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Chicago-Labrador exchange program announced

  • Saturday, December 18 2004 @ 07:37 am ACDT
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North America The Chicago Metro AFL will get a boost next year from the on- and off-field experience of Darren McCumber from QAFL club Labrador. In return, Chicago local Jeremy Morgan will take to the field for Labrador for season 2005.

Mojave Greens - the new wave in US Footy?

  • Saturday, December 11 2004 @ 07:58 am ACDT
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North America Will the United States military be the next big area of growth for Australian Rules football? World Footy News conducted an email-based interview with some people who think it could be, and are actively leading the charge, with the first US Army side, the Mojave Greens.

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.

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.

USAFL signs three year television deal

  • Saturday, October 09 2004 @ 09:43 am ACST
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North America In possibly one of the most dramatic developments in the history of Australian Rules football, the United States AFL has reportedly signed a three year contract with the new All Sports Television Network. If this deal reaches its potential, the major US leagues could be fast-tracked to the first semi-professional Aussie Rules leagues outside of Australia.

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