Believe it or not the area on the Central Coast between Sydney and Newcastle where I was raised didn’t have a team to join. Plenty of teams on other parts of the Central Coast though.
We instead played unregulated scratch games on the school field during our lunch break. Students broke collar bones, got concussion etc. On reflection it was ridiculous and dangerous.
It became touch football when the teachers were around.
When in the US I played high school varsity (American) Football. That was 1.5 to 2 hours of training everyday after school under the watchful eyes of some very serious disciplinarian coaches. The training was intense and brutal. Unless you’ve experienced it, it’s extremely hard to describe to someone not from the US how seriously it’s taken.