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Bachar Houli programs set to grow

Australia

AFL Media Release - Bachar Houli programs set to grow, including female Academy.

The Federal Government, together with the AFL, today announced a $625,000 investment to the Bachar Houli programs, growing the existing programs to include a female component of the Bachar Houli Academy and the Bachar Houli Schools Cup.

The Bachar Houli Academy is a high-performance football talent program while the Bachar Houli Cup engages over 5,000 Islamic school students, providing a starting point for players from a Muslim background to transition into football pathways.

AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan said the Bachar Houli Programs have been an integral part of engaging Muslim youth into the AFL, allowing young men and women the best opportunities to excel on and off the football field through training and guidance.

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 14

Australia

Round 14 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at Adelaide Oval with the Adelaide Crows hosting Hawthorn.  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 22-Jun Night Adelaide Crows vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50
2 23-Jun Night Sydney Swans vs. Essendon SCG NSW 19:50 09:50
3 24-Jun Day Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide MCG VIC 13:45 03:45
4 24-Jun Twilight Brisbane Lions vs. GWS GIANTS The Gabba QLD 16:35 06:35
5 24-Jun Night Western Bulldogs vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25
6 24-Jun Night West Coast Eagles vs. Melbourne Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40
7 25-Jun Early Geelong Cats vs. Fremantle Simonds Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10
8 25-Jun Day Richmond vs. Carlton MCG VIC 15:20 05:20
9 25-Jun Twilight St Kilda vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium VIC 16:40 06:40

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Blight eleveated to Australian Football Hall of Fame

Australia

The Australian Football League (AFL) last night announced that decorated premiership player, goalkicker and premiership coach Malcolm Blight had been named an official Legend of the Game.

Blight, 67, was a star of both the SANFL and VFL across an 18-season career between 1968-85 representing Woodville and North Melbourne, before going on to coach in the SANFL, VFL and AFL with five clubs, and leading the Adelaide Crows to their first two premierships.

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 13

Australia

Round 13 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at Domain Stadium in Perth with the West Coast Eagles hosting Geelong.  There are just six matches this round as six teams have their mid season bye this weekend.

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 15-Jun Night WC Eagles vs. Geelong Cats Domain Stadium WA 18:10 10:10
2 16-Jun Night North Melbourne vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50
3 17-Jun Day Richmond vs. Sydney Swans MCG VIC 13:45 03:45
4 17-Jun Twilight Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions Adelaide Oval SA 16:05 06:35
5 17-Jun Night Gold Coast SUNS vs. Carlton Metricon Stadium QLD 19:25 09:25
6 18-Jun Day Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 15:20 05:20

 

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 12

Australia

Round 12 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at the SCG with the Grand Final replay of the Sydney Swans vs the Western Bulldogs.  There are just seven matches this round as four teams have their mid season bye this weekend.

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 8-Jun Night Sydney Swans vs. W Bulldogs SCG NSW 19:20 09:20
2 9-Jun Night Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50
3 10-Jun Day Hawthorn vs. Gold Coast SUNS MCG VIC 13:45 03:45
4 10-Jun Twilight Brisbane Lions vs. Fremantle The Gabba QLD 16:35 06:35
5 10-Jun Night Essendon vs. Port Adelaide Docklands VIC 19:25 09:25
6 11-Jun Day Carlton vs. GWS GIANTS Docklands VIC 15:20 05:20
7 12-Jun Day Melbourne vs. Collingwood MCG VIC 15:20 05:20

 

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 11

Australia

Round 11 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tomorrow night at Adelaide Oval with Port Adelaide hosting Hawthorn.  There are just six matches this round as some teams have their mid season by this weekend.

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.

Watch AFL have 25% off a 12 month subscription (so up to this time next year) - details here - ends June 4th (Sunday).

 

 

MATCH DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT
1 1-Jun Night Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50
2 2-Jun Night Geelong Cats vs. Adelaide Crows Simonds Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50
3 3-Jun Day Gold Coast SUNS vs. West Coast Eagles Metricon Stadium QLD 13:45 03:45
4 3-Jun Twilight GWS GIANTS vs. Essendon Spotless Stadium NSW 16:35 06:35
5 3-Jun Night North Melbourne vs. Richmond Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25
6 4-Jun Twilight Fremantle vs. Collingwood Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40

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“Dreamtime By The Sea” – Indigenous Round In Far North Queensland

Australia
The glittering northern sun shone down over Holloways Beach – a northern suburb of Cairns – as the footy community descended on the oval for the annual “Dreamtime By The Sea” match. Played as a part of the nationally recognised Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, local club Cairns City Lions hosts the North Cairns Tigers – two Cairns clubs with strong indigenous connections.

Even the wind offered a conciliatory tone, blowing strongly across the ground to promote unity – both clubs will be united by having no wind advantage!

After a Youth Girls clash between the Lions and Tigers, a Senior Women’s match between the Manunda Hawks and North Cairns Tigers, and a reserve Grade curtain-raiser between Pyramid Power and the Tigers, the teams came together for the acknowledgement of country and a stirring didgeridoo performance by locally renowned musician Gary “Creeky” Creek. Then, the battle was on.
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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 10

Australia

Round 10 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off tonight at Kardinia Park in Geelong with the Cats hosting Port Adelaide.  Port are coming off a bye week, following their match in China the previous week to that.

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.

Watch AFL have 25% off a 12 month subscription (so up to this time next year) - details here - ends June 4th.

 

MATCH DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT
1 25-May Night Geelong Cats vs. Port Adelaide Simonds Stadium VIC 19:20 09:20
2 26-May Night Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn SCG NSW 19:50 09:50
3 27-May Day Western Bulldogs vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium VIC 13:45 03:45
4 27-May Twilight Melbourne vs. Gold Coast SUNS TIO Traegar Park NT 16:05 06:35
5 27-May Night Richmond vs. Essendon MCG VIC 19:25 09:25
6 27-May Night Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Adelaide Oval SA 19:10 09:40
7 28-May Early Collingwood vs. Brisbane Lions MCG VIC 13:10 03:10
8 28-May Day Carlton vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 15:20 05:20
9 28-May Twilight West Coast Eagles vs. GWS GIANTS Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40

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AFL players in support of marriage equality

Australia

Footballers representing every AFL and AFLW team have signed a petition in support of same-sex marriage to mark May 17’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

In partnership with the Equality Campaign, AFL players are calling on footy fans to join them in pledging support for a change to Australian marriage laws.

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Tom Wills to be honoured in Country Festival match

Australia

Tom Wills, the man credited with founding Australian rules football, will be recognised during Saturday’s Powercor Country Festival match between Essendon and Geelong, with the player adjudged best on ground receiving the Tom Wills Award. 

Wills was born in 1835 and grew up various regional areas on family owned properties. A great cricketer in his day, Wills is credited with co-writing the original rules of Australian rules football. Wills pushed for the establishment of a football code, and famously on 10 July 1858 his letter to Bells’ Life sports paper was the catalyst for the formation of the game we now know as Australian rules. 

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