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AFL Game Development GM to attend US Nationals

North AmericaThe General Manager of Game Development at the AFL, David Matthews, will attend the Pratt Industries 2004 USAFL National Championships.
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Topic restructure - 'Clubs Forming' news now reported according to location

SiteAs part of a general site refinement, administration wishes to announce that the Clubs Forming topic has been removed and all stories moved to their respective geographic locations.
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Munich Roos keep the Oktoberfest Cup in Bavaria

EuropeThe Munich Kangaroos defeated the Düsseldorf Lions by 17 points in the final of the Oktoberfest Cup on October 2nd, with a combined Hamburg/Copenhagen side dubbed the 'Northern Alliance' edging out 2004 AFLG premiers the Frankfurt Redbacks for fourth.
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International Rules - living up to the name: Denver

International RulesInternational Rules Football - it is a long and impressive sounding name, but so far few outside of Ireland and Australia would know it referred to the hybrid Aussie/Gaelic game played each October between the elite of the AFL and the GAA. Yet how many Aussies and Irish would know that (not withstanding the annual under 17s matches) it is not just the 24 official October Tests that have seen the tackle and mark with an O'Neills Gaelic ball? And that playing fields have been graced with the curious sight of 4 posts, cross-bar and nets, not just in Croke Pk or the MCG, but in fields across North America, Germany and Asia?
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TAFA boot orphanage makes an impact

OceaniaThe success of the Tonga Australian Football Association boot orphanage is set to continue, with shipping company Pacific Forum Line (PFL) agreeing to sponsor the program.
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Canadian footy featured on Channel 9 in Australia

North AmericaFor international leagues, getting exposure in their own country is not their only short term goal. They also seek coverage in Australia, as that can have many benefits, such as greater awareness in Australia of international footy, which will ultimately lead to the International Cup becoming a more prestigious event. Recently Canadian Aussie Rules was featured on Australian Channel 9's Today show.
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Coming soon - Galway

EuropeGalway, on the west coast of Ireland, is a city with a proud sporting tradition in Gaelic football and hurling. It is also a great place to visit, and after some months spent listening to suggestions from his Dublin Demons teammates that they tour to Galway (particularly from Aussies on the team keen for a night out), Diarmiud O'Riain decided it was time to look into seriously founding a club in the City of Tribes.
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Lebanese Falcons take Flight

Middle EastHashem Ouaida recently returned to Melbourne following one year of hard work bringing the Australian native code to his ancestral homeland of Lebanon. His efforts also helped start up a Melbourne Lebanese community football organisation which fielded a side in this year's Multicultural Cup and has started a Sunday social competition.

World Footy News recently caught up with Ouaida to talk about their progress.
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worldfootynews.com Staff Restructure

Siteworldfootynews.com wishes to announce there has been a small restructure in staff, to better balance resources and interests. Of course we would all like to cover all regions, such is our love of football, but time does not permit any of us that luxury. The new details follow.
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Both O'hAilpin brothers controversially included in Ireland's IR squad

International RulesThe Irish squad for the International Rules controversially includes both O'hAilpin brothers - Setanta who is currently on Carlton's list in the AFL, but also big brother Sean Og.
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All-Toronto showdown in 2004 OAFL Premiership Decider

North AmericaThe two Toronto based clubs are through to the 2004 Ontario Australian Football League Grand Final on Saturday October 2nd at Humber North.
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St. Kilda FC to undertake pre-season training in South Africa

AfricaThe Melbourne-based St. Kilda Saints announced today that they will travel to Potchefstroom, South Africa, to undergo training at a high-performance facility in preparation for the 2005 AFL season.
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