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Football continues to be Australia’s largest club-based participation sport by a wide margin with almost half a million more participants than AFL and more than twice as many as cricket.

Rugby League and Rugby Union do not make the list of the top 10 club-based sports in terms of participation.

An update of the Australian Sports Commission’s official AusPlay survey, the largest survey of its type ever undertaken in Australia, shows that 1,152,144 men, women, boys and girls are participating in football.

‘Football has never been bigger or busier,’ said Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

‘It’s the people’s game.  Wherever you are around this country, whatever your age, background or ability, there is a place for you in football.

‘With the Socceroos qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the Matildas in world’s best form, we expect to see even more people taking up football over the coming year.

‘Our MiniRoos program is the most participated junior sports initiative of any code,’ he said.


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