Photographer's Note

A slightly different photo from me today, but I couldn't resist bringing my camera along to the biggest sporting event in Western Australia, being the Western Derby.

Twice a year the two Perth teams, Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles of Australian Rules Football battle it out for bragging rights in Perth, and today the better team, and most importantly my team, Fremantle Dockers, won the game in a nailbiting finish by 5 points.

For people that aren't familiar with the sport, Aussie Rules was created to keep cricket players fit during the off-season in the mid 1800's. Although nobody is exactly sure of the origins, most people generally agree that the rules came from a mixture of both Gaelic Football from Ireland, and Rugby. Most season games attract around 40,000 people, and the Grand Final which decides the premiership team, attracts 100,000 people to the game each year.

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