just four points under controversial circumstances. The Suns have never played in the state game series.
There are several other senior men's football clubs in Queensland.
The West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Football Club represent Western Australia in the Australian Football League (AFL). Perth Stadium is the "home" of Australian rules football in Perth. In addition, there is a local West Australian Football League (WAFL) with nine clubs representing metropolitan regions. The state's senior men's team is known as the West Australians.
There are also several junior football leagues based across Western Australia. These include the South West Division of the Southern Football League, the Great Southern Football League, the Peel & District Football League, and the Goldfields Football League.
Football is one of the most popular sports in Western Australia. The state's main football rivalry is against Victoria. Other rivalries include South Australia and Tasmania.
There are three levels of football in WA: League City, State League, and Westar Cup (under-18s). Each league has its own season which typically runs from March to September. State League 1 and 2 compete directly for the National Premier Leagues West title while League 3 plays for the right to challenge State League 1 and 2 in the finals series. A state league winner is guaranteed a place in the next year's national finals series; a top-placed state league runner-up will also usually qualify unless they have already qualified by winning a national championship or being granted an exemption.
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The oldest club in Sydney is Marrickville Soccer Club. It was founded in 1883. The game then known as "footie" was being played by students at the Government School in Pitt Street Mall, now known as University High School.
Marrickville has always been a sporting community and it's no surprise that they are considered the birthplace of soccer in Sydney. In fact, if it weren't for the students playing this new sport at the school, it might never have spread beyond the school grounds!
Even though Marrickville has been around for so long, they still hold many championships under their belt. In 1884, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1915. They also have the honor of being the first team to represent Australia in overseas competition when they went to England in 1885. However, there was no official league back then so they could not claim any titles while they were away.
In Sydney, there is just one team, the Sydney Swans, while in Melbourne, there are multiple teams, each representing a distinct neighborhood, similar to how Rugby League teams in Sydney are organized. Aussie Rules was designed to keep players in condition during the off season, which is why it is played on a cricket oval. The sport itself wasn't designed to be competitive, so only in specific circumstances will games end in a tie.
There are two types of Australian rules football matches: pre-season trials and regular season games. Pre-season trials are friendlies that take place before the start of the official season to determine final roster spots and to give new players a chance to prove themselves. These games are usually held on a Sunday afternoon and have no impact on your standing in the league.
During the regular season, each team plays other teams twice - once at home and once away - for a total of 18 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. The team with the most points at the end of the season is declared the champion.
The AFL has been very successful over time because unlike other professional sports leagues, it does not have a fixed number of teams. This allows them to remove poorly performing teams without affecting the overall competition balance. For example, after the 2012 season, it was reported that two percent of fans had attended a game this year.