Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Indonesia and Oval Footballs
Its that time year to forget politics, business and differences in Religion. The football season has started, kicked off if you will.
Now of course, I am not talking that round ball game that so preoccupies the normally astute and observant Jakartass
. No I am talking the game played by the "chosen few"...
Yep..Thats right we are talking Australian Rules Football, no helmets, no round ball and no "Nil all" drawn games.
For those lucky enough to have "IndoVison" pay tv, there were no less than six games played over the weekend.
And what a great weekend it was as well, with those champions of champions The Shinboners sending that pack of wharf rats Port Power packing
Indonesia also has a small but vibrant (as in all good things) Australian Rules Football Community. Check out the(now how did they arrive at that name?) Jakarta Bintangs .
Next post will deliver a brief run down on the rules, so those sadly neglected types can understand a bit of the chosen game (except if you barrack for Port Adelaide because those wharf rates have never played by the rules anyway). Also a introduction to Bali 9's competition
LET THE GAMES BEGIN...................