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AFL Indonesia launch

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Australian football in Indonesia has made steady progress in recent years, with adult sides in the Jakata Bintangs, Bali Geckos and more recent arrivals the Borneo Bears. The Bintangs have also had a formal junior program that has continued the process of ensuring a new generation of players - something that has been an ongoing effort by the Bintangs and others such as Robert Baldwin.

Now Jakarta's junior program is taking another big step forward with the launch of AFL Indonesia. To mark the official start they have staged the Allan Taylor Cup, an Australian Football Carnival for Indonesian youth on Saturday, 20 June 2009 at Buperta Park, Cibubur. It was attended by Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer, Oceania AFL Development Manager Andrew Cadzow and former Collingwood player Craig Starcevich.

Andrew Cadzow stated, “We are looking forward to working with the Jakarta Bintangs to set up a fully fledged junior football league for the kids of Jakarta and further promote the game to other parts of Indonesia, starting with Bali and Balikpapan”. The program also aims to provide a senior Indonesian team for the 2011 International Cup.

For more see Juniors cup launches AFL Indonesia which at time of writing was featuring in the HQ section on the front of the AFL website.

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AFL Indonesia launch
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, June 23 2009 @ 10:41 PM ACST

A quick update. AFL Oceania's Andrew Cadzow has told us that the launch was a great success and he was impressed with the standard of the juniors, with around 200 players between 15 - 23. Sounds like a great base to get a national adult side together if the funding can be found.

Tremendous to have positive Aussie programs running in Indonesia, our giant primarily Islamic neighbour to the north. The relationship between our countries has been steadily improving for some time now and hopefully programs like this will add to that.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN

AFL Indonesia launch
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, June 24 2009 @ 03:10 PM ACST

Not sure what the practicalities involved are - but would the creation of AFL Indonesia help out with other nearby organisations such as the Malaysian Warriors Auskick program, or even the Timor Crocs who are interested in more matches in Australia?

AFL Indonesia launch
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, June 24 2009 @ 10:55 PM ACST


Perhaps one for you to take up with Cadz?

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN