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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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Bulldogs speaking the languages of the west

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 In an AFL first, the Western Bulldogs will live tweet in Vietnamese during this weekend’s afternoon clash against Essendon on Sunday - to mark AFL Multicultural Round.


The Club will also celebrate the languages of Melbourne’s diverse West in the lead up to the round – publishing footy articles on westernbulldogs.com.au in Vietnamese, Mandarin and Amharic (Ethiopian).

 

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World XVIII match highlights

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Highlights of the World XVIII Round 1 win over WA Northwest on Sunday. Later today the World XVIII take on the South Pacific team.

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AFL Multicultural Team of Champions named

General NewsThe AFL and Australia Post today released the names of the 22 players who have been selected in the first ever Multicultural Team of Champions.

As part of the AFL's Multicultural Round celebration, the team was announced at a special event held at Crown in Melbourne, attended by AFL Deputy CEO Gillon McLachlan and Australia Post Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour, as well as a number of the selected players.

AFL Legends Jock McHale has been named coach and Alex Jesaulenko has been named captain of the Australia Post AFL Multicultural Team of Champions.
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AFL Academy splits with AIS

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A major feature of the AFL's involvement with international footy has been the annual overseas tour conducted by the AIS-AFL Academy side.  The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) is a Federal Government initiative primarily aimed at raising the standard of Australia's Olympics hopefuls, so it was always a slightly odd connection to include an Australian football contingent, but one that was no doubt carefully orchestrated by the AFL for the monetary assistance, elite training and attraction for elite young sportsmen.

That relationship has come to end.  It was announced last Monday that the 2013/2014 intake will be the last to hold the AIS-AFL Academy title. 

The AIS has sharpened its focus on the Olympic sports, signalled by the Australia's Winning Edge high performance strategy released last year targeting world-class results. 
 
But the AFL will continue with the important plank of its talent pathway, likely under the working title of the AFL National Academy, and will continue to receive funding for the program from the Australian Sports Commission.  The AFL is keen to continue the close association it built with a number of staff at the AIS and much of the essential elements of the Academy, such as training at elite facilities will remain.  Critically for world footy it has been reported that an international tour each program will also stay, despite a perception that in part the matches were primarily to satisfy the AIS requirement of international competition.

 

 

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World XVIII take first points at U16 Champs

General NewsThe World XVIII kicked off their tournament yesterday with a 9 point win over the WA North-West team. The South Pacific team went down to the Flying Boomerangs by 14 points.

Results from the opening round of matches at the 2013 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships played yesterday at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney can be seen below.

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