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Japanese student tackles footy at champion club

General NewsHampden Football League side South Warrnambool (270km west of Melbourne, Australia) boasts an impressive list of youngsters that are currently playing at the highest level. Jonathan Brown, Brent Moloney, Matt Maguire and James Rahilly are all products of the club's successful junior program, which also boasts recent stars Wayne Schwass and Leon Cameron. Could the next South Warrnambool player to step up be an 18-year-old exchange student from Japan?
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AFL match for Los Angeles in 2005?

General NewsThe chances of an AFL match being held in the US next year are considered better than ever.
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New Zealand an emerging powerhouse

OceaniaAfter re-establishing itself in the 1970s, Australian Rules football has become a fast growing sport in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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AusAID - Youth Ambassadors for Tonga and possibly the Solomon Islands

OceaniaAn Australian Youth Ambassador has helped develop Australian football in the Kingdom of Tonga, and there are plans for the Solomon Islands too
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SANZA Brit Cup features increased numbers

EuropeThe large Australian expatriate community ensures footy has a foothold in the UK, but the recent Brit Cup indicated that the number of locals playing has increased.
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Footy development job vacancy in South Africa

AfricaFooty development in South Africa is set to receive a boost, courtesy of Australian Volunteers International and the AFL. Working together, the organisations have called for applicants wishing to fill the role of footy development officer working with South African clubs, schools and communities.
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Battle Hots up in 2004 MAAFL race

North AmericaMany believe the Mid American Australian Football League (MAAFL) is fast becoming the benchmark league in the United States. The following report is from eastern USA correspondent Wayne Kraska. He reviews the history of the MAAFL and gives us a season wrap to date. Although the MAAFL spans what is described as the American mid-west, it still falls in the eastern half of the country.
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Brussels Saints Celebrate Stellar Inaugural Season

Europe

In only four months of existence, the Brussels Saints have defeated Paris both home and away, taken first place at the Central European AFL championships and assembled a playing list of almost 30 players, of which only around half are ex-pat Australians.

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PNG pathways to the AFL

OceaniaAFL Queensland is working with AFL PNG to give talented young Papuan's a pathway through to senior AFL level in Australia. The following is an edited version of an update on junior Australian football in Papua New Guinea, by Jaive Smare.
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Convicts to tour Africa

AfricaWorld Footy News recently did a short interview with Brian Clarke (pictured), regarding the touring Convicts concept.
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AFL games confirmed for England in 2005/06

General NewsAfter the initial disappointment that the AFL will be unable to play their usual exhibition game at the Oval in London, there is some good news.
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Setanta's debut stalled

EuropeSetanta O'hAilpin is unlikely to play football at the top level this year.
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