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Giants And Tigers Looking To Clash In Mumbai

The www.afl.com.au  website reports that a match for premiership points could be played in India as early as next season. The following article gives details of the planned move which follows in the wake of a premiership match in China earlier this year.

GREATER Western Sydney and Richmond appear to have stolen the march in staging an AFL match in India, with the clubs confirming plans for a premiership-season encounter on the sub-continent.

The Giants-Tigers clash is likely to take place in Mumbai during the mid-season bye round, with GWS playing host.

 

"Both clubs have the ambition to play for premiership points in Mumbai as early as next year," Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale confirmed to News Corp.

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International NAB AFL Auskicker announced

Asia

An international Auskicker announced as the eighth NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Weekly Nominee

Zac Stewart from the Singapore Sharks Football Club has been announced as the eighth weekly nominee for the 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

To coincide with the Round 8 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match in Shanghai between the Gold Coast SUNS and Port Adelaide Football Club, Power fan Zac was announced during an interview with the Seven Network’s Hamish McLachlan in China.

The NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition calls for 2017 registered participants of the program, both in Australia and internationally, to enter for the chance to become one of 22 weekly nominees.

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Power dominate Suns in historic Shanghai clash

Asia

It has been a big build up in the football media all week to this historic match in China for Premiership points. Early in the week much of the media seemed negative, possibly because of Rodney Eade’s post-match comments last week when asked about the game.

As the week has gone on though the sentiment has gradually turned supportive of the match and the acceptance that the potential that China offers should be given a go.

Unlike previous matches in Wellington, this overseas match was shown on free to air TV in Australia and late in the week the deal was secured for the match to be shown live in China on various networks (with Mandarin language commentary).

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First Vietnamese captain of Vietnam Swans on tour in China

Asia

Along with the debut of an AFL regular season match in China - there is also a lot of grass roots Asian footy going on to take advantage of this match as a chance to get together. The AFL Asia Shanghai Cup conducted yesterday - Saturday May 13th - took place at the Wellington College International Shanghai. Many of the players competing Saturday will likely attend the Port v Gold Coast clash today. One of the competing sides is the Vietnam Swans. And while for many people there is a view of expats dominating AFL in Asia - the Swans are among the growing band of footy outposts that are working at developing local footballers; and for the first time the Swans were captained by a Vietnamese local in Nguyen Quang Vinh.

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Record number of eyes set to be on Shanghai match

Asia

The AFL is pleased to confirm Chinese television networks, CCTV, Shanghai TV and Guangzhou TV, will broadcast Sunday’s Round 8 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match at Jiangwan Stadium into mainland China, in addition to the Australia Plus Channel being available for pick up across China via satellite.

 AFL General Manager of Clubs Travis Auld announced today the three free-to-air Chinese television networks will broadcast Sunday’s historic match between the Gold Coast SUNS and Port Adelaide Football Clubs.

 “I’m pleased to confirm that CCTV, Shanghai TV and Guangzhou TV, all free-to-air networks in China, will broadcast Sunday’s Round 8 match from Shanghai,” Mr Auld said.

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WATCH AFL - SHANGHAI 2017 FREE PASS

Asia

WATCH AFL are offering a SHANGHAI 2017 FREE PASS (for viewers outside Australia only):

This details are

24-hour free pass which runs from 00:01AM - 11:59PM AEST Sunday 14th May

  • Free pass period covers three matches being played that day - Richmond vs Fremantle, Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast and North Melbourne vs Sydney - plus users can access all previous 2017 matches and FOX FOOTY content 

Users only need to sign up with their email to access the free pass, no credit cards or commitments are required

  • Previous cancelled subscribers can also access the free pass

 Click here to access the free pass

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AFL teams named for Shanghai clash

Asia

The squads for Sunday's historic clash between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide in Shanghai has been named tonight.  See below.

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 8

Asia

Round 8 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off at Domain Stadium in Perth on Friday night with the West Coast Eagles hosting the Western Bulldogs.

The historic match played in Shanghai between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide will be broadcast live in China on GZTV and SMG (with Mandarin commentary).

In addition to the TV networks you can also subscribe to the Watch AFL service that will give you live access to all the matches and more (outside Australia only).  You can access that service by clicking on the link here or the  Watch AFL banner below and paying the subscription fee.

 

MATCH DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT
1 12-May Night West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs Domain Stadium WA 18:10 10:10
2 13-May Day Hawthorn vs. Brisbane Lions UTAS Stadium TAS 13:45 03:45
3 13-May Day St Kilda vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium VIC 14:10 04:10
4 13-May Twilight GWS GIANTS vs. Collingwood Spotless Stadium NSW 16:35 06:35
5 13-May Night Essendon vs. Geelong Cats MCG VIC 19:25 09:25
6 13-May Night Adelaide Crows vs. Melbourne Adelaide Oval SA 19:10 09:40
7 14-May Early Richmond vs. Fremantle MCG VIC 13:10 03:10
8 14-May Day Gold Coast SUNS vs. Port Adelaide Jiangwan Sports Centre CHINA 13:15 05:15
9 14-May Twilight North Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans Etihad Stadium VIC 16:40 06:40
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Team China v Asia Lions curtain closer

Asia

Best local talent in Asia to play Shanghai “curtain closer”

There has been much hype surrounding the historic and monumental first ever AFL game to be played for Premiership Points within Asia, between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai, China on Sunday May 14th  2017.

However, the anticipation and excitement within Asian Footy circles about the Team China versus the AFL Asia Lions game is being held in a similar regard, as the game will for the first time showcase the best Asian-born footballing talent on the big stage at Jiangwan Stadium, directly after the Port Adelaide Power and Gold Coast Suns game.

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This week's China match a win for the AFL, Port and Suns

Asia

You can find this article and more at Joe's Blog here.

This week over a year’s worth of groundwork and preparation come together as Port Adelaide and Gold Coast take the field for a Round 8 match at Jiangwan Stadium (capacity 10,964) in China on Sunday, May 13.

This game is the first ever to be played for premiership points in China, and it became official in April 2016. Last October we learned the Gold Coast Suns would be the opposition.

This is the crown jewel in a new agreement between Port and China, but it’s far from the only element. The Power’s Round 3 match with Essendon and Round 5 match against Geelong were both televised nationwide as part of the TV agreement with Chinese Central Television. CCTV is also televising the 25-week series The AFL Show.

In addition to AFL scores and highlights, the Power’s Chinese international recruit Chen Shaoliang is featured regularly on the 30-minute program to share his experiences into Port Adelaide, the AFL, and living in South Australia.

There’s more.

 

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