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Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 06:07 am ACDT

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PNG's King Mal to guest star on 'The Footy Show'

OceaniaStar Brisbane Lions defender Mal Michael and AFL PNG will feature on this Thursday's episode of top rating Australian football television program The Footy Show.
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Australian Army versus US Army in 2006

North America

The Mojave Greens are sending two US Army soldiers down to Melbourne to meet with their Australian counterparts in hopes of building sister club relationships, future match dates, and a possible exchange program with potential matches in 2006. The following story is from the US Army's Chris Angle.

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Western Regionals round 2 move to OC

North America

Initial plans for the United States Western Regionals round 2 to be staged by Seattle and Vancouver in Vancouver (Canada) have been cancelled. It appeared that two clubs had pulled out and several others were not keen. Combined with Seattle not fielding a team in the first round in Denver, and the scheduling close to the Revolution departure for the International Cup, and the decision was made to look closer to home for most of the clubs.

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Soggy 2004/05 Arizona season won by first time premiers

North America

Despite the desert environs of Arizona on the US western side of the United States, the fifth Arizona AFL season has being punctuated by more than a few rain delays. After major re-scheduling, the minor premier, Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils, took on the Chandler Outlaws in the grand final. The following report is courtesy of the AZAFL's Darren Toohey, winner of the leading goalkicker award.

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Spanish Bulls release Jumper design and Videoclip for themesong

International Cup 2005

The Spanish national team, the Bulls, have announced their official Jumper design for the coming International Cup and released the video clip for their fundraiser themesong 'Toros de España', available for download from the Madrid Bears homepage.

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Denmark pull out of Cup

International Cup 2005

In bad news for the International Cup, one of the leading countries in Denmark has withdrawn from the tournament with just one month notice. The decision leaves the biggest event in international footy with unbalanced pools and potentially a draw in disarray.

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South Africa on track to join the big two

Africa

The recent World Footy Census clearly demonstrates that the big two countries in developing Aussie Rules outside of Australia are Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. This relates to their large junior programs, with thousands of children participating. Recent AFL South Africa announcements suggest that country remains on track to join those countries in the next few years.

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AFL consider allowing international apprenticeships

General News


In potentially big news for the international development of Australian Rules football, the AFL have revealed preliminary plans to allow AFL clubs to take on young international players as apprentices. The initial discussion is being treated as a background issue by mainstream Australian media, with the high profile issue the AFL's plans to have a similar scheme in Sydney.

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Brit Cup 2005 - expat free British footy shows real class

Europe



The Brit Cup is a mid-season carnival in the BARFL season where the clubs submit teams made up solely of "EU" (mainly born and bred British) players. This year's Cup on Saturday 18th June, was the 5th year of the concept and saw the best footy played so far.

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Schoolboys tournament kicks off in Samoa

OceaniaThe first round of the 2005 Samoan Australian Rules Football Association schoolboys tournament kicked off this week, pitting six of the island nation's secondary schools against each other.
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Florida Footy on the Rise

North America



Florida is often associated with being the first place Hurricanes hit the US coast. Of course hurricanes don’t just appear, they develop quietly hundreds of miles offshore before hitting with devastating force. The Florida Redbacks similarly have been developing quietly for some time now and strengthening to hit the USAFL with some force of their own.

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BC Cup huge success in Vancouver, Canada

North America

The BC Cup was a huge success in Vancouver with 5 teams Vancouver Cougars, Burnaby Eagles, Victoria Lions, Seattle Grizzlies and Alberta Kangaroos (21 Calgary Roos plus 4 Red Deer Magpies) taking to the field.

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