An unusually marked oval in the north of Australia has the AFL fans shaking their heads.
The community in the Gulf of Carpentaria loves their friends very much, they will do whatever it takes to kick a ball, even if that means playing in Alyangula Oval – which many argue has more of a rectangle shape than an oval.
You will find Australia's most exclusive AFL field in the Gulf of Carpentaria, between the Northern Territory and northern Queensland.
In Alyangula Oval (in the picture), the lights are in the wrong place and cut into the front pocket causing the strange shape
Traditionally, the AFL fields have a central circle, a central square, two lines of 50 meters and two end squares.
In Alyangula Oval, its circle decentered in the colors of the aboriginal flag and its almost straight edges make it different from any other AFL terrain.
The lights are in the wrong place and are cut out in the front pocket, making it the worst nightmare of a goal kicker.
But the remote community would prefer to settle for what they have to miss a game of football.
The oval is one of the three grounds used in the four-team Groote Eylandt Football League, while 36 women recently attended a training session for an upcoming women's competition.
AFL regional development manager for the Groote Eylandt community, Robert Hince, told news.com.au that they can only do a lot with landmarks.
"That is the problem with that pocket: anyone who in his wisdom places the light poles, put them in that pocket in the middle of the earth, so we have to conform."
The footy ovals are typically more rounded than Alyangula Oval. In the picture is the Melbourne cricket ground
A photo of the shared land in Reddit / AFL earlier this week has become viral and has become an important topic of conversation on social networks.
While some people scratched their heads, others were amazed.
"The oval you have when you do not have an oval," commented one person.
Another added: "The only thing I take from this is how much these people want to play in. It does not have to be perfect, just put the ball between the clubs.
AFL Northern Territory retweeted the photo.
"We promise you've never seen a footy oval like that! It's an aerial view of our Alyangula & Oval & # 39; at the remote Groote Eylandt." I'm not sure we were taking a shot of the pockets 😉 but we love our footy, we will do anything to play our great game, "he posted on Twitter.