The AFL has a wonderful program for encouraging children to get involved with Aussie Rules. Known as Auskick it's based on modified rules that aim to teach the fundamental principles while ensuring fun and an appropriate level of physical contact for each age group (as judged by the mothers!) The real secret though is in the extensive support system that the AFL has established to assist schools and parents in running the program. It's so good it ought to be a management school case study.
Where this is all leading is that I went to see my wife's godson Rohan play this morning. Here's a picture of Rohan and his dad, my very good friend Raj, after the game.