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Shanghai Match To Be Telecast To Chinese Audiences

Asia

 

In a move which will see our great game reach more casual Chinese viewers than simply the attendance at the game, the AFL is negotiating with local Chinese broadcasters. It is hoped that the Gold Coast versus Port Adelaide match might attract an even larger market which, in turn, gives greater opportunities to grow the game in China. The following article from Matt Thompson at www.afl.com.au looks at this development for the historic game next season.

CHINESE broadcasters are in talks with the AFL to telecast next year's premiership season game in Shanghai to the local population.

 

Gold Coast and Port Adelaide will face off at the Jiangwan Sports Centre in round eight on Sunday May 14 in the first home and away game to be played in Asia. 

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Port Adelaide Well Placed For Shanghai Match

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Matthew Agius has reported on the Port Adelaide Power website, www.portadelaidefc.com.au , that a recent visit to China has the club better prepared and well placed ahead of the historic match against the Gold Coast Suns in Round 8 next season.    

Successful China trip has Power well-placed for historic game

 

WHETHER it was Ken Hinkley taking on former world No. 1 table tennis champion Wang Liquin, presenting Australia’s game to a congregation of China’s leading media or educating Shanghai schools about Australian Football, Port Adelaide’s promotional tour last week was warmly received according to club CEO Keith Thomas.

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2016 AFL Japan season concludes - the winners.

Asia

In slightly late news, the Tokyo Goannas wrapped up the 2016 AFL Japan season with a 40 point win over the Senshu Powers on Sunday November 27, held under lights at the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club.

Across the weekend just gone the season was wrapped up with the 2016 AFL Japan Awards night including the highlight of the evening - the naming of the 2016 'Peter Wilson Medalist'.

Looking ahead AFL Japan is setting sights on Melbourne 2017 and the International Cup in August next year. AFL Japan are taking registrations of interest and have set a December winter training schedule with more news to come with respect to January and February. The build up begins.

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1st National Australian Football Championships of Pakistan.

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This article is from AFL Pakistan, edited by Harley Vague. 

The 1st National Australian Football Championship of Pakistan where held on 27th~28th October 2016 played at the  Jinnah Stadium ,Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. Ten teams from all over Pakistan participated. The final match was played between the Islamabad Tigers and the Rawalpindi Loins.

In attendance was the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan as chief guest and well as the Ambassador of Tajikistan, the Ambassador of Portugal and diplomats from Russia, Brazil, Oman and other dignitaries.

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China game gets green light

Asia

The mooted Port Adelaide match in China in 2017, the first outside Australia/New Zealand for premiership points has officially been given the green light. Port Adelaide will play their away match hosted by the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai. The match will take place on Sunday, May 14.

The round eight clash was revealed this afternoon in Melbourne. The match will be show live into Australia at 3.20pm Melbourne time.

 

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World rankings post All Asia Championships

Asia

World Rankings at the conclusion of All Asia Championships and International Test between Great Britain and Ireland

The contesting of the All Asia Championships on Friday 14th October saw the debut of a new  International Australian Football entity, Team IndoChina. The Team IndoChina concept is similar to the European Crusaders in that it draws local Asian players from the Indochina Nations that are currently unable to field a full National side. This first edition of Team IndoChina was formed with players from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

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Phillipine Eagles win 'Best Ever' Asian Championship

Asia
Media Release from AFL ASIA - Wed October 19, 2016
 
The Philippine Eagles have defeated the Singapore Wombats to win their first ever Asian Championships in spectacular fashion, with a come from behind win in torrential rain at RMIT Vietnam's Saigon South Campus.

A record 520 registered players, including an ever-improving 70 local players representing 13 clubs from across Asia arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the biggest two-days of footy Asia has ever seen. The event growing to a second day for the first time in the 17-year history of Asian Champs, with the Indonesia Garudas winning the inaugural All-Asia Cup on the Friday.
 
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Garudas take out All-Asian Cup in Vietnam

Asia
The Asian Championships are being held in Saigon this weekend. Tonight matches kicked off with the All-Asian Cup. This competition is made up of nationals from China, Indonesia and Indochina (combined nations form the team of Indochina).  The three teams played each other in a round robin format with games consisting of 20-minute halves.
 
In the first game the China Reds demonstrated looked well drilled and used their height and body size to their advantage. The Indochina team were able to match the Chinese in some passages of play and looked dangerous when they got the ball out in the open but in the end it was any easy win for China.
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One Point Thriller to Japan Warriors.

Asia
As previously reported, a key initiative for Japanese football is underway with the touring Japan University Warriors visiting Australia.

The Japan University Warriors team is touring Melbourne and played the first of two tour matches against the Keysborough FC Thirds on Sunday at Keysborough Reserve.

The game turned out to be a thriller with the Warriors victorious by just one point.

Japan Warriors 2.2 5.5 7.5 11.5(71)
Keysborough Thirds 3.5 4.7 9.9. 10.10 (70)

Goal Kickers for the Warriors: K.Nakagawa 3 , T.Karaki 2 , J.Fujita , Y.Yamaji , J.Ito , R.Tokutake , H.Otake , S.Mukodaka



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Japan University Warriors touring Melbourne

Asia

AFL Japan has announced that a team made up from University students will be touring Australia to play matches and train with a local club and attend two AFL matches.
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The AFL Japan University Warriors arrive in Melbourne Friday 26th August where they will undertake a visit to AFL House.

On Saturday they will attend the Essendon v Carlton Clash at the MCG and then on Sunday 28th will play a match against Keysborough Thirds at Keysborough Reserve then rush to the MCG to watch the Hawthorn v Collingwood match.

 

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