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Melbourne in pole position for IC11
Authored by: tinka13 on Tuesday, May 26 2009 @ 05:13 pm ACST

Brett, It would be great if the AFL called on people like yourself and others who are knowledgable with with regards to the next IC. The working party should have people with these atributes, AFL administration experience both local and overseas, Media experience, a Can Do mentality, Events competition experience. They need people who have got a Global View of AFL. Can you get back to all of us when Roger finally decides to get things cracking as 2011 is not far away! Thanks for all of the stories and information.

Melbourne in pole position for IC11
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, May 26 2009 @ 07:49 pm ACST

Thanks Tinka. We do our best to advocate for the international game, as do many people including the the Leagues themselves - some of them, just like us, are in regular contact with the AFL. I suppose we have some advantages in that we talk to as many leagues as we can getting their views on issues, but don't represent any one country or interest group, so perhaps we're seen as having no (or less?) biases.

But of course at the end of the day the AFL staff have their own restrictions they have to work within and their own opinions and all those other competing interests - I'm sure there are guys there who, if given an extra $2million to splash around, would happily do great development things. It would certainly be interesting (perhaps frustrating) to be embedded in the system and see exactly what can and can't be achieved.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN