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More on the All-Australian Amateur side
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 27 2004 @ 02:56 am ACST

About Time We Think Outside the Square ! I understand the idea of traveling with the AFL to Ireland would raise your profile for Amateur Footy, however the whole idea should be about growing AFL football not this International Version which very few actually like, both here and in Ireland.
Irish AFL is getting weaker because of this hy-breed game of International Rules.
I believe we should be traveling to New Zealand where the game is now thriving with over 30,000 kids playing at School, it has 4 cities with four Premiership Competitions and most clubs have Kiwikick,12's,16's,Reserves and League.
The standard of a All New Zealand AFL side would give any All Australian Amatuer side a run for there money right now and who knows with this sought of competition, they might even push for an AFL side to be based there in 10 years time. Think about it,
4 million Kiwi's behind one AFL side to knock off the Aussies at there own game.

More on the All-Australian Amateur side
Authored by: Brett Northey on Friday, August 27 2004 @ 09:18 am ACST

WFN is a big fan of the NZ system, and would love to see an All-Australian Amateur tour there too. Perhaps an Ireland tour, or at least thinking about it, will sow the seeds for an All-Australian side to play a different country every year.

Do you really think a full NZ squad would push an All-Aussie squad yet? It would be an exciting development.

Brett Northey - Editor for North America, Africa and Oceania