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(countable/uncountable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.
An Australian Rules football or a game of Australian Rules football. When the noun refers to the ball, it is countable. When it refers to the game it is uncountable.
Example 1: Chris and Brendan, forever kicking a footy as kids, currently share a house. (http://www.antics.com.au/antics-articles/2007/5/12/raising-fevola/)
Example 2: I don’t know if I've enjoyed a game of footy quite so much in recent times. (http://www.epodcentral.com.au/nik/blog.html)
A footy match
(photo by Ardian Setiawan)