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AFL showcase in Northern Territory

  • Friday, August 13 2004 @ 12:26 am ACST
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General News Australian Rules football has slowly begun to spread around the world, particularly gaining momentum in the last decade. But the development of the game outside of Australia partly depends on the strength of the game within. The sport has a long history in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory in Australia. This weekend sees the first ever AFL premiership season match played there.

Finals time in Britain

  • Thursday, August 12 2004 @ 06:50 pm ACST
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Europe The British Australian Rules Football League (BARFL) finals are coming up, and are being promoted in conjunction with the website Active Antipodean. Their press release follows. In addition, this weekend also sees the BARFL Regional and Scottish League Grand Finals. The BARFL website has all the details.

US Western Regionals schedule

  • Thursday, August 12 2004 @ 01:07 am ACST
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North America The Western Regionals are being held in San Diego this weekend. This is the second leg of the series, to help determine seedings for the United States AFL 2004 Nationals, to be held in Atlanta in October. With each of the attending five teams playing against every other team once, the Regional should be a fair measure of the relative strengths of the teams. The draw follows.

A giant looms in Africa

  • Thursday, August 12 2004 @ 12:07 am ACST
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Africa Australian Rules football has made great gains around the world in recent decades, but Africa has remained largely untouched. South Africa is the exception, and the targeted growth is certainly exciting.

San Jose Hornets Headache

  • Tuesday, August 10 2004 @ 10:36 pm ACST
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North America Every year the AFL clubs seem to find themselves hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons, but clubs outside of Australia are by no means immune to controversy either.

China win their first match away from home

  • Tuesday, August 10 2004 @ 01:39 am ACST
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Asia The China Blues chalked up their first win on foreign soil during the Asian AFL Championships in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on Saturday 31st July. It had been a long time between drinks with their only other win being at home versus Japan on November 6th 1999 in their debut match. Rather than an overall match report, we have an interesting account from some of the players involved. Hopefully we'll have a full tournament run down shortly.

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