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Players present Multicultural Best Practice Guidelines and Map

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The AFL Players’ Association is proud to present Supporting Multicultural Footballers, Best Practice Guidelines, a document aimed at promoting multiculturalism within the game.

 Supporting Multicultural Footballers, Best Practice Guidelines is intended to be a resource to help the industry better understand the various cultures represented within the AFL.

 The document profiles 39 countries represented by AFL and AFLW players and provides important information on topics such as cultural awareness, family traditions, language and key dates.

 More than 13 per cent of the AFL player population, both male and female, identify as multicultural by being born overseas or having at least one parent born overseas.

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AFLPA 2017 Multicultural Map

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The AFL Players association is celebrating the AFL multicultural round. A great initiative they have released on their site is the "2017 Multicultural Map" which shows all the 149 AFL and AFLW current players that were either born outside Australia or have one parent born outside Australia.

From Austria to Zimbabwe, there are 38 countries represented on the 2017 Multicultural Map — the third of its kind.

Players highlighted in green were born outside Australia, while those in red have a parent born in another country. Therefore, some players may be listed against more than one country.

You can check it out here.

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Multicultural Football Show To Debut

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The airwaves for Australian Football will grow even larger, and better, with the addition of a dedicated Multicultural Football Show for the remainder of the 2017 season. The following media release from the AFL details the initiative.           

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

AFL partners with NEMBC and 3ZZZ Radio to launch Multicultural Football Show

 

The AFL, together with the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC), is proud to announce 3ZZZ Community Radio Station will produce a series of Multicultural Football Shows and match broadcasts during the remainder of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

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AFLX – The International Australian Rules Football Revolution

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Herald Sun journalist, Chris Cavanagh, has reported on the new style of Australian Rules football to be experimented with at season’s end. Loosely referred to as a “Twenty 20” version of the game, the AFL is looking closely at this format assisting in the development of the game in overseas markets. The move is sure to create conjecture and only time can tell if the game will have the proposed and hoped for merit. The following story from Chris gives the first hints.

THE AFL is reportedly preparing to launch a Twenty20-inspired version of the game later this year which is seen as the answer to opening up international markets.

After months of secret trials, AFLX — a high-octane, seven-a-side version of football played on soccer-sized grounds with quarters shortened to 10 minutes — is being slated to be shown off to fans on the pre-finals bye weekend this year.

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WATCH AFL SEASON PASS 25% DISCOUNT

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 7

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Round 7 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off at Ethihad Stadium on Friday night with St Kilda hosting the GWS Giants. The 125th Anniversary match between Collingwood and Carlton will be shown on the main Fox Sports 1 station in the USA.  Hopefully they will get to see Collingwood big man Mason Cox on their screens in the US.  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.

 

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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 6

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Round 6 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off in Canberra with GWS hosting a Friday night match for the first time against reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

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-Apr Night GWS GIANTS vs. Western Bulldogs UNSW Canberra Oval ACT 19:50 09:50
2 29-Apr Day Hawthorn vs. St Kilda UTAS Stadium TAS 13:45 03:45
3 29-Apr Day Carlton vs. Sydney Swans MCG VIC 14:10 04:10
4 29-Apr Twilight Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide The Gabba QLD 16:35 06:35
5 29-Apr Night North Melbourne vs. Gold Coast SUNS Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25
6 29-Apr Night West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Domain Stadium WA 18:10 10:10
7 30-Apr Early Essendon vs. Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10
8 30-Apr Day Geelong Cats vs. Collingwoood MCG VIC 15:20 05:20
9 30-Apr Twilight Adelaide Crows vs. Richmond Adelaide Oval SA 16:10 06:40
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2017 AFL International Broadcast Schedule: Round 5

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Round 5 of the 2017 AFL Season kicks off in Adelaide tonight with the Port Adelaide hosting Carlton at the Adelaide Oval. 

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 LOCAL TIME GMT
1 21-Apr Night Port Adelaide vs. Carlton Adelaide Oval 19:20 09:50
2 22-Apr Day Western Bulldogs vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium 13:45 03:45
3 22-Apr Twilight Gold Coast SUNS vs. Adelaide Crows Metricon Stadium 16:35 06:35
4 22-Apr Night Sydney Swans vs. GWS GIANTS SCG 19:25 09:25
5 22-Apr Night Fremantle vs. North Melbourne Domain Stadium 17:40 09:40
6 23-Apr Day St Kilda vs. Geelong Cats Etihad Stadium 15:20 05:20
7 23-Apr Twilight Hawthorn vs. West Coast Eagles MCG 16:40 06:40
8 24-Apr Night Richmond vs. Melbourne MCG 19:25 09:25
9 25-Apr Day Essendon vs. Collingwood MCG 15:20 05:20
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Multicultural Growth To Boost Australian Football

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If there was one thing that was learned last week being witness to the 2017 AFL National Male Kickstart & All Nations Championships it was that the multicultural game is growing in numbers and standards. The future of the game’s growth both in Australia most likely overseas could get a huge boost as the multicultural carnivals drive growth.

This claim is highlighted rather dramatically by the growth since the 2015 carnival in Cairns. At that event the team numbers were smaller, as was the playing field. Fifteen players a side played on a makeshift mini-field within the larger Cazaly’s Stadium. It looked very much like the set up for junior matches.

Fast forward to 2017 and the All-Nations competition (made from teams where player’s ancestry of themselves or their parents was having been born overseas) and teams played 16 per side, no wings and on a full sized oval. Not only that, but the standards of play were a far cry from the tournament in Cairns.
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Umpiring Into The Future

 

The recent 2017 AFL National Male Kickstart & All Nations Championships were not just a place for players to show their wares. It was also an environment where young umpires were able to continue their development journeys. During the course of the championships, David Rodan – former Richmond, Port Adelaide and Melbourne footballer and current AFL goal umpire – spent time speaking to the boys to tell them of umpiring pathways. Also, Mathew Nichols, a current AFL umpire with almost 300 AFL games experience, spent the event teaching and mentoring the new breed.

Both were willing to speak to World Footy News and talk about the opportunities for umpires, and how important this tournament was to the development of umpires. 

 

David Rodan: David, you played in an elite environment as a player and you have also witnessed first-hand elite level umpiring. How does that prepare you to help grow our new batch of young umpiresω

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