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Mongolian Wolves Enter The AFL Asia Arena

In yet another amazing example of Asian expansion, the Mongolian Wolves Australian Football League is under way. Whilst only in their early stages of development, the league already has kicked goals – men’s footy and also kids – and has grander plans.

According to the league’s Facebook page, the league was given the green light when the league announced, “[we are] excited to announce that the Mongolian Australian Football League has been accepted as an official foundation member league with AFL Asia. This affiliation provides us with a range of great resources, support and events and we look forward to working with the AFL Asia team to grow the sport and provide opportunities for participation in Mongolia.”

Since then, the MAFL has already instigated junior development. “We are excited to announce that the AUSKICK junior football program will be conducted at the International School of Mongolia starting week one of the next school term (after the summer break) as part of the schools CCA programs.”

Just this week, the league officially released the name of the club/league. “The new Mongolian Australian Football League will be known as the “WOLVES”. The wolf is native to Mongolia and features strongly in Mongolian history and legends.”

In addition to this growth, the league is very close to having secured a training base for their teams which will fast-track development at all levels.

In coming weeks, World Footy News will report on developments in Mongolia in greater detail. However, it is already a wonderful story of the game’s expansion across Asia.

For anyone wishing to contact the Mongolian Australian Football League, go to their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MongolianAFL/

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Mongolian Wolves Enter The AFL Asia Arena
Authored by: Cam Homes on Thursday, March 28 2019 @ 01:11 pm ACDT

This is great news, Wes, and encouraging that they are calling themselves a league rather than just a club. I think they can't go too far wrong if they follow the Columbian "blueprint" in the initial stages of starting their competition eg. Several short 'mini' seasons in the first year, preseason drafts and the locals drafted first - expats as top-ups for the teams.

Probably wise to get 'foreign' clubs to come to them if possible at first so all the locals get chance to play (generally its the locals who don't have too much of the ready's to afford to 'tour') as Columbia is doing this year with USA clubs/teams visiting.

AND a Mongolian after game nosh-up would put most Aussie BBQ's to shame too I reckon. (from little experience that I've had) :-)

Also, it's good to see that they are trying to get the kids involved at an early stage too, tends to help drag the dads and mums along and gets them involved as well. The more "Mongolian" it can become in the early stages, the greater the chance of growth, success and longevity of the league I believe.

Wes, if we can get a bit of more info (how the Auskick clinics go, first games etc) I will pass this story on to 'SA Footballer Magazine' to further spread the word of Aussie footy's growth around the world. :-)

Anyway, all the best of luck and success to the people involved with this development.