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World Footy Census 2004 - Australia

General NewsWhile worldfootynews.com focuses on Aussie Rules outside of Australia, in compiling the statistics on player numbers around the world, it would be remiss of us not to examine the numbers in the game's traditional homeland. Fortunately, such a mammoth task is performed independently, with consultants Street Ryan and Associates hired by the AFL to examine the game each year. Here we present a snapshot of those numbers, in the same format as our survey of other countries.
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Leeside Lions Win 2005 ARFLI Super 10’s

Europe

April 9th saw the finals of the ARFLI Super 10’s Competition being played with the usual suspects of Lions, Eagles, Demons and Crows competing in the finals.

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Spain going great guns in the pre-Cup media game

International Cup 2005

As the only new side at this year's International Cup, Los Toros de España are arousing a bit of interest - and things are looking good from the Bulls' camp. A match televised on national TV, a theme song recorded and played on radio (complete with 'Making Of' documentary on TV's Telemadrid), the Bulls are working overtime to get some attention at home.

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Sydney Swans to host Canada's Northwind

International Cup 2005

The AFL Canada have announced that the Sydney Swans will be their host for the 2005 International Cup. The Canadians have also made several more appointments to their staff for what is looming as a high standard tournament.
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Dublin Eagles Attract International Sponsor

Europe

Sponsorship is vital to all sporting clubs, from small community clubs to massive world icons. The Dublin Eagles in the Australian Rules Football League Ireland have secured a prominent international company. The following is courtesy of the Eagles' President, Phil Howarth.

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Florida State League hits a growth spurt

North America

The Florida Redbacks are looking forward to the beginnings of a bright season, hosting the Baltimore-Washington Eagles this weekend in the first match of the Eastern AFL season and announcing the formation of a third Florida metro league side in the southern city of Fort Lauderdale.

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Papua New Guinea praised by AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou

Oceania

The 2005 AFL season was launched in Brisbane this year, and AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou was full of praise for AFL PNG. The organisation, responsible for an explosion in junior footy numbers in Papua New Guinea, has now formally come under the wing of AFL Queensland. The plaudits from Demetriou are the first for another country that we know from the top AFL official. The following report is from AFL PNG Director Justin Karcher.

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Hamburg celebrate their first win in style

Europe

The Hamburg Dockers last weekend broke through for their first ever win, travelling to Düsseldorf to give the Lions a 18.7.155 to 3.5.23 thumping in round one of the AFL Germany 2005 season.

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WFN Poll #5 - "Who will win the 2005 International Cup"

International Cup 2005The results are in for World Footy News poll on “Who will win the 2005 International Cup?”
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Setanta has solid start to VFL season

Europe

Carlton's Irish recuit, Setanta O'hAilpin, is off to a solid start to his second season in Australia. Continuing his footy development with VFL side the Northern Bullants, Setanta has played several pre-season matches and kicked two goals in their opening regular season match.

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Reading, North London and West London on Tour

General News

Continuing the tradition of BARFL clubs taking to the road for pre-season warmups, three British clubs went abroad this weekend. The North London Lions headed for sunny Spain to take on the Madrid Bears, the Reading Roos landed in the deep south of the USA to take on the Atlanta Kookaburras and the West London Wildcats visited Scandinavia, taking on the Stockholm Dynamite - all three giving the locals a lesson in how footy is played.

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Ireland take U-17 IR series 2-1

International RulesWith the senior International Rules series scheduled for Australia this year, the annual under 17 series was played over the past fortnight in Ireland. The Irish lads won the Peter McDermott Cup with a 2 Tests to 1 result.
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