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North America set for 2005 AFL coverage

  • Wednesday, March 02 2005 @ 10:57 pm ACDT
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North America It looks likely that a deal will be done soon to get the 2005 AFL season back on North American TV screens. FOX appeared to have dropped it altogether, but negotiations are said to be nearing completion that will give the coverage a stay of execution. The following report is courtesy of AFANA.

Around the Grounds in North America (Part two) - 2005 Preview

  • Thursday, February 24 2005 @ 02:00 pm ACDT
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North America

With the much-discussed ASTN television deal slowly taking form, metro leagues kicking off around the United States, leagues forming reforming in new shapes and sizes and the US Revolution and Canadian Northwind planning for their assault on the International Cup, 2005 could be a big year for footy in North America.

WFN takes a look at some of the major developments.

San Diego down the OC Bombers at Arena display

  • Monday, February 21 2005 @ 12:40 am ACDT
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In a match showcasing one of the most heavily modified forms of footy seen to date, the San Diego Lions defeated the Orange County Bombers in a curtain-raiser to the LA Avengers match at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, on February 20th. The game was a big hit with fans and the Bombers have been invited back for more displays at Avengers games in future.

Collingwood to hold open tryouts in Denver, USA

  • Friday, January 28 2005 @ 07:57 pm ACDT
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North America In an attempt to find the first American to play in the AFL, the Collingwood Football Club will hold open tryouts in early April in conjunction with USAFL powerhouse the Denver Bulldogs. The Collingwood Magpies, one of Australia's oldest, largest and most successful clubs, are actively searching for young men with athletic abilities to possibly draft from the USA.

FOX Sports World won\'t cover AFL in 2005

  • Monday, January 17 2005 @ 08:27 am ACDT
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North America In a potentially major blow to spreading the game in the United States, FOX Sports World will not cover the AFL in 2005 or beyond, as it becomes FOX Soccer Channel. The Australian Football Association of North America (AFANA) report that the change should not affect coverage in Canada, and they are hopeful that the AFL can secure a deal with another US network.

Atlanta USA to play Reading UK

  • Sunday, January 16 2005 @ 01:55 pm ACDT
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North America In what is believed to be a first for Aussie Rules football in the US a British team, the Reading Kangaroos, are to play the Atlanta Kookaburras in Atlanta on April 9th 2005 for the Atlanta International Footy Challenge Cup.

Wild West Shootout in Las Vegas

  • Wednesday, January 12 2005 @ 07:37 am ACDT
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North America Unfortunately the annual Arizona AFL Metro Footy World Invitational has had to be cancelled for 2005, with issues relating to field availability. But the good news for US footballers is that a new tournament has been announced - the Wild West Shootout, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Confirmed starters are the Mojave Greens and Tucson Javelinas. The following is a press release from the organisers.

Plans for US Eastern AFL

  • Sunday, January 09 2005 @ 11:49 pm ACDT
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North America There is talk floating around the US that the South Eastern and North Eastern Australian Football Leagues may be merged to form a new Eastern AFL.

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