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International Cup 2002 in Review

  • Tuesday, November 16 2004 @ 12:49 am ACDT
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General News

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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Europe

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.

Toronto secondary schools embrace footy for girls

  • Thursday, November 11 2004 @ 11:37 pm ACDT
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North America In what could be a first for secondary schools in the Northern Hemisphere, two schools in Canada have fielded Australian Rules sides. The Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian Football Club (from the Ontario AFL) has conducted three weeks of training, finishing with an inter-schools match, between St Clement and Bishops Strachan. The following is from Greg Everett (Head Coach of the Canadian National men's side, the Northwind).

Always footy season in Arizona

  • Sunday, November 07 2004 @ 09:13 pm ACDT
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North America The Arizona AFL have launched their new season and their new look website. The league is a trailblazer in the USAFL, with almost all players being American. Due to the weather in this western US state, they also play most of their season when much of the rest of the country is getting ready for the harsh winter months.

Junior football alive and kicking in NZ

  • Thursday, November 04 2004 @ 06:25 pm ACDT
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Oceania Youth participation in Australian football is growing worldwide as clubs realise its potential for attracting future players and families to the sport. In this article, NZAFL's Steve Froggatt talks about his country's recent Auskick restructure, the program currently provided and the recent growth of football in New Zealand

Carlton to trial Aisake?

  • Wednesday, November 03 2004 @ 02:26 am ACDT
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Europe Rumours continue in Ireland that AFL club Carlton have offered Aisake O'hAilpin the chance to trial with them. Aisake is the younger brother of Setanta, already showing great promise on Carlton's rookie list, and Sean Og, who starred for Ireland in the recent International Rules series.

World Footy Census 2004 - ambitious plan unveiled

  • Saturday, October 30 2004 @ 11:35 pm ACST
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General News

Many historians have sifted through the early years of Australian Rules football, and often found it difficult to establish exactly when and where the game was played. In modern times, the sport's spread around the globe has often been largely under-estimated, but also sometimes exaggerated. As best that worldfootynews.com can determine, there is no repository of knowledge that will accurately show just how many countries, clubs, teams and players play Australian Rules football outside of its ancestral home, Australia. As such, worldfootynews.com is undertaking the daunting task of a World Footy Census. This is also the best time, given that it is near year's end and between seasons for most leagues around the world. But we'll need the help of the clubs.

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