Rising football star Harry Sheezel could be 'greatest ever male Jewish athlete in Australia


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MELBOURNE (JTA) - Jews in Australia have seen their community prosper in many areas, from business to the arts to the highest levels of government.

But there is one arena that Aussie Jews have not featured prominently in: Australia's biggest sport, Australian Rules Football.

AFL, referred to colloquially as "footy," is a uniquely Aussie sport, which has been played in some form since teams from Melbourne and Geelong first came together in a paddock in East Melbourne in 1858.

Professional footy is played between two teams of 18 players using an oval ball. Goals are scored when the ball is kicke...

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