This is the story of how the game changed for everyone who watched the show, with some great stories and some very special moments.
Watch the full show on the ABC iview or on ABC News 24 tonight at 7:00pm.
This is the first episode of a new show on ABC ivio and ABC News.
The series is the brainchild of veteran TV journalist and former AFL reporter James Mowbray.
He also writes a blog called The Inside Story of AFL.
“I was just blown away by the depth and breadth of the content,” he said.
“There’s so much to cover, there’s so many people talking about their lives and the people they meet and the issues they’re talking about, it was just overwhelming.”
“It was amazing and I think the audience is going to really like it.”
The series will explore the stories behind some of the biggest sports events of the past decade, from the AFL grand final to the AFL Women’s National Championships and the Rugby World Cup.
The ABC is not currently available to stream the series online.
However, the ABC is streaming the episode live on iview and on ABC TV in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
“We had a lot of questions, because I’ve always wanted to do something that would be as relevant and as interesting as this show is,” Mr Mowbrey said.
What’s on tap in the show: The show has been a labour of love for Mr Mowebray, who spent three years as an analyst on the AFL and two years as a journalist for the ABC.
He began writing about the sport after watching the series in 1994, and he now spends his days covering the game.
“I’m a huge fan of the AFL, I’ve been for 30 years, and I’m an avid reader of the stories, I’m obsessed with the games and the players,” he told news.com,ae.
You can follow the series on ivio, on ABC Radio One, ABC ivi, ABC News and ABC iv.