The Australian Football League abbreviated for AFL is a highly followed game with fans from across the globe. The history of the game can well be traced to 1896 when eight teams decided to part ways from the Victorian Football Association (VFA)so as to form the Victorian Football League (VFL). Dates prove that VFA came to picture as a formed body in 1877 however the organized Australian Football came only be played even before the first official game took place which was between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar in 1858.
Gradually sports fans increased and so did the popularity which lead to the expansion of VFL into Western Australian and Queensland which also stand historic to the inculcation of the West Coast Eagles and the Brisbane bears. With this movement three teams were based outside the Victorian segment which is why the VFL was further renamed to being known as the Australian Football League (AFL) in the 1990.
It was one of the historic moves which also forced that the most successful South Australian team, Port Adelaide also joined the AFL. This was followed with the historical moment when in 1996 the 100th season of VFL/AFL football marked into the documented books, this lead to an entire season of celebrations for all teams and fans across Australia.
Another historic moment came in 1997 when Adelaide won the first premiership which was inspired by the inclusion of cross town rivals and again in 1998 they Adelaide won back-to-back matches.
It was in 2000 that the final system was given a newer look which on a whole brought more uncertainty and complexity where the team number remained at eight however AFL requested for match ups from week one not to be repeated in week three. Despite all the confusion the changed system still remains the most preferred system of AFL.
No matter what the changes the AFL remains the heart and soul of the Australian nation. It is one game which every Australian follows with dedication. No matter which the team many people prefer to watch it till the end.