Aussies are in for a big year in the sporting spotlight this season.
From the NRL to the A-League, the sport will once again be in a constant state of flux.
But what is it like to watch it?
Read more The AFL is the game’s most-watched sport on TV, with more than four million people tuning in for the game every week.
While the NRL’s ratings have dipped since it was launched in 2011, the AFL is still in the lead, according to Nielsen.
This season the AFL averaged more than 5.2 million viewers, beating out the NRL.
The A-league’s average viewership of 2.8 million is slightly below the AFL’s 2.9 million.
The AFL also has a lower average age demographic, but it is still the biggest league in Australia.
There are over 200 million Australians aged 15-24, making up the bulk of the population, according the Australian Institute of Sport.
But while the AFL is a huge success, the AFL has also become a big business, with sponsorships worth an estimated $2.3 billion last year.
“The AFL has always been the most-supported and most-loved of all sports,” said the AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan.
“There is a lot of growth potential.
We’re still a big market for the Aussie game and it will continue to grow.”
He said it was a “real opportunity” to have the game reach a younger demographic.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to grow the sport for a young and vibrant generation of Australians,” McLachland said.
“We’re all about growing the game.
We know that the Aussians are a passionate group of people and it’s important that we reach them.”
Who will make the biggest splash in the AFL this season?
The AFL’s AFL team, the Melbourne Rebels, is a strong contender to win the flag in the inaugural AFL grand final.
The Rebels won the inaugural grand final last year, beating Adelaide United 2-1 in the final.
They are also the reigning AFL champions.
But their recent win against the Western Bulldogs will be a crucial test for the new era of the AFL.
“If you’re going to play a team like the Rebels and you’re not going to win, you’re obviously going to have a hard time,” AFL chief financial officer David Evans said.