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Opinion: Wellington simply must succeed

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I was going to simply comment in response to the article Wellington AFL Game Doubt? but decided this issue is so significant it deserves as much focus as possible.

So I repeat the title. Wellington simply must succeed.

If the AFL can successfully host matches in Wellington each year then that will complement the significant work being done in junior development across New Zealand and gradually, if done well, in a generation build support for the country to have its own AFL club. At that point the eyes of Australians will be truly opened to an international future for the sport.

Why is there a problem already in just the second year of this experiment? I think this is almost a case of being too greedy too quickly. The Wellington deal is a golden goose for St Kilda and the AFL but there's a real danger of immediately killing it in a breathtakingly short space of time.

The generous offer put on the table by Wellington council was amazing and gives the AFL an historic opportunity to secure a foothold in New Zealand to back up all the grassroots work being done. That grassroots work may never yield the large outcome many of us desire without having the shiny beacon of regular popular AFL matches to aspire to.

But to respect and nurture such an amazing offer requires a reasonable contribution in return.

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 12

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times are tabulated below. Screening times and networks are provided in good faith but are subject to change so you should check your local guides.

 

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 10

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below. This is the last week of the bye rounds where there are only six matches played. Round 11 returns to the 9 match per round schedule.

 

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 9

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below.

 

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 4

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below.

Some good news for viewers in NZ with the Sommet Sports station that currently airs on free to air digital TV in New Zealand starting to also broadcast on Sky on the 14th April on channel 69 which should mean that 90% of New Zealanders should have access to 6 live AFL matches and three on delay each round.

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 3

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below.

Some good news for viewers in NZ with the Sommet Sports station that currently airs on free to air digital TV in New Zealand starting to also broadcast on Sky on the 14th April on channel 69 which should mean that 90% of New Zealanders should have access to 6 live AFL matches and three on delay each round.

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 2

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This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below.

Some good news for viewers in NZ with the Sommet Sports station that currently airs on free to air digital TV in New Zealand starting to also broadcast on Sky on the 14th April on channel 69 which should mean that 90% of New Zealanders should have access to 6 live AFL matches and three on delay each round.

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Footy clubs can help in the fight against cancer.

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Following on from the brilliant work done by the boys at the Wolverhampton Wolverines team in England last year, when they promoted the cause of men’s cancer issues by appearing on the television show Embarrassing Bodies to raise awareness of early detection, Pyramid Power in Cairns is trying to help in their own way.

Where the Wolverines focused on testicular cancer, as part of the Balls To Cancer charity promotion to raise men’s awareness, Pyramid Power hopes to help women’s awareness of ovarian cancer. The following clip is their message to all to show that football clubs across the world can aid in the spread of the early detection messages. Watch the clip and spread the word as far and wide as possible.

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 1 Week 2

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The 2014 AFL season is underway with the first four games played last weekend. This week's international broadcast networks and airing times below.

Some good news for viewers in NZ with the Sommet Sports station that currently airs on free to air digital TV in New Zealand soon to be broadcast also on Sky TV which should mean that 90% of New Zealanders should have access to 6 live AFL matches and three on delay each round.  We will update readers when this begins.

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International Broadcast Schedule AFL 2014 Round 1 Week 1

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The 2014 AFL season gets underway tomorrow with Round 1 split over two weeks. Please find the international broadcast networks and airing times below.

Some good news this week for viewers in NZ with the Sommet Sports station that currently airs on free to air digital TV in New Zealand soon to be broadcast also on Sky TV which should mean that 90% of New Zealanders should have access to 6 live AFL matches and three on delay each round.  We will update readers when this begins.

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