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Implementation of USAFL ASTN TV deal underway

North AmericaThe exciting USAFL television deal with ASTN, to broadcast US Australian Rules football matches, is now being put into place for the 2005 season schedule.
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US scholarships for 2005

North AmericaThe USAFL works with Macquarie Univsersity (in New South Wales, Australia) and AFL club Essendon (in Melbourne) to provide two scholarships each year for promising players to travel to Australia and play at a higher level. The 2005 winners have been announced.
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English immigrant gets AFL shot at Kangaroos

General NewsIn another encouraging sign for international footy, young English immigrant to Australia, Brad Moran, has been drafted by the North Melbourne Kanagroos.
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First French Australian Rules website

EuropeA new Australian Rules football website has been launched, Football Australien. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first French language website dedicated to our great game.
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Another role model for PNG footy is drafted

General NewsAFL club St Kilda has made one of the shocks of AFL National Draft day, selecting a young man of PNG descent, from outside the elite talent programs. Hopefully his heritage will make him a further role model for the thousands of kids now playing footy in Papua New Guinea, just like Mal Michael of the Brisbane Lions, who has a huge profile in Australia's northern neighbour.

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Footy a welcome hit in Kenya

AfricaFrom http://afl.com.au/default.asp?pg=aflfocus&spg=display&articleid=177483

During September, Baltimore Washington Eagle Gus Horsey ventured to Nairobi, Kenya where he ran several footy clinics and organised a grand final between four local teams.

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South African footy makes mainstream Aussie media

AfricaAfter what some might say was neglect, the mainstream Australian media have had a few reports recently about potential players coming into the AFL from overseas, and the growth of the game in South Africa. Perhaps Australian sports journalists are starting to realise that readers have an interest in footy beyond their own club.
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International Cup 2002 in Review

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It has been two years since the inaugural International Cup, held in Melbourne. The event was a great success and plenty has been said and written about it, but there have been many new developments in the world of Australian Rules football, and hopefully a lot of new people have become interested in this emerging aspect of the game. So worldfootynews.com thought it would be worthwhile reviewing the 2002 event. Later, we will preview the 2005 tournament.

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2004 Review: Aussie Rules Kicking Goals in Stockholm!

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The SAFF Mission Statement: ‘To contribute to the development of Australian Rules football in Sweden, through promotion and interaction attuned to Swedish society.’

Earlier this year, WFN caught up with Philip Porublev about the trials and tribulations of founding the Stockholm Dynamite. Now, Stockholm's Damien Waldron gives a post-season review of the progress of a side where 90% of the playing list had never kicked a footy prior to this year.

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World Footy News now accepting Aussie links

SiteWorld Footy News is now expanding its links section. Previously only websites relating to Australian Rules and focusing on the game outside of Australia were accepted (with the exception of major leagues like the AFL and state leagues). We now have a Miscellaneous - Australian links section, for pages like AFL club forums etc. As always, click on Links or Link Exchange to view our links. Our news focus will, however, remain on the leagues and clubs outside of Australia.
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Ethiopian hopes to make mark for Africa

AfricaAFL club Essendon are trialling Ethiopian tall man Goaner Tutlan. The 22 year old came to Australia as a refugee four years ago, and although his skills are only in the early stages of development, he has a background in soccer and basketball and his athleticism has impressed officials at the Bombers.
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Toronto secondary schools embrace footy for girls

North AmericaIn what could be a first for secondary schools in the Northern Hemisphere, two schools in Canada have fielded Australian Rules sides. The Etobicoke Kangaroos Australian Football Club (from the Ontario AFL) has conducted three weeks of training, finishing with an inter-schools match, between St Clement and Bishops Strachan. The following is from Greg Everett (Head Coach of the Canadian National men's side, the Northwind).
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