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Sheedy calls for more international development

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Former Richmond and Essendon great Kevin Sheedy is keeping up his fervent calls for the AFL and Australians to embrace international footy. When the AFL appointed him as an ambassador for the 150-year celebrations, they said Sheedy would challenge them, and he's certainly doing that. Amongst his latest challenges are for an AFL match in India, an academy in California, more overseas development officers, and a $1 levy on AFL tickets to fund development. Most of these are ideas that have been floated many times before, by people in overseas leagues, those involved in developing the game, sites such as worldfootynews.com and fans on chat forums. But never before has someone so prominent made such a sustained call to arms for international footy.

The full article, on the Herald Sun website, is: Time is right for AFL to go global.

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