Top Ten Sports In Australia

The Top Ten

1 Cricket 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.

yes, cricket should get number one sports status over AFL in Australia as it's a international sport. We achieved huge reputation all over the world by cricket, not by AFL. In contrast AFL is a domestic sports, apart native Australian nobody ever have any sense about AFL. Aussie won cricket world cup for three times. Go aussie with cricket only.

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.

Cricket is the future most popular sports in the world not football. Cricket will overtake soccer and all of the sports in the world. By 2031many nations play cricket World Cup Amin. The countries are USA China Brazil Germany Argentina Chile Canada Mexico and so on it will play cricket in near future Amin and it will popular in all countries Amin.

Most popular sport in Australia Just ahead of AFL, Soccer and Netball

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2 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.

Soccer (football) is the world game played in almost every country around the world. It requires a huge amount of skill much more than what is required in Rugby. Football is more than a sport, it's a religion!

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}.

I hate this bloody sport

Soccer I my favorite sport

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3 Swimming 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.

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

If you like swimming you should be a swimmer

Great for development of the whole person

YEAH, swimming

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4 Basketball 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.

My names Stephen curry but I live in America although Australia is my favourite other than America I play for the golden state warriors and I hope to see u in California soon and whoever's favourite is basketball I might tweet them up but no mean tweets from people that hate basketball because I just recently found this website and I am being kind of a noob

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

I'm really into basketball it is fun to play and requires a lot of concentration and skills

Ben Simmons

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5 AFL

you have to be at your physical peak in every single contest in other sports you don't have to you can also be tackled from anywhear and sometimes wont know where you have been tackled from because the ground is oval but in other sports such as rugby and soccer you know that you are going to be tackled from the front or sides harley ever from behinf and Go TIGERS! Dustin Martin is the best

Aussie rules is the best sport in the world. It requires speed, strength, agility, intelligence. Jumping. Pretty much every physical and mental attributes you need to play this sport. Cricket is a game for boring people with no lives or any real skill.

Really this should 1st, seriously it is australians sport and is awesome its called aussie rules for a reason

Afl is the best

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6 Netball

I live to play netball it should be 1st

Netball is just a great game

I love netball go netball

Netball truly is a great game, but it is just not available to enough people. if people could just try it they may find it amazing.

its also great for those looking to stay fit, but not to get violent like you do in rugby or basketball

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7 Hockey

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.

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.

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

Hockey is definitely the best sport ny far.

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

Apart from swimming this is the ultimate sport where it is all about one person and their skill - no hiding a weaker player among the stronger team members

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!

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.

Go LLeyton Hewitt you Assie ledgend

9 Volleyball 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.

I love Volleyball. You can play with other people without touching them. Because of this you can't get hurt by an idiot from the other team

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. - trippingdove

10 Boxing 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..

It should be first

I agree that aussies are crap at this

The Aussies Hate Boxing and are completely crap at it too!

i love it

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The Contenders

11 Rugby League 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.

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.

Hands down best sport in the world. The toughest sport in the world even more than union and NFL. Bigger collisions, no protection and a whole heap more fitness needed.

The best sport ever other people that don't play rugby still watch state of origin

Good

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12 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

It is the best

Baseball sucks rugby union is muck better

Base ball shouldn't be even on the list

BASEBALL IS AMAZING

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13 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 at least no 5 on the list rugby league and rugby union are heaps more popular than soccer in Australia

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

SUCKS

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14 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!

15 Golf 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. V 2 Comments
16 Softball

It is so bad I would ever watch it

Search for naked sex

17 Car Racing

Should be renamed to V8 supercars

It is very poupular in some country

Worst sport I have ver seen in my lif

The top fuel dragsters is a must see motor sport. there's nothing like the reverberation of two side by side dragsters in a 1/4 mine run.

18 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!

Equine rules! #the best

19 Motocross

How can you not like bacon.

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

Is the best

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20 Cheerleading

Cheerleading Is a very hard working sport.

It is good for your mind and body and is the best sport

Wow this crap thing

Good for streaches and flexability

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21 MMA

Fastest growing sport in the world

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! - CurrieTheFriendsFan

22 Gymnastics Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

It is the best sport ever

Actual best sport ever

23 Surfing 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. V 2 Comments
24 Skateboarding 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. V 1 Comment
25 Scootering

I love scootering!

Even though I have no idea what the hell it is!

It's very popular in Australia st of the world's best scooter riders come out of Australia like r willy and juzzy carter mgp was created in Australia one of the world best and most popular scooter brands

What is scootering?!

And who the hell is r WILLY

26 Football

I forgot my kit

I know what you feel like man

27 Lacrosse 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.
28 Paint Ball
29 Auto Racing

No sht Sherlock

Sooo underrated (v8 supercars)

30 Waterpolo

Best sport ever

31 OzTag
32 BMX
33 Badminton Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

A lot of students LOVE it

34 Snowboarding

Fun and awesome sport

35 Rugby Sevens

Not bad not bad at all

36 Rounders
37 Lawn Bowls

If you don't know Jack, then have a crack at lawn bowls!

38 Air Hockey
39 Cycling

I just know it

40 Touch Football
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