Top Ten Sports In Australia

The Top Ten
1 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

Cricket is best sport ever.

You need a lot of skill, stamina and agility to stand for 5 days and watch the ball getting hit by a batsmen. Also, if the ball rolls at you, while you stand for 3 hours, you need great amount of fibres in your muscles in order to run towards it and occasionally dive.

Sometimes, players even catch the ball while it is suspended in the air. This is called THE wicket. If you succeed in doing this, you need to chuck the ball into the air and clap - this is how you celebrate.

Not to mention that you also score points for running 22m - every 30 minutes. Hardest sport ever. And I love it.

Not being sarcastic at all.

Written by Serbian FOOTBALL educated by Strayan cricket player.

2 Australian Rules Football Australian Rules Football, commonly referred to as Aussie Rules or AFL, is a contact sport that originated in Australia. Played on an oval-shaped field, it involves two teams of 18 players each, with the objective being to kick the ball through the opponent's goalposts to score points. The sport is... read more

How can people say AFL isn't the best sport in Australia? It's Australians game! No other game involves as much endurance, skill, brute force, courage and smarts! AFL players are some of the finest athletes in the country, unlike rugby players who just run into each other or cricketers that are hardly involved in the game for large parts. And we are starting to attract international attention. Mike Pyke, Marty Clarke, Pearce Hanley, Majak Daw and Lin Jong are all international players. Untried international players like Eric Wallace are still exciting as well! When a sport can get 40000+ people to more then half of games, it's clearly the best.

3 Rugby League Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

Best athletes in Australia play Rugby League, it is the most popular sport behind cricket, it had 4 of the most watched sporting programs on T.V. in 2014. In fact more people watched the 2014 NRL Grand Final than any other sport! Should be 2nd behing Cricket with AFL 3rd and Rugby Union 4th. Swimming? What a joke. Who the heck watches Hockey in this country? It is smalltime compared to NRL and AFL. No one gives a damn about Netball and Soccer isn't even televised, no one cares about soccer in Australia!

Hands down best sport. Skill, speed, endurance, tough and the best fights outside of MMA.P.S. the scrum is uncontested so it doesn't slow down the play but still allows a set play with all the forwards tied up, so much better than union where some highlights are just of field goals because that is all that happened.

4 Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

Basketball requires the most skill and shows it the most. It requires all of the abilities of fitness to play the game

Basketball is all I got. When I sad, when I want to be alone, just basketball ball understand me.

How is this second? The is like 1 game televised a week?

5 Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Actually a long running most popular u18 sport in the country. Who hasn't done it?

It doesn't just appeals to kids, it appeals to people from babies to 90yr olds.

Lots of people love swimming and attend it more than any other sport

6 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and it's really fun and enjoyable to play. You need to have really good skills to play soccer. The reason why it's pretty hard to score goal with a goalie standing in front of it, is because more practice and hard work us soccer players put in, the more goals we'll score. Anyway, soccer is popular worldwide, just probably not in the US, because they have their own football {American Football}.

Football (proper Football that is I. E that which is kicked with the foot) is the world game and working class game, unlike upper class colonial cricket which is played by only a handful of ex British colonies in world wide terms.

7 Netball

Netball. Play to live, Live to play.
It should be right up there, at the top of this list. At the top of the world.

Netball is an amazing game. Easy for anyone to pick up.

Netball is funner than any other sport!

8 Hockey

Hockey should be well above basketball at least. It is extremely popular in Australia as well.

Core fitness required is high, not as high as swimming but still demanding.

Skill level is FAR higher than soccer or basketball, just watch ball skills on YouTube.
Cricket shouldn't even be in the top 10.

Hockey is obviously the greatest sport in the country and the world as hockey players don't cry their ass off like soccer player when they fall over.

I play Hockey all the time at school and because of that I love it so much...

9 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
10 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.
The Contenders
11 Softball
12 Rugby Union

Australia is one of the strongest teams in the rugby world. Although we are not the power house that we once were, we remain one of the biggest threats the the All Blacks. It has a great culture for good sportsmanship both on and off the field unlike rugby league. Its popularity also seems to be growing once again.

Rugby Union should be higher than Rugby League because Rugby League is almost exclusively played in Australia.

Amazing sport both on and off the field. So inclusive to all and really embodies the true spirit of sport.

13 Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

Tennis, Cricket, and AFL are what I think define Australia. Everyone I know was brought up competing in one of these.
Cricket is only the more popular international sport because of it's demographic hot spots and their massive populations. I believe that tennis brings in the most revenue for the economy not only because of how big it is here but also because of how popular the athletes who play the sport are when they compete in Australia.

Tennis is all about skill, you may be strong, you may be fast but that is only a minor part of tennis, it's 40% physical 60% mental is probably the most boring to watch most fun to play!

14 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Volleyball is one of the best sports I have ever played (and I have played a lot of them). Though we do not spend our time sensesley beating other people up to get out all of our aggresions, we do have to learn how to constently be in control of what our bodys do. This sport requires you to be in a supremly high phisical condition with strenght in every part of your body. While other people are busy hitting soft grass with full protective pads we must leart how to hit hard floor with next to nothing protecting us.

15 Equestrian

This should be right up number one!
Australia always makes us proud in the Olympics with equestrian!
I think it should be 2nd because yeah, cricket is Australia
Not only is this the hardest sport but it's also one of the most thrilling
You have no idea what's gonna happen next!

16 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..
17 Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is awesome fun if you've never tried it you should. It can be a massive challenge and sometimes even scary!

18 Auto Racing

Should be more popular but is still the most physical demanding sport

Endurocross, its more challenging but safer as it is a low speed race, tackling each obstacles are fun

19 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.
20 Cheerleading Cheerleading is a sport and performance activity that combines elements of dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Originating in the United States, it has evolved significantly over the years, moving beyond the traditional role of leading cheers for sports teams to become a highly competitive activity in... read more

Cheerleading Is a very hard working sport.

21 MMA

By far the best sport ever! I love all my sports Iv played footy Iv played cricket Iv played basketball and I love them all but they don't compare to MMA if I wanna be professional at one sport it would be this! I wanna be the next UFC Champion of the world!

22 Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.
23 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.
24 Paint Ball
25 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics is a difficult sport for everyone. It is mach harder than Football and Soccer, which is why more people do Footy and Soccer, rather than Gymnastics.
It deserves to be first.

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