Oceanian Sports

Marn Grook

An Australian Aborigine game where the objective is to keep the ball in the air as long as possible. It includes the idea of the ‘mark’ whereby a player who catches the ball in the air can have a ‘free kick’. Tom Wills, who has Irish connections incorporated the idea into English Public School Football Codes, along with Gaelic Football like scoring to codify Australian Football in the 1840s.


Polocrosse is a version of Lacrosse played on Horseback. It was invented in Noerthern Australia in the 1970s and the first World Cup was played in 2003.


2003 2019