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New Zealand AFL\'s new website launched

  • Monday, August 30 2004 @ 10:40 am ACST
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Oceania A key component in the promotion of Australian Rules football around the world has been the Internet. After being dormant for some time during a major overhaul, it is great to see the new New Zealand AFL website online.

Steel City Boomerang Cup

  • Monday, August 30 2004 @ 08:27 am ACST
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North America The Pittsburgh Wallabies are an Australian Rules footy club based in Pennsylvania, in the northeast of the US. The following is a release from them regarding their upcoming tournament.

New York crowned 2004 NEAFL Champions

  • Friday, August 27 2004 @ 09:21 am ACST
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North America The North East Australian Football League in the US has come to a close, with the finals played in Philadelphia. The New York Magpies closed the season well, ensuring that their top of the table finish was translated into a Grand Final win.

Croatian Converts hope to bring Footy to the Balkans

  • Thursday, August 26 2004 @ 03:56 pm ACST
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Europe

Kolja Koracak first encountered Aussie Rules in the USA, playing two seasons in the Arizona AFL. On returning to his homeland of Croatia, he started looking for ways to spread the word and get a regular fix of his new favourite sport.

Sash Herceg arrived in Perth in 1996, a recent immigrant from the city of Split on Croatia's Adriatic coast. After a few years of watching Australia's own football code, he decided to give it a go, playing senior football for West Coast Cowan in Perth and the Fitzroy Reds in Melbourne.

WFN recently caught up with the two to talk about plans for bringing the game back to Croatia.

Wildcats and Raiders win 2004 BARFL titles

  • Thursday, August 26 2004 @ 01:45 pm ACST
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Europe The 2004 British Australian Rules Football League Premiership and Conference titles were won last weekend, with the West London Wildcats taking out the London Premiership, and the Shepherds Bush Raiders winning the London Conference. It was a big result for the Wildcats, as both winning teams are part of the West London club.

Foundation US football club to re-form in Louisville

  • Tuesday, August 24 2004 @ 11:05 pm ACST
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North America The first ever game of Australian Rules football played in the United States, at least in the "modern era", was between the Cincinnati Dockers and Louisville Cats, in 1996. In less than a decade the sport has spread to all corners of the country, with thousands of players competing. Alas Louisville went into recess a couple of years ago, but plans are underway to re-form this historic club.

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