Aug 26, 2010

AFL takes Footy to China

The Victorian Government has welcomed a new deal that will see AFL football televised into China, showcasing our national game and our state’s world-class sporting stadiums. Premier John Brumby today joined AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium to announce the landmark deal that will see Victoria’s indigenous game beamed into China by Shanghai Media Group (SMG) on International Channel Shanghai (ICS).

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Aug 26, 2010

Sars Interview on ABC Shepparton

When American Dan Sarbacker tried his hand at Aussie Rules football several years ago, little did he know the sporting experiment would take him across the world to the Mansfield Eagles in the Goulburn Valley Football League.

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Aug 21, 2010

USAFL Moves into a New Era

Along with the newly launched website, new logo and branding, the USAFL is also excited to announce it has a new office structure. With the invaluable Amie Kennedy stepping down due to school (and baby) commitments, the entire USAFL community welcomes two new additions: Doren James will be the new Operations Manager, while Amy Bishop is taking on the role of Communications Manager.

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Aug 18, 2010

Tagging for Mansfield the latest step in American's footy odyssey

COUNTRY footy is full of legend and lore. Country footy is not full of Americans. So what's an American doing playing senior footy in the competition considered the best in the bush, the Goulburn Valley league?

Read the Full Story at The Age >

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Aug 17, 2010

No quarter given in Aussie rules

GROWING up in the US, I spent a lot of time around the game of football, also known as “gridiron”. I had my first football before I came out of my mum’s womb. It is a sport I grew up watching on television and played with my friends in the front yard.

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Aug 11, 2010

IC2011 Set for Divisions and Women's Comp

The AFL is planning to host the next International Cup in August 2011 in Melbourne, Sydney and probably the Gold Coast or Brisbane. For the first time in Cup history the competing nations will be split into divisions.

The AFL has told potential competitors that "IC11 will be run across multiple divisions - to be determined by the final number of entrants". That suggests that if there are enough teams there could even be three separate divisions.

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