2011 confirmed for next IC, location up for tender

Thursday, January 08 2009 @ 02:30 pm ACDT

Contributed by: Brett Northey

The Australian Football League's David Matthews today told worldfootynews.com that the AFL intends to stage the fourth Australian Football International Cup in 2011.

Originally the tournament was to switch to a 4-year cycle but during the International Forum staged during IC08 Matthews, head of AFL National and International Game Development, expressed an interest in it remaining at 3-year intervals.

Matthews also suggested that keeping the event in Melbourne may be beneficial, but has now told us that the AFL's Roger Berryman, who was the primary event coordinator for IC08, will be managing a tender process to determine location and timing. Encouragingly the AFL say they have had interest from several international affiliates and other Australian states in relation to hosting IC11.

More details as they become available.

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