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PNG Footy at a Crossroads?

OceaniaAustralian Football in Papua New Guinea has had a number of successes in recent times through the implementation of junior and lifestyle programs structured to get people playing competition sport. A major advantage has been that the country's main spectator sport, rugby league, has not had any real competing structures - though this may soon change with a big push planned by Rugby League and supported by AusAid. World Footy News talks with Scott Reid about how the PNG footballing landscape currently looks.
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Rumour mill exaggerates Cavanagh signing

Europe

Reports in the Australian and Irish press concerning the signing of Gaelic footballer Sean Cavanagh to the Brisbane Lions are premature, with discussions ongoing.

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US Coach Nugent returns home bringing Revolution with him

International Cup 2005The United States Australian Football National team - the American Revolution - will arrive in Melbourne this week for their second attempt to take home the International Cup. This talented bunch of American footballers will be playing under an Australian coach, making the return to his home town. World Footy News profile USA coach Alan Nugent.

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Falcons captain profiled in New Zealand press

International Cup 2005

New Zealand Falcons captain Andrew Congalton has been receiving some press coverage at home, with a profile article appearing in the North Shore Times and on news website stuff.co.nz.

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Mosquitoes still searching for a sponsor

International Cup 2005

Papua New Guinea, one of the favourites to win the upcoming International Cup, are still searching for a sponsor to support their tilt at the title.

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Update on IC commentary

International Cup 2005

As reported in Call for commentators at Cup matches the AFL were seeking volunteers to commentate on IC round 1 and 3 matches, which will be filmed for promotional purposes. They have now appointed two locals to the positions, but will still be interested in international guests who can provide some insight into their country's players and local footy scene.

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Brisbane signs Irish footballer

Europe

The Brisbane Lions have joined Carlton and Sydney in signing a Gaelic footballer, with County Tyrone player Sean Cavanagh agreeing to terms that will see him become an Australian footballer in 2006. Report from Jake Anson and Matt Guthrie.

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North Melbourne vs Sydney at UCLA now very likely

North America

The prospect of an AFL match being played in the United States has been tantalising Australian Rules footy fans and players in the US for several years. After several disappointments the signs have been promising this year. Although it has yet to be officially confirmed, it now looks like the match is more likely than ever before.

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Leeside Lions add another Trophy to the Cabinet

Europe

The Leeside Lions are the 2005 ARFLI Premiers after a toughly contested Grand Final with the Dublin Demons in Kilkenny last Saturday. The Lions completed a clean sweep of all major honours offered by the ARFLI in 2005, also winning the pre-season Super 10s and the leading goalkicker award.

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Call for commentators at Cup matches

International Cup 2005

The AFL anticipates that the first and third round of matches at the 2005 Australian Football International Cup will be filmed, most likely for promotional purposes. They wish to hear from anyone interested in volunteering their time to assist with commentary in those matches.

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Big season of change for NC Tigers

North America

2005 has been a big year for the North Carolina Tigers with playing an international match, moving to a newly formed league and starting their own local metro league among the events so far.

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English school swaps Soccer for Aussie Rules!

Europe

Well, in the Physical Education curriculum at least. This is according to an article in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, which discusses the rise of sports that aren't traditional in the UK.

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