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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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No AFL Exhibition Match in 2004 at the Oval, London

General NewsFrom the British Australian Rules Football League (BARFL) website, comes disappointing news.
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49th Parallel Cup 2004 - Revolution maintains streak against Northwind

North AmericaLast weekend the US national side, the Revolution, took on the pride of Canada, the Northwind, in the 49th Parallel Cup, named after the latitude that marks much of the border between the countries. The US continued it's winning run. The following report is from US Footy and gives the American perspective
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Footy Troubles in Ireland

EuropeIreland has been a great recent success in Australian football, but a few cracks have appeared in the past year.
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Sheep Station Cup moves to Aalborg for 2004

Europe

A lightning premiership attracting teams from across Denmark, Sweden and the rest of Europe, the annual DAFL Sheep Station Cup will be played on the weekend of September 25th and 26th.

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Samurai descend on Melbourne

AsiaThe Japanese national side, the Samurai, are touring Melbourne, Australia, in August. The following is a press release from their site.
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Big Stage for Denver and Vancouver

North AmericaThe Denver Bulldogs and Vancouver Cougars have organised half time demonstrations of footy at major sporting events.
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