I've had hundreds of footy's growing up as a traditional AFL lover, and this footy tops them all. The Sherrin is used by the AFL in their official matches, which really does speak enough for the quality of the ball. The ball is guarenteed to give you and your mates hours of fun out on an oval. This also makes the perfect present for a teenager or even an adult, and really does want you to go outside and have a kick with someone or by yourself even. The Sherrin does seem a little hefty on the wallet, but its really worth it, in that it provides hours of fun, and your getting good healthy exercise out of it to boot. The only down side to the footy is that it suffers badly in water conditions. If you take it out on a pouring day (obviously for keen enthusiasts) I wouldnt suggest it because the all gets easily waterlogged, and it takes weeks to get back to normal. Other than that, the footy is perfect for a keen AFL lover, or somebody who wants to get started in the passion.