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Tokyo Goannas - Box Hill North scholarship for 2004

  • Wednesday, November 24 2004 @ 07:48 pm ACDT
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Asia Several weeks ago the Tokyo Goannas (of the Japan AFL) and Box Hill North (from the Victorian Amateur Football Association) announced the winner of their 2004 scholarship. As in 2003, it allowed a player from BHN to travel to Japan for about three weeks, to train and play with the Samurais, a University based side. It helps further build on the links established between BHN and the Japanese league. The following is from the Tokyo Goannas website.

US scholarships for 2005

  • Tuesday, November 23 2004 @ 03:39 am ACDT
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North America The USAFL works with Macquarie Univsersity (in New South Wales, Australia) and AFL club Essendon (in Melbourne) to provide two scholarships each year for promising players to travel to Australia and play at a higher level. The 2005 winners have been announced.

Another role model for PNG footy is drafted

  • Saturday, November 20 2004 @ 11:31 pm ACDT
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General News AFL club St Kilda has made one of the shocks of AFL National Draft day, selecting a young man of PNG descent, from outside the elite talent programs. Hopefully his heritage will make him a further role model for the thousands of kids now playing footy in Papua New Guinea, just like Mal Michael of the Brisbane Lions, who has a huge profile in Australia\'s northern neighbour.

Footy a welcome hit in Kenya

  • Saturday, November 20 2004 @ 04:01 am ACDT
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Africa From http://afl.com.au/default.asp?pg=aflfocus&spg=display&articleid=177483

During September, Baltimore Washington Eagle Gus Horsey ventured to Nairobi, Kenya where he ran several footy clinics and organised a grand final between four local teams.

South African footy makes mainstream Aussie media

  • Thursday, November 18 2004 @ 12:51 am ACDT
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Africa After what some might say was neglect, the mainstream Australian media have had a few reports recently about potential players coming into the AFL from overseas, and the growth of the game in South Africa. Perhaps Australian sports journalists are starting to realise that readers have an interest in footy beyond their own club.

International Cup 2002 in Review

  • Tuesday, November 16 2004 @ 12:49 am ACDT
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It has been two years since the inaugural International Cup, held in Melbourne. The event was a great success and plenty has been said and written about it, but there have been many new developments in the world of Australian Rules football, and hopefully a lot of new people have become interested in this emerging aspect of the game. So worldfootynews.com thought it would be worthwhile reviewing the 2002 event. Later, we will preview the 2005 tournament.

2004 Review: Aussie Rules Kicking Goals in Stockholm!

  • Sunday, November 14 2004 @ 07:40 pm ACDT
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The SAFF Mission Statement: ‘To contribute to the development of Australian Rules football in Sweden, through promotion and interaction attuned to Swedish society.’

Earlier this year, WFN caught up with Philip Porublev about the trials and tribulations of founding the Stockholm Dynamite. Now, Stockholm's Damien Waldron gives a post-season review of the progress of a side where 90% of the playing list had never kicked a footy prior to this year.

World Footy News now accepting Aussie links

  • Sunday, November 14 2004 @ 06:29 pm ACDT
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Site World Footy News is now expanding its links section. Previously only websites relating to Australian Rules and focusing on the game outside of Australia were accepted (with the exception of major leagues like the AFL and state leagues). We now have a Miscellaneous - Australian links section, for pages like AFL club forums etc. As always, click on Links or Link Exchange to view our links. Our news focus will, however, remain on the leagues and clubs outside of Australia.

Ethiopian hopes to make mark for Africa

  • Friday, November 12 2004 @ 01:06 pm ACDT
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Africa AFL club Essendon are trialling Ethiopian tall man Goaner Tutlan. The 22 year old came to Australia as a refugee four years ago, and although his skills are only in the early stages of development, he has a background in soccer and basketball and his athleticism has impressed officials at the Bombers.

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