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BEING A FOOTY FAN

Reader note: while these stories have been developed to support all young people’s participation in footy, we recommend that you speak with your child about the concepts and examples in a way that is relevant to your child.

We have not used team colours in this story so you can think about your favourite team. Click here to download this Footy Story and colour in your favourite team’s colours!

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I have a favourite football team who I barrack for. My favourite team is _____. I am a fan of the _____, which means I really like them.

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Each week during the footy season, I watch the_____ play on television.

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Sometimes, I go to a footy oval to see them playing a game.

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I follow what position they are on the ladder. The ladder is where all of the footy teams are ordered based on how many games they have won and by how many points.

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I feel happy when the _____ win a game. Sometimes, I feel sad when they lose a game.

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I like learning lots about the _____ players.

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Being a footy fan can be fun!

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AllPlay Footy is a joint initiative by Monash University and the AFL. AllPlay Footy was founded at Deakin University in 2015 and has been part of Monash Education since 2021. The AllPlay Footy content and resources presented here have been developed with people with lived experience of disability, consultants from National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability, psychologists and researchers, and are brought to you with funding from a Department of Social Services Information, Linkages and Capacity Building: Social and Community Participation Stream (2020-2021) grant. We aim to use language that is respectful to everyone.