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Australia Day 2009

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General News Australia Day around the world is celebrated by many Australian rules football clubs. Some hold matches (despite being in the depths of northern hemisphere winters), while others just get together to party and celebrate all things Australian, often raising much needed funds for their team's year ahead.

As we did for the 2008 AFL grand final we will list details of events here. Please post details of your event in the comments section and we will periodically add them to the main article here. While Australia day itself is celebrated on 26th of January in Australia the events around the world may be held on a nearby date so please check carefully.

Also, please check with your intended destination - we can't guarantee their plans won't change or that there will be enough spaces for everyone. New York Magpies - New York, NY - USA
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 8:00pm.
Location: The Canal Room
Street: 285 West Broadway (at Canal St)
Email: events@nyfooty.com
There will be plenty of Aussie beer, wine and spirits together with selected beverages from other parts of the globe. Meat pies will also be available for purchase courtesy of DUB Pies. In line with the old days of listening to Triple JJJ and sinking tins, this day will encourage good ol’ fashioned Aussie rock and roll with live performances from Australian artists including Sarah McLellan, Kacie Sheik and Second Dan. (You will hear the Aussie Anthem.) There will be tons of door prizes from Crumpler bags, The Australian restaurant, and our other corporate sponsors (buying your tickets through PayPal automatically enters you in the draw). Tickets are available (via paypal) at www.nyfooty.com

Boston Demons - Boston, MA - USA
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Phoenix Landing Pub
Street: 512 Mass Ave
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Lots of Meat Pies, Aussie beer, Aussie music, Aussie trivia, and lots and lots of Aussie party animals will be in attendance as well! The infamous handball competition is back as well as the raffle of an Aussie hamper, good old meat tray and other fun stuff. $10 entry, get in early as it could pack out, last year was standing room only and this year is expected to be the same.

Nashville Kangaroos - Nashville, TN - USA
Saturday, January 24, 2009. We celebrate Australia Day with our Aussie friends and families. As we did last year, we are coordinating the event with the Nashville Zoo Run taking place on Saturday January 24th in the afternoon. The Kangaroos will be continuing the celebration that evening starting at 7:30 at Sportsman's Grille in Hillsboro Village.

Seattle Grizzlies - Seattle, WA - USA
The Grizzlies are heading to the Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub on January 25th
"We are planning a cricket game on the Sunday before Australia Day in Seattle but,we are inviting people down to have a go at kicking a footy and to get some tips from our local national champion footy side the Seattle Grizzlies, followed by a barby at the Kangaroo & Kiwi.

Arizona Hawks, Phoenix, AZ - USA
Event: Australia / Waitangi Day Celebration! "Good Aussie fun...and Footy!!!!!"
What: Barbecue
Host: Arizona Hawks Australian Rules Footy Club
Start Time: Saturday, January 24 at 12:30pm
End Time: Saturday, January 24 at 4:30pm
Where: Cactus Park (Northeast corner of Cactus and Scottsdale Roads)

ANZ Jakarta Bintangs - Jakarta, Indonesia
January 26th (see flyer below for further details).

Essendon Football Club - Windy Hill, Melbourne - Australia
Essendon will hold an open training session at Windy Hill on January 26th 2009. There will be photograph and autograph opportunities for supporters plus the chance to hear your favourite Bombers get into the Australia day spirit by singing the national anthem to the crowd. Fans can vote for which players they want to hear sing at essendonfc.com.au. Gates open at 9am, the players will sign autographs from 10.15am, sing at 10.30am, and will then commence training at 10.45am. For more information visit essendonfc.com.au.