Contributed by: Brett Northey
The British Australian Rules Football League has named its 35 man squad for the 2005 International Cup. This follows the Brit Cup tournament, in which clubs play off fielding only their British players (hopefully more on that later). At time of writing it was also expected that The Footy Show, the top AFL variety/sports program in Australia, would film footage of a British Bulldogs training session and air it tonight (June 23rd).
The popular Channel 9 program, hosted by Eddie McGuire (Collingwood President, AFL commentator and host of Australia's Who Wants to be a Millionaire), is being filmed in London this week. Hopefully the British players will get some coverage and raise the profile of the fast-approaching Cup.
The key dates for the Bulldogs are:
Fly out on the 29th of July
First game on the 3rd of August
Final on the 13 of August at the MCG
Return flight on the 14th, arriving early on Monday the 15th of August.
More information about the Bulldogs and the British leagues can be found at the BARFL website.
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