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Welcome to World Footy News - independent news and views from the international Australian Football community.

World Footy News was created to foster awareness of Australian Football ('footy' to those in its traditional homelands of southern and western Australia) around the globe and to aid communication between clubs, leagues and individuals playing and supporting Aussie Rules. Note that we do not seek to thoroughly cover general football news within Australia, as there are numerous websites and other media dedicated to that.

We aim to provide independent reporting and as such are not affiliated directly with any clubs, leagues or organisations. We do however gratefully acknowledge the support of those groups that along the way have helped us bring you the news.

WFN includes modest advertising to cover costs. Any profits will be directed to improving our coverage and a junior development fund.

Articles are moderated before posting. You can contact a writer by clicking on their name and following the instructions. Our main regions of responsibility are:

Editors and Writers

Brett Northey - Co-founder, Chief Editor, business and staff coordinator, and Fiji, South America and Africa correspondent

Troy Thompson - Editor, USA correspondent

Wesley Hull - Editor, Australian correspondent, additional reporting wherever there's a need

Michael Christiansen - Editor, PNG, Tonga, New Zealand and miscellaneous Oceania correspondent

Aaron Richard - Co-founder, editor


Cam Homes - Asia - including Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, China and Hong Kong

Harley Vague - Western Canada and Western Australia correspondent, Social media wrangler

Olivier Tresca - Additional Europe reporting - particularly France

Stephen Alomes - International Rules, history and culture correspondent

Vineet Basu - India correspondent

Other Contributors

Anthony Costa - Site logo and banner circa 2010

Fiona Austen and Kym Kovan - Technical support

Luc Le Quiniat - Topic logos


Feel free to contact them with any queries you may have. If the region does not appear above you can contact any of the editors.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of other individuals who have contributed to the site - their names appear on stories that they have submitted - but also to everyone who has passed on information that has allowed us to compile the news. A list of some of our past contributors can be found here: Former Contributors

Browse through the site, and if you have something to contribute feel free to write an article for us (generally best to contact us first) or add a link. We request that when submitting an article, please create an account using something similar to your real name, and fill in the details so we can confirm who you are.

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