Aussie cricketers at the (African) home of footy

Thursday, November 10 2011 @ 08:11 pm ACDT

Contributed by: Brett Northey

Several years ago AFL South Africa established their base at Senwes Park (formerly Sedgars Park) in Potchefstroom.  In summer it's used for cricket and in winter for Aussie Rules (or FootyWILD as it's known there), just like hundreds (maybe even thousands) of grounds across Australia.

But it still no doubt comes as a surprise to Australia's top cricketers when they find themselves looking at AFL merchanise when they arrive at Senwes Park for a tour match.  Brydon Coverdale wrote about the ground and the growth of Australian football in South Africa in a recent article for Cricinfo, which covers cricket around the world.

See Australian rules in South Africa.

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