Ball Game Marker's Up
- Ball Game and Physical Play
- Alternative Names
- Jack in the Pack
- King of the Pack (At School 10)
- Mark's Up (At School 08)
Marker's Up is a ball game related to Australian Rules Football. Whoever is 'it' kicks the ball to two or more players at the end of the footy field. Whoever catches the ball or 'takes the mark' then becomes the kicker.
At School 17
Informant submitted consent sheet on the last day and was unable to be recorded due to time constraints.
This game is fairly simple and is related to Australian Rules Football. Whoever is 'it' kicks the ball to two or more players at the end of the footy field. Whoever catches the ball or 'takes the mark' then becomes the kicker.
If the kicker is taking too long and the group waiting get inpatient, they will chant from 10 to 1 to encourage the person who is 'it' to kick the ball.
The game is played across all age groups, and often players are from most classes. It is mainly played by boys although girls play it now and then
Although the game has two names (alternative being Jack in the Pack) it is more commonly known as 'Marker's Up'.
At School 08
Also called Mark's Up
One person has the football and stands at a distance from the others, who are together in a group. The person with the ball kicks it towards the others, who try to mark (catch) it. If someone marks it, they change places with the person at the other end, and have a turn at kicking the ball.
This game complies with the 'rule of 5' because, although there are 6 children playing, one is at a distance from the others, so there are only 5 in the group.
The school has a special rule about how many children can play together at once. It's called the 'rule of 5', which means up to five children are allowed to play together in a group. For MARKS UP, this rule is bent to allow 6 players to play.
On another occasion, girls and boys were seen playing. 2M, 4F in the 10-11 yo age group
Boys and Girls
The Game was called 'King of the Pack'
One person is nominated to be 'king'. The king kicks the ball to the rest of the players who are lined up, anything from 5 to 8 metres away. The aim of the game is for the players to catch the ball on the full (mark the ball). They then become the 'king' and so the game continues.