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2004 US National Collegiate Invitational

North AmericaAustralian Rules football continues to grow steadily in the United States. Unlike many top American sports, Aussie Rules does not have a strong college presence. However several colleges have taken on the game, and September sees an exciting new phase for the sport, with the Inaugural Collegiate Invitational. This may well be the springboard needed to accelerate football's growth in universities throughout the US.
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AFL to host 2005 International Cup

International Cup 2005The AFL will host the 2005 International Cup in Melbourne, Australia. It is hoped that all the countries that attended in 2002 will return, and possibly some new ones.
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Auckland league gets set for the 2004 season

OceaniaArguably New Zealand's strongest league, the new Auckland AFL season is about to get underway.
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Results from 2004 US Western Regionals

North AmericaThe results are in from the second leg of the US Western Regionals, held in San Diego on August 14 and 15.
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Samurai offer a Glimpse of Footy's Future

Asia

On August 18th the All-Japan Samurai met the Melbourne Vietnamese at Box Hill North's Elgar Park. The Samurai ran out comfortable 13.13 to 6.8 victors in a match marked by some impressive skills from a Japanese squad much improved from the side that travelled to the 2002 cup and some explosive pace from both sides.

In part one of our two-part feature on Aussie Rules development in the two nations, WFN's Aaron Richard talks with Samurai Coach Troy Beard.

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Marn Grook - the Origin of Footy?

General NewsThe origin of Australian Rules football is often speculated on, but there are few definitive answers. It does seem likely that it had many influences in its formative years.
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New Zealand's best set to shine in provincial championship

OceaniaAustralia's AFL Grand Final weekend (25th-26th September) is shaping up as a big weekend for football in New Zealand, with Christchurch set to host the National Provincial Championship (NPC) and an international junior tournament at a number of venues in the Canterbury region.
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Stockholm Explodes onto the European Scene

EuropeFrom having only one side in the whole country (the Helsingborg Saints) to having local leagues in Stockholm and Skåne, an outpost in Göteborg and hosting international competition, the past two years have been a time of spectacular growth for the Australian game in Sweden.
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2004 SEAFL Grand Final Week

North AmericaThe South Eastern (USA) Australian Football League finishes this week, with the title to be decided between Atlanta and North Carolina.
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Samurai win in Melbourne

AsiaThe Japan Samurai have continued on their winning way defeating Box Hill North at Elgar Park on Tuesday night, 17th August.
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NEAFL reaches climax

North AmericaThe United States' North East Australian Football League is coming to the end of its season, with the champions to be decided in Philadelphia.
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Japanese Juggernaut continues on their winning way

AsiaThe Japan Samurai, an all-Japanese side, have proven their recent wins in Asia were no fluke with a sound thrashing of a Howlong Football Club selection on Australian soil last Sunday, 15th August.
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