Captain Kirk's International Odyssey Reaches the U.S.A!

Brett Kirk

In January of this year, former Sydney Swan's Captain and 12 season AFL veteran Brett Kirk and his family of 6 embarked on a world wide tour to promote our great game of footy and the 2011 AFL International Cup.

Brett's journey so far has taken him to the far corners of the globe including New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Israel, the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Canada and next week, the U.S.!

AFL on ESPN2 Cancelled


We have been informed that the AFL matches scheduled for the rest of this month on ESPN2 have been cancelled, however, you should check the ESPN website for the full scheduled. We will keep you up to date if any games are added to the schedule before the Grand Final in September.

A Case for AFL's International Development

Last week in a Herald Sun article, Hawthorn President, Jeff Kennett questioned the rationale and the AFL's commitment to growing the game outside of Australia.  "I don't know why they do it.  AFL football will never be an international game.  To be quite honest, I would rather my players, if they were asked, didn't go on the trip. It's an unnecessary risk. I think it's just a junket for the officials of the AFL and the media.'' 

Mtutuzeli Hlomela (Mtutu), the South African Captain at the 2008 International Cup, who has greatly contributed to the development of the game in South Africa responded to Kennett's comments with the following letter.

New York Magpie Selected to World XVIII Team

World XVIIINew York Magpie Dan Lehane has been selected to the World XVIII Team for 2011.  The World XVIII Team is comprised of some of the best Under 18 players from around the globe and this year the team will compete in the National Under 16 Championships alongside the Australian state teams and the South Pacific representative side.

More AFL on ESPN2!


We are please to announce that ESPN 2 will be broadcasting additional games for the remaining of the season.  We will do our best to inform you of upcoming matches.  Next weekend there will be two games broadcast and one at this stage for the following weekend. The details are as follows:

Saturday, June 6
5am EST - Collingwood Magpies vs. St. Kilda Saints
12am EST (midnight) - North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Adealaide Crows

Sunday, June 11
4am EST - Geelong Cats and Hawthorn Hawks

Coaches - Managing Yourself

By Peter Schwab
AFL Director of Coaching

I believe before you can coach others you need to manage your own behaviour and show leadership.

Leadership is a lot of things but good leaders make good decisions every day. They also make a few critical decisions in major areas of their life and then manage those decisions on a day by day basis.

Captain Kirk to join the Mile High Club!

Brett Kirk

Former AFL player and Sydney Swans captain, Brett Kirk will be in Denver for the "2011 USAFL - Mile High Challenge" on Saturday June 25th. Kirk will be in Denver as part of his Captain Kirk’s Odyssey world tour.

Denver is one of only three US stops on his groundbreaking tour across the world where he will be visiting many of the countries that are going to take part in the AFL’s International Cup in Sydney and Melbourn during August.

To mark the occasion the Denver Bulldogs Australian Football Club will be staging the 2011 USAFL - Mile High Challenge.

AFL Broadcast Deal Announced

 AFL MATCHES will be broadcast by the Seven Network, Foxtel and Telstra over the next five years, with the League sealing a new $1.25 billion agreement that will guarantee more live football is shown.  

In a deal beginning in 2012, live matches will be accessible to more parts of Australia on more platforms than ever before. 

Foxtel the Winner in Footy Deal

CHANNEL Seven has agreed to share Friday night football with Foxtel for the next five years as the battle for the 2012-16 broadcast rights moves close to resolution.

A $1 billion, five-year deal remains in the AFL's sights, with a report expected to be tabled at today's AFL Commission meeting in Melbourne confirming that Foxtel will televise all nine home-and-away games live, with four of those games simulcast with the free-to-air broadcast partners.

Denver Bulldogs AFL Viewing Party

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 22:00


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