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Asian footy future - East Asia Australian Football League kicks off
Authored by: dongstrong99 on Tuesday, February 12 2013 @ 11:01 pm ACDT

Currently Japan, East Timor, Laos, Borneo, India, china and indonesia most probably have enough local players to field a national team of 16 locals out of a 22 squad team to play alongside a an expat national team.

However such a plan needs a structured formal document the EEAFl can run with and attract large sponsors to get over the travel issues for some locals. 

The most realistic thing I can see to empower the game with locals so they feel part of the process is maybe to showcase some of these 16/22 team of locals national team matches in 2013. 

We work on sponsorship and the building up of a national team of locals for other interested countries in 2013.

These well pondered and structure teams can be formalized in the Asian cup in 2014 to play alongside the expat teams. So there can be two cups up for grabs for each nation. There will mutual support for the expat and locals team to take home two cups.

If countries just want to field an expat team that is still okay. Domestically countries can still play mixed games of 50/50. This is not a huge shake up of the current system. Including locals more in the process will attract more local people to know and support the sport. More volunteers and more support. 

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