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Foundation member of AFL Timor-Leste running for Australian parliament

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Luke Gosling, one of the key foundation members of the footy scene in East Timor, is standing as the Labor Party candidate for the seat of Solomon in the 2013 Australian federal election.

Gosling spent a number of years in East Timor with the Australian Defence Force peacekeeping and development mission, after the nation achieved independence in 2002. During his time in the country he was one of a group of Australians who helped introduce the sport of Australian rules, and corresponded with WFN in articles such as Timor-Leste Crocs enter Asian Footy.

Members of the Asian footy scene may remember him through his involvement in the early years of the Timor-Leste Crocodiles national side.

He now resides in Darwin with his family. The electoral division of Solomon takes in the Darwin metropolitan area, as well as some surrounding districts. It was won at the last federal election in 2010 by the Country Liberal Party, who hold the seat with a margin of 1.75%.

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WFN World Rankings Post 2013 European Championships

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Additional commentary, Brett Northey

After several informal releases, worldfootynews.com today publishes our first formal World Rankings since 18th May 2013.

There's been plenty of movement in the lower half courtesy of two new fully ranked nations, France (16th) and Croatia (11th).

France brought their game tally up to our minimum required eight matches with a big loss to Germany, while Croatia qualified during the recent 2013 European Championships in Dublin. Some may argue that a rank of 11th in the world flatters the Knights, possibly rightly, but their form in 9-a-side has been very impressive for some time. Hopefully we'll see them make their International Cup debut at IC14 and that should help settle them in to a spot they deserve, wherever that may be.

In many respects EC2013 was a series of dramatic twists and turns that left us right where we started. Ireland almost came crashing down three times, but didn't. Denmark almost got past Great Britain, but didn't. The Swedes pushed their near rivals but couldn't topple them. Croatia pushed Sweden but didn't get over the line, and Great Britain nearly claimed their first major international title, only to have Ireland snatch victory with the last kick of the tournament.

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AFL Round 21- International Broadcast Schedule

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The international broadcast schedule for the AFL Round 21 can be seen below. All times are correct at the time of publishing and WFN takes no responsibility for changes to the schedule.
 
Our friends at the AFANA website have alerted us to changes coming for the US coverage with Fox Soccer Plus channel coverage moving to Fox Sports 2 (currently/previously known as FUEL channel) - for more information check in to AFANA here.
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AFL International Broadcast Guide - Round 20

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AFL - Round 20
 
USA - Fox Soccer Plus
Sat 10 Aug LIVE @ Midnight ET - Geelong v Port Adelaide
Sat 10 Aug LIVE @ 05:30 ET - Sydney Swans v Collingwood
Sat 10 Aug LIVE @ 23:00 ET - Essendon v West Coast Eagles
Highlights of Round 20 - Mon 12 Aug @ 18:00 ET
 
 
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NAB looking for Multilingual Fans to broadcast AFL Grand Final

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Major Australian bank NAB are looking for multilingual footy fans to broadcast the 2013 AFL Grand Final live in languages other than English.

As part of their "Footify" project to grow the game throughout Australia, they hope to have the Grand Final broadcast live in at least 10 different languages, and are looking for suitably skilled fans to apply to do the job.

If that sounds of interest to you (and presumably there are a fair number of WFN readers who might qualify) then all the information is available here!

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World Rankings 3rd August 2013

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Our unofficial World Rankings have been updated following day one of the European Championships in Dublin and the 49th Parallel Cup Match in Edmonton.

Read on to see the latest rankings.

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One more year of funding for Bachar Houli Program

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The Bachar Houli Program, which provides mentoring, education and leadership sessions for students in Islamic schools, and the opportunity to play football and compete for the Bachar Houli Cup has received a grant of $156,000 from the Australian Government. The grant allows the program to continue for at least one more year.

The announcement was made last week by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy.

According to the AFL's Jason Mifsud, “the Bachar Houli Program engages 30 Islamic colleges nationally and more than 5000 participants annually. It plays an integral role in fostering greater cultural understanding and promoting social inclusion.”

The program is considered a great success and has been shortlisted for a Beyond Sport Award; which seek to find the best projects from around the world that use sport to address social issues within communities.

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AFL Round 19 - International Broadcast Schedule

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The international broadcast schedule for the AFL Round 19 can be seen below. All times are correct at the time of publishing and WFN takes no responsibility for changes to the schedule.
 
From all reports the wall to wall coverage of matches is going well in NZ being available to around 90% of the population.  As of today, ESPN's AFL broadcasts into the African, UK & Ireland markets have ceased due to the channels closure in these territories.
 
Matches will now be broadcast on BT Sport into the UK & Ireland and on Super Sport into Africa.
 
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World XVIII go through undefeated

General NewsThe World XVIII today completed a clean sweep of matches in their division of the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships kicking 25.13 to the Flying Boomerangs 5.3. The South Pacific team went down heavily to the WA Northwest team.

Yesterday the Victorian Country team defeated South Australia 9.8 to 8.12 to take the Division 1 title. NSW/ACT defeated Tasmania today to take out Division 2.

Division Two & Three results – Round Three matches played today at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney.

World XVIII 25.13 (163)
Flying Boomerangs 5.3 (33)

GOALS
World XVIII: Sokoyi 5, McGivney 3, Paligorov 2, Kenny 2, Chol 2, Mamur 2, Kerbatieh, Aujla, Jok, Kassem, Kennedy, Moshoeshoe, Greyling, Mkhize, Sekori
Flying Boomerangs: Young 2, Hampton 2, Nelson

BEST
World XVIII: Kerbatieh, Aujla, Jok, Sokoyi, McGivney, El Moussalli
Flying Boomerangs: Gresham, Young, Davis, Wilkes, Powell-Pepper, Waterbury


WA North West 16.15 (111)
South Pacific 3.9 (27)

GOALS
WA North West: Birch 6, Lockyer, Djiagween, Petera, Gore, Curtain, Martin, Ah Chee, Shaw, Adams, Oakley
South Pacific: Savere, Clark, Tuvasi, Foilape

BEST
WA North West: Simons, Butler, Cox, Birch, Adams, Evans
South Pacific: Savere, B.Tirang, Riddell, Rai, Reti, J.Tirang, Ramo

The World XVIII won Division Three

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World XVIII demolish South Pacific

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Lead by 11 goals from South African born/Australian based Robert Mostert and South African Vuyisile Sokoyi, the World XVIII smashed the South Pacific in the final Round 2 match played at the Under 16 National Championships today at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney. 
 
World XVIII 22.10 (142)
 
South Pacific 4.6 (30)
 
GOALS
 
World XVIII: Mostert 6, Sokoyi 5, Jok 3, Moussalli 2, Paligorov 2, Kerbatieh, Moshoeshoe, Sekori, Mamur
 
South Pacific: Siwee 2, Havea, Morehari
 
BEST
 
World XVIII: Mostert, Volker, Kerbatieh, Sokoyi, Aujla, Jok
 
South Pacific: Ngata, Misioli, Clark, Havea, Tirang
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