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NTFL Announces 2017/18 Premier League Draw

Australia
Clubs and fans are the big winners with the release of the 2017/18 TIO NTFL Premier League fixture being announced by AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) today.

For the first time in the League’s history, there are 11 games scheduled for Friday night, with the majority scheduled at TIO Stadium, and a further three scheduled on the Thursday night and Friday afternoon of the Australia Day long weekend.

Clubs with a home ground will also enjoy one extra game on familiar turf with the disbursement of home games upped from five to six this season. The Tiwi Bombers will play two of their home games at Tracy Village, in recognition of the partnership forged between the two teams.

Night games in Rounds 1 and 2 of the 18 Home and Away rounds have been relocated away from TIO Stadium, as the final pieces of the refurbished light towers and change rooms are installed in time for the commencement of Round 3.
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AFLW State of Origin kicks off tonight

Australia

The inaugural NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin match will be played at Etihad Stadium tonight.

Entry to the match is FREE of charge.  It will be streamed here (we assume worldwide).

The AFL and Etihad Stadium have announced a heavily reduced parking fee for the event – a flat rate of $10.

The NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin match will be broadcast live nationally on the Seven Network and FOXTEL/FOX FOOTY.

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Something Special This Way Comes

Australia
Beneath the benevolent, watchful gaze of the mighty Walsh’s Pyramid in Gordonvale, Far North Queensland, something is stirring in the sporting undergrowth. This is a sugar town with a proud heritage, and a heritage that has been heavily linked to Rugby League for decades. Other sport is played – the people of town and district thrive on it – but any town which makes roadside signs to honour their own League hero, Nate Myles, is a league town.

But it hasn’t always been that way and from the late 50’s the early 70’s the Gordonvale/Aloomba area had Australian Rules football teams (under a variety of names and combinations) in the early AFL Cairns competitions. Those teams faded into history – not extinct, simply dormant.

By 2005 a new presence arrived on the footy scene with Pyramid Power juniors entering the competitions and based in Gordonvale. Only last year they gained a reserve grade team, and that team will now play in their first finals series after just two seasons. It is a great example of how the game is returning to the area in a big way.
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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 19

Australia

Round 19 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at the MCG with Hawthorn hosting Sydney.  The full international broadcast schedule can be seen below.

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 28-Jul Night Hawthorn vs. Sydney Swans MCG VIC 19:50 09:50
2 29-Jul Day North Melbourne vs. Melbourne Blundstone Arena TAS 13:45 03:45
3 29-Jul Day GWS GIANTS vs. Fremantle Spotless Stadium NSW 14:10 04:10
4 29-Jul Twilight Port Adelaide vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval SA 16:05 06:35
6 29-Jul Night Gold Coast SUNS vs. Richmond Metricon Stadium QLD 19:25 09:25
5 29-Jul Night Carlton vs. Geelong Cats Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25
7 30-Jul Early Western Bulldogs vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10
8 30-Jul Day Collingwood vs. Adelaide Crows MCG VIC 15:20 05:20
9 30-Jul Twilight West Coast Eagles vs. Brisbane Lions Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40

 

 

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The Women's Footy Almanac 2017 - Out now

Australia

Yvette Wroby, Stephanie Connell and John Harms are pleased to announce The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is about to hit the shelves.

Featuring a fantastic cover (designed by John Kingsmill) it has Kate Birrell's wonderful painting (entitled Girls; First Season) which captures Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Erin Phillips and our Everygirl ten year old footballer.

The Women's Footy Almanac 2017 follows on from the annual The Footy Almanac which has featured footy fan's own accounts of AFL matches throughout each season. 

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Roughead’s Bulldogs Enjoy Cairns Home

Australia
Jordan Roughead, Liam Picken and Lachie Hunter were three of the younger and less experienced players at the Western Bulldogs back in 2014. On their first visit to Cairns for the annual match against the Gold Coast Suns at Cazalys Stadium, the three were sent down to Gordonvale – 25 kilometres south of Cairns – to meet with the kids at the Pyramid Power club. After a kicking session and a frenetic handpassing match with the locals, the three returned to their hotels.

Returning in 2017 the three are now premiership players and three of the first picked in a strong, talented Bulldogs team. Today in Cairns they all helped the Bulldogs to down the Gold Coast Suns by 54 points and keep their finals hopes on track.

Yesterday, Jordan opened up about his personal love of Cairns and that of his Western Bulldogs team mates.

“We love being up in Cairns as a playing group and as a club.”
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Being A Bulldog

Australia
Jen is a long way from home. She hails from Melbourne’s northern suburbs and has been a life-long Western Bulldogs supporter – a daughter of the “Scray” and an avid fan since their days at the Whitten Oval (or Western Oval as it was called then) and they were known as Footscray.

Today she is sitting in the Cairns warmth – a tropical 25 degrees – watching her Western Bulldogs players train in the lead-up to tomorrows clash at Cazalys Stadium against the Gold Coast Suns. The temperature I a far cry from the 6 degrees which greeted Melbourne this morning. “That’s the great thing about Cairns,” Jen says. “We can sit here watching the footy in t-shirts, it’s so beautiful here.” After the game is done tomorrow she plans to possibly visit Green Island. She travelled to Kuranda on the scenic railway last year when she was in Cairns for the previous Bulldogs match in 2016.

But Jen adds that the flight itself was a highlight. “When we got on the plane in Melbourne there were people everywhere in their Western Bulldogs colours. We were all going to Cairns together. It was fantastic.”
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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 18

Australia

Round 18 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at the Adelaide Oval with the Adelaide Crows hosting Geelong.  The full international broadcast schedule can be seen below.

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 21-Jul Night Adelaide Crows vs. Geelong Cats Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50
2 22-Jul Day Essendon vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 13:45 03:45
3 22-Jul Day Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide MCG VIC 13:40 04:10
4 22-Jul Twilight Western Bulldogs vs. Gold Coast SUNS Cazalys Stadium QLD 16:35 06:35
5 22-Jul Night Sydney Swans vs. St Kilda SCG NSW 19:25 09:25
6 22-Jul Night Fremantle vs. Hawthorn Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40
7 23-Jul Early Richmond vs. GWS GIANTS MCG VIC 13:10 03:10
8 23-Jul Day Collingwood vs. West Coast Eagles Etihad Stadium VIC 15:20 05:20
9 23-Jul Twilight Brisbane Lions vs. Carlton The Gabba QLD 16:40 06:40

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McGrath Is More Canadian Than Many Realise

Australia

The International Cup for 2017 (IC17) is just around the corner and with it will come the finest players from nations across the globe competing to be the best nation outside of Australia. Canada has long been one of the most consistent nations at the event, and one of their greatest AFL exports, Mike Pyke, was even a part of the Sydney Swans 2012 premiership team – and has the premiership medal to prove it. He also played 110 games for the Swans at the highest level of AFL football.

Andrew McGrath wasn’t recruited from Canada, unlike Pyke. Yet he is Canadian. His junior football was here in Australia and was recruited to the Essendon club from the TAC Cup team, the Sandringham Dragons.

But his impact has been remarkable for a young man who has only just turned 19. In his 15 games for Essendon to date he has averaged just under 20 disposals per game, three tackles per game and four marks. But it has been the manner in which he has achieved this, with an uncanny sense of timing and control, which has already drawn comparisons to past Essendon and Port Adelaide great, and 1993 Brownlow Medallist Gavin Wanganeen.

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 17

Australia

Round 17 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at the Etihad Stadium with St Kilda hosting co-tenant Essendon.  The full international broadcast schedule can be seen below.

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 14-Jul Night St Kilda vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50
2 15-Jul Day Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn MCG VIC 13:45 03:45
3 15-Jul Day Port Adelaide vs. North Melbourne Adelaide Oval SA 13:40 04:10
4 15-Jul Twilight Gold Coast SUNS vs. Collingwood Metricon Stadium QLD 16:35 06:35
6 15-Jul Night GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans Spotless Stadium NSW 19:25 09:25
5 15-Jul Night Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows TIO Stadium NT 19:10 09:40
7 16-Jul Early Richmond vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10
8 16-Jul Day Carlton vs. Western Bulldogs MCG VIC 15:20 05:20
9 16-Jul Twilight Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40

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