We Aussies love sports, ever since the first European settlers arrived in the Land Down Under, we brought with us a mad mix of sporting activities, most of which grew in popularity over the years. The English game of cricket was exported to India, Pakistan, the West Indies and, of course, here in Australia, then the Ashes Series was born.
Aside from playing a wide range of sports, we love going to games, and with that in mind, here are the top 5 sports that we watch here in Australia.
- Australian Football – More people watch Aussie Rules than any other sport, which is our own unique adaptation of rugby and football combined. Attending a game is obviously on another level to watching online, much like most team sports, the atmosphere is electric when the two teams walk out onto the pitch.
- Cricket – Who doesn’t tune in to the Ashes? Played every two years, the Ashes is a long test series against the English, which began in the late 19th century. Over the years, the Ashes became extremely competitive, with both teams doing their utmost to keep possessions of the Ashes (the remnants of a set of bails). Held alternately in England and Australia, most Aussies will watch the series online and cheer on the team to victory!
- Rugby – Are there Australian guys that don’t watch the local rugby derby? We can’t find any! Fill the fridge with beer, call up your mates, and make a day out of it! Get the BBQ out, hide the sex toy, and get ready for an amazing game! If you can’t make the venue, you can watch on Sky or other streaming platforms.
- Tennis – The ratings are off the charts when the Australian Open is on; we all cheer on the Aussie players and enjoy the amazing games the tournament always provides. Tennis is a fantastic game to watch; a game where one player can be one shot away from victory but end up losing. There is a total of 4 Grand Slam tournaments on the pro tennis circuit and the Australian Open is the first of the year, played in January, and the other 3 Grand Slam events are the US Open, the French Open, and, of course, Wimbledon, the home of tennis.
- Soccer – It might be known as football in most countries, but soccer is the label in Australia, and with the Australian team always doing well in the World Cup, more Aussies watch soccer now than ever before. The A-League is the country’s biggest league and attendance figures are growing year by year, as more Aussies enjoy an amazing sport.
What is your favourite spectator sport? There are quite a few that didn’t make this list and if you have never been to any of the above sports, now is as good a time as any to reserve your tickets.
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