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WikiProject Australian rules football

Welcome to WikiProject Australian rules football, focusing on expanding Australian rules football-related articles in Wikipedia.



This WikiProject aims primarily to establish and organise standards for Australian rules football-related articles resulting in well-structured and well-written articles, and to gather a community of Australian rules football fans to further the development of information of the sport on Wikipedia. Articles include details on the game itself, as well as notable competitions, players, coaches, commentators and administrators.

The national Australian Football League is the largest and most notable Australian rules football competition in Australia. However, details related to the various state and overseas leagues as well as historical competitions, are also within the scope of this Project.

What is Australian rules football?[edit]

See the Portal:Australian rules football for more details.

What is Wikipedia?[edit]

Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia, that ANYONE (yes, even you) can edit. If you know anything about Australian rules football, feel free to add it to this site.

List of participants[edit]

Join WikiProject Australian rules football by adding your name to the following list. Joining doesn't really do anything, non-members can still edit all articles, but joining simply lets the other members know who's interested in the great Aussie game.

Add your name to the list of participants

(Members: 225 as of 08:31, 23 November 2014 (UTC))

Tasks to be completed[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian rules football:

The WikiProject Australian rules football to do list contains information on players, coaches, clubs, commentators and anything else that is relevant within the scope of this WikiProject.

There is an automated WikiProject cleanup list bot that creates cleanup lists for the project, either as project's one big table, separated by categories or manually archived in projectspace.

Article alerts[edit]

Proposed deletions
Good article nominees

Assessment progress[edit]

Of the 17,506 articles overseen by WikiProject Australian rules football:

100% are assessed
See Category:Unassessed Australian rules football articles for a worklist


100% have known importance
See Category:Unknown-importance Australian rules football articles for a worklist


Useful links[edit]


Latest news[edit]

For old news, see the news archive.

Notability requirements[edit]

As part of Wikipedia, our project is required to abide by the notability guideline that apply to all articles. This section does not overrule or

The basic tenet is:

In regards to the notability of people there is an additional criteria (WP:ATHLETE) that states that "people who have competed at the fully professional level of a sport" are "generally notable". However, failure to meet this additional criteria is not conclusive proof that a subject should not be included; conversely, meeting one or more does not guarantee that a subject should be included. Should a person fail to meet this additional criteria, they may still be notable under Wikipedia:Notability.

Australian rules football quiz[edit]

Test your footy knowledge at the Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian rules football/Quiz




Wikiproject Australian rules football style guide[edit]

Wikiproject Australian rules football participants have agreed to the following standards of editorial style to maintain a consistent look and feel to Australian rules football and Australian Football League articles. The guidelines are in sympathy with the origins of the game and with encyclopaedic standards. Editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines wherever possible.

When editing, this guide can be cited in the edit summary as "per Australian rules football style guide".

  1. Article club names: club article names and subsequent links to those articles should use official club titles as in Collingwood Football Club. Piped links can use Collingwood where applicable. Avoid using Collingwood Magpies as an article title.
  2. Category club names: category names should similarly use official club titles as in Category:Collingwood Football Club coaches.
  3. Unlinked references within articles can either use official club names, shortnames or club nicknames (eg. Magpies) according to the editors preference.
  4. When referring to a player from an earlier era, the club name used should be the name applicable for that player at that time. For example Ted Whitten played for Footscray Football Club (never Western Bulldogs). Use of redirects or piped links ([[Western Bulldogs|Footscray Football Club]]) to the current club name is acceptable.
  5. The main article for the sport is Australian rules football. Articles should not use the capitalisation Australian Rules Football.
  6. In tables or ladders, use of shortnames or nicknames or combinations of both are acceptable as follows:
Club name Preferred shortname Preferred nickname/s Notes
Adelaide Football Club Adelaide Crows
Brisbane Lions Brisbane Lions Lions after 1996
Carlton Football Club Carlton Blues
Collingwood Football Club Collingwood Magpies Do not use 'Pies'
Essendon Football Club Essendon Bombers
Fremantle Football Club Fremantle Dockers
Geelong Football Club Geelong Cats
Gold Coast Football Club Gold Coast Suns Avoid "the Gold Coast"
Greater Western Sydney Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants
Hawthorn Football Club Hawthorn Hawks
North Melbourne Football Club North Melbourne Kangaroos Change to Kangaroos in 1999, back to North Melbourne for 2008
Melbourne Football Club Melbourne Demons Avoid 'Dees'
Port Adelaide Football Club Port Adelaide Power Do not use "Port Power"
Richmond Football Club Richmond Tigers Avoid "Richmond Tigers"
St Kilda Football Club St Kilda Saints Avoid "St Kilda Saints", and any reference to "Saint Kilda", which is incorrect
Sydney Swans Sydney Swans Avoid "Sydney Swans Football Club"
West Coast Eagles West Coast Eagles Avoid "West Coast Eagles Football Club" and "the West Coast"
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs Bulldogs Dogs or Doggies is unencyclopaedic, avoid "Western Bulldogs Football Club"
Brisbane Bears Brisbane Bears Bears 1987–1996
Fitzroy Football Club Fitzroy Lions 1883–1996
South Melbourne Football Club South Melbourne Swans 1897–1982
University Football Club University Students 1908–1914



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{{AFL-stub}} The official AFL stub for AFL-related articles, excluding biographies.
{{AFL-bio-stub}} The official AFL stub for AFL-related biographical articles. If the person's date of birth is known, then a stub-sorted version such as {{AFL-bio-1960s-stub}} should be used.
{{Infobox AFL biography}} See Barry Hall for an example of the template in use. The infobox designed to use on all AFL player pages.
WikiProject on Australian rules football This user is a WikiProject Australian rules football member.
To be used in your user page, to show you joined the project.
{{AFL Tables}} Michael Tuck's statistics from AFL Tables This provides a link to statistics from the Rleague AFL statistics site. Use "alt=Michael Tuck" to force the link to display a name different to the page name
{{Ref AFL Encyc}} Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (7th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. This provides a quick and standardised way of referencing players from any edition of the Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers book.
{{Adelplayer}} Patrick Dangerfield's profile on the official website of the Adelaide Football Club Links to AFL official club website player profiles. Use "|link=matthew-de-boer" or "|link=clinton-jones" when the wikipedia article name doesn't exactly match the AFL page name. Use "|alt=Mitch Brown" to change how the link text is displayed on the wikipedia.
{{Brisplayer}} Daniel Rich's profile on the official website of the Brisbane Lions
{{Carlplayer}} Marc Murphy's profile on the official website of the Carlton Football Club
{{Collplayer}} Dale Thomas's profile on the official website of the Collingwood Football Club
{{Essplayer}} Jobe Watson's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
{{Fremplayer}} Nathan Fyfe's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
{{Geelplayer}} Joel Selwood's profile on the official website of the Geelong Football Club
{{GCplayer}} Jack Martin's profile on the official website of the Gold Coast Football Club
{{GWSplayer}} Lachie Whitfield's profile on the official website of the Greater Western Sydney Giants
{{Hawplayer}} Buddy Franklin's profile on the official website of the Hawthorn Football Club
{{Kangplayer}} Andrew Swallow's profile on the official website of the North Melbourne Football Club
{{Melbplayer}} Jack Trengove's profile on the official website of the Melbourne Football Club
{{Portplayer}} Hamish Hartlett's profile on the official website of the Port Adelaide Football Club
{{Richplayer}} Trent Cotchin's profile on the official website of the Richmond Football Club
{{Stkplayer}} Clint Jones's profile on the official website of the St Kilda Football Club
{{Sydplayer}} Lewis Roberts-Thomson's profile on the official website of the Sydney Swans
{{Wbplayer}} Daniel Cross's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs
{{Wceplayer}} Scott Selwood's profile on the official website of the West Coast Eagles
{{AFL Ade}} Adelaide For use in tables, such as game results, and ladders.
{{AFL BL}} Brisbane Lions
{{AFL Car}} Carlton
{{AFL Col}} Collingwood
{{AFL Ess}} Essendon
{{AFL Fre}} Fremantle
{{AFL GC}} Gold Coast
{{AFL Gee}} Geelong
{{AFL GWS}} Greater Western Sydney
{{AFL Haw}} Hawthorn
{{AFL Mel}} Melbourne
{{AFL Nor}} North Melbourne
{{AFL Por}} Port Adelaide
{{AFL Ric}} Richmond
{{AFL StK}} St Kilda
{{AFL Syd}} Sydney
{{AFL WB}} Western Bulldogs
{{AFL WC}} West Coast
{{VFL/AFL seasons}} Navigational table for the seasons of all the VFL and AFL seasons.
{{AFL}} Navigational table for all current and former AFL clubs and includes club colours to appear on each club page
{{AFL Grounds}} Navigational table for all current AFL venues
{{AFL/VFL Grand Finals}} Navigational table for all VFL/AFL Grand Finals
{{AFL Ladder}} Example (2007):
2007 AFL Ladder
1 Geelong 22 18 4 0 2542 1664 152.76 72
2 Port Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2314 2038 113.54 60
3 West Coast 22 15 7 0 2162 1935 111.73 60
4 North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2183 1998 109.26 56
5 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2097 1855 113.05 52
6 Collingwood 22 13 9 0 2011 1992 100.95 52
7 Sydney 22 12 9 1 2031 1698 119.61 50
8 Adelaide 22 12 10 0 1881 1712 109.87 48
9 St Kilda 22 11 10 1 1874 1941 96.55 46
10 Brisbane Lions 22 9 11 2 1986 1885 105.35 40
11 Fremantle 22 10 12 0 2254 2198 102.54 40
12 Essendon 22 10 12 0 2184 2394 91.23 40
13 Western Bulldogs 22 9 12 1 2111 2469 85.50 38
14 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 1890 2418 78.16 20
15 Carlton 22 4 18 0 2167 2911 74.44 16
16 Richmond 22 3 18 1 1958 2537 77.18 14
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against
Ladder table for all AFL seasons.
{{Aussie Rules in the Australian Capital Territory}} Navigational table for football in the ACT
{{Aussie Rules in New South Wales}} Navigational table for football in NSW
{{Aussie Rules in the Northern Territory}} Navigational table for football in the NT
{{Aussie Rules in Queensland}} Navigational table for football in Queensland
{{Aussie Rules in South Australia}} Navigational table for football in SA
{{Aussie Rules in Tasmania}} Navigational table for football in Tasmania
{{Aussie Rules in Victoria}} Navigational table for football in Victoria
{{Aussie Rules in Western Australia}} Navigational table for football in WA
{{Aussie Rules in Canada}} Navigational table for football in Canada
{{Australian rules football in New Zealand}} Navigational table for football in NZ
{{Aussie Rules in the United States}} Navigational table for football in the USA