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The term 'marking' refers to the situation wherein a player has caught the ball after it has been kicked by another player, thus earning the player who has taken the mark the right to briefly possess the ball and dispose of it without being subjected defensive tackling pressure of an opponent.


There are different types of marks (chest marks, overhead marks, and 'out in front' marks), and they can take place in both an offensive and defensive context within the game.  


Additionally, a towering overhead 'hanger' of a mark is also one of the most spectacular and crowd pleasing aspects of Australian Rules football, so if you're ready to 'fly for a 'speccy' of your own check out the videos below for some useful tips and information, and come on down to training to join in the fun!

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