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7 News Sport Melbourne has International Footy Flavour - South Africa and the USA

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We pretty much only see news of international footy on mainstream network television news when the International Cup is on or when there is an AFL match played overseas. Last night Channel 7 in Melbourne ran a story on footy development in South Africa. The story was quite heavily promoted in advertising in the previous 24 hours. And following on from that they also interviewed Kevin Sheedy who indicated that he will be heading to the US again this year for both scouting and fact finding from U.S. sports.

The South African story includes interviews with Joel Kelly and Mtutu Hlomela and can be viewed online at this link: African Auskick. It should be noted that the story only focuses on one area of development, so doesn't mention the many other areas where footy is more advanced in South Africa.

The Kevin Sheedy/US story is quite short and includes a reference to Sheedy’s intention to go to the US at the end of the season. The story can be viewed at this link: Only in America.

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