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2020 AFL Marsh Community Series International Broadcast Guide

North America

The AFL's preseason warm up matches start today.  If you are outside Australia and want to watch on TV, we have the broadcast schedule for you below. 

Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Sports 2 in the USA will be broadcasting matches this week so please check local guides for any last minute changes.  At this stage no other countries are taking the international feed.

As always we recommend the AFANA website for all the most current and detailed information for the broadcast of AFL/AFLW in North America 

 

Fans can also subscribe to Watch AFL  to stream matches outside Australia.

 

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2020 AFLW Round 3 International Broadcast

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AFLW Round 3 kicks off Friday night Melbourne time.  If you are outside Australia and want to watch on TV, we have the broadcast schedule for you below. 

Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Sports 2 in the USA, ABC Australia in Asia/Pacific and India, as well as Sky Sports in NZ will be broadcasting matches this week so please check local guides for any last minute changes. 

As always we recommend the AFANA website for all the most current and detailed information for the broadcast of AFL/AFLW in North America 

Fans can also subscribe to Watch AFL  to stream matches outside Australia.

 

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Round 2 AFLW Wrap Up:

Australia

What a superb round 2 of AFLW it was.

Brisbane Lions, Collingwood and Fremantle all remain undefeated and are staking their claims as early premiership contenders.

History has been made with Collingwood starting their season off for the first time in their AFLW history with a 2-0 record and also defeated Carlton for the first time too.

For Collingwood, this has been a season of first's and they have become an AFLW force. 

Fancied premiership favourites at the start of the season, Adelaide and North Melbourne secured there first victories and they both did so in classy fashion. 

Image Source: @aflwomens

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Dockers smash Eagles in inaugural Western Derby

Australia

Fremantle demolished West Coast Eagles winning emphatically by 45-points at Optus Stadium in the historic AFLW Western RAC Derby on Saturday night, in front of 35,185 fans.

Dockers remain undefeated with the resounding victory and have become one of the early premiership contenders. 

For the Dockers, star midfielder Kiara Bowers finished with 18 tackles, 13 disposals and 10 kicks and she was awarded with the best on ground medal in the first AFLW Derby.

From the first half, Kiara Bowers had 12 tackles and she set the tone in the opening term racking up 11 tackles.

Image Source: @freodockersAFLW

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AFLW 4.0 Player Previews: Emily Bates

Australia

Today's AFLW 4.0 feature is on Brisbane Lion's women's player Emily Bates.

The Brisbane Lions started their 2020 AFLW campaign off on the right note defeating reigning premiers Adelaide Crows by 13-points.

Bates was influential in the Lions win, she accumulated 15 disposals, eight kicks, seven handballs, four tackles and three marks.

Image Source: Getty 

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2020 AFLW Round 2 International Broadcast

General News

AFLW Round 2 kicks off Friday night Melbourne time.  If you are outside Australia and want to watch on TV, we have the broadcast schedule for you below. 
   
Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Sports 2 in the USA, ABC Australia in Asia/Pacific and India, as well as Sky Sports in NZ will be broadcasting matches this week so please check local guides for any last minute changes. 

As always we recommend the AFANA website for all the most current and detailed information for the broadcast of AFL/AFLW in North America 

Fans can also subscribe to Watch AFL  to stream matches outside Australia.

 

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Irish Blow For Bombers

Europe
Star Essendon defender, Irishman Conor McKenna, has returned to his homeland on the eve of the 2020 AFL Premiership season. Whilst the move is by no means permanent, the club will monitor progress closely over coming days and weeks.

The Essendon Football Club issued the following statement:

"Essendon defender Conor McKenna has returned to his homeland of Ireland due to homesickness and family-related reasons."

"General manager of football Dan Richardson said the 23-year-old had the club’s full support to return to his native country."
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Evolution

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I can just imagine a few disgruntled people, possibly blokes, sitting around waiting for the world to evolve into its current form. “Oh, come on. I want rivers and mountains NOW!” No matter how impatient those souls may be, nature would take its sweet time and evolve.

Descendants of those disgruntled few might be the ones currently trolling happily about the perceived (by them) shortfalls of the women’s game of footy. Highlighted by the AFLW, but seen across all levels of women’s and girl’s footy, some men just don’t get it.

Evolution.

Since the first recorded games of Australian Football from 1858 onwards the game was all about evolution and development. It was not until 1867 that the highest tally of goals in a match would see a winner. By 1897, the start of the VFL, teams were capable of recording 100 point scores. However, only twice did teams kick more than 100 points in that season – Melbourne in Round 5 and Geelong in Round 7.
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Finalists Locked In For NTFL

Australia
With just a round left in the NTFL Premier League season, the finalists are already decided. Sadly, the wooden spoon is also decided. Battles rage in next weekend’s final round to see which club –Tiwi Bombers, Southern Districts Crocs or Darwin Buffaloes – will snare the double chance and third place.

Regardless of results, Palmerston Magpies will finish as wooden spooners. They sit two games adrift of second last team, Wanderers. Waratah will finish in sixth place after a disappointing season by their standards.

The fascinating battle is the finishing order within the top five. The Nightcliff Tigers and St Mary’s are locked for first and second place regardless of Round 18 results.
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UCC Dominate Fitzpatrick Cup

Europe
The UCC Bombers and UCC Crusaders have come away from Oxford University with thrilling results at the AFL Europe Fitzpatrick Cup. One winner and a runner-up marked another very good weekend for the Cork-based club.

The event saw the UCC Men’s retain their title, whilst the UCC Crusaders were unluckily defeated by a solitary point. It was a huge day for the Cambridge University women, taking the title. The event also saw teams from four countries compete – Ireland, England, Wales and Denmark – with the Southern Denmark University team making history with their first international team.

In the Men’s Division, the UCC Bombers pinched the game from Birmingham University in the dying moments. The club’s website described the result as follows:
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Not Within A Bull’s Roar – AFL Middle East

Middle East
Heading into the penultimate round of the AFL Middle East season, the Abu Dhabi Falcons had to down the Multiplex Bulls for a chance at the minor premiership. The Dubai Dingoes had to upset the Dubai Dragons for a chance to avoid the wooden spoon.

Neither happened.

Instead, the Bulls firmed for premiership favouritism by downing the Falcons down in Abu Dhabi by 63 points. Likewise, the Dubai Dragons proved that they are far from removed from premiership calculations by hammering the Dingoes in Dubai by 116 points.

The match in Abu Dhabi saw the Bulls get away to a strong start, leading by more than four goals at the first break and going on to record a 12-goal opening half and lead by almost seven goals. The game wasn’t over, but the Falcons would need to find something otherworldly to bridge the gap, which they couldn’t.
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Round 1 AFLW Wrap Up:

Australia

What an exciting start to the AFLW season, round 1 was.

It had everything from big names returning, upsets, injuries to star players and the introduction of four new expansion teams.

Image Source: @MelbourneAFLW

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