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Full-forward is a position in Australian rules football and Gaelic football with a key focus on kicking goals.

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The Coleman Medal is awarded to the player, often a full-forward, who has kicked the most goals in an Australian Football League season.

In modern Australian rules football, in which players do not strictly stick to a single position, the full-forward is often referred to as a "Key Forward" and can often switch positions with the centre half-forward for "team balance" reasons. The frequency of players kicking 100 goals in a season has decreased in recent years. [1]

Notable full-forwards

Present

Past great full-forwards

Former Essendon full-forward Matthew Lloyd. Matthew lloyd.jpg
Former Essendon full-forward Matthew Lloyd.

These are the more notable full-forwards who played in the AFL, SANFL, WAFL and TFL:

Field Positions

Positions on the Australian rules football field
B: Back pocket Fullback Back pocket
HB: Half-back flank Centre half-back Half-back flank
C: Wing Centre Wing
HF: Half-forward flank Centre half-forward Half-forward flank
F: Forward pocket Full-forward Forward pocket
Foll: Ruckman Ruck rover Rover
Int: Interchange Interchange Interchange
Coach: Coach

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References

  1. Lalor, Peter (25 August 2012). "Great full-forwards are born and will come again, says Hudson". The Australian.