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Teams Announced For 2017 National AFL Competition

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At a function today, AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced the initial eight women’s teams to take part in the national competition for 2017. As well as the Melbourne and Western Bulldogs, both teams having had teams playing on a regular basis, Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle and Greater Western Sydney were granted licences to compete next year.

 

Geelong, St Kilda, Richmond, North Melbourne and West Coast were the unlucky clubs to miss out on inaugural selection, but have received provisional licences to clear their path for entry into an expanded league for women from 2018.

 

 

The Gold Coast Suns, Port Adelaide, Essendon, Sydney and Hawthorn did not pursue a licence for next year but will consider their options for women’s teams further down the track as the new competition unfolds.

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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 12

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Footy returns to Melbourne on Friday night with Round 12 kicking off at Etihad Stadium. The struggling Bombers host the Hawks in what is always a clash full of feeling between these two clubs.

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU this weekend are offering free streaming of all Round 12 matches - conditions apply and not available in Australia.

 

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT NETWORK
1 10/6 Night Essendon vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 11/6 Day Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs Adelaide Oval SA 13:10 03:40 FOX
3 11/6 Twilight Brisbane Lions vs. Fremantle The Gabba QLD 16:35 06:35 FOX
4 11/6 Night Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25 SEVEN
5 11/6 Night West Coast Eagles vs. Adelaide Crows Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40 FOX
6 12/6 Early St Kilda vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10 FOX
7 12/6 Day Richmond vs. Gold Coast SUNS MCG VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
8 12/6 Twilight GWS GIANTS vs. Sydney Swans Spotless Stadium NSW 16:40 06:40 FOX
9 13/6 Day Melbourne vs. Collingwood MCG VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 11

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Round 11 gets underway Friday night with North Melbourne hosting Richmond at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

 

 

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT NETWORK
1 3-Jun Night North Melbourne vs. Richmond Blundstone Arena TAS 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 4-Jun Day Hawthorn vs. Melbourne MCG VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 4-Jun Day Carlton vs. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium VIC 14:10 04:10 FOX
4 4-Jun Twilight Geelong Cats vs. GWS GIANTS Simonds Stadium VIC 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 4-Jun Night Fremantle vs. Essendon Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40 SEVEN
6 4-Jun Night Gold Coast SUNS vs. Sydney Swans Metricon Stadium QLD 19:25 09:25 FOX
7 5-Jun Early Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide MCG VIC 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 5-Jun Day Western Bulldogs vs. West Coast Eagles Etihad Stadium VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 5-Jun Twilight Adelaide Crows vs. St Kilda Adelaide Oval SA 16:10 06:40 FOX
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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 10

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The Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round gets underway Friday night with the Sydney Swans hosting an unbeaten North Melbourne at the SCG. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

If you are interested in the US TV ratings then checkout this great piece written by Brian Barrish revealing the ratings numbers for FS1 and FS2 coverage.

GAME DATE T'SLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL GMT HOST
1 27-May Night Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne SCG NSW 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 28-May Day Brisbane Lions vs. Hawthorn The Gabba QLD 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 28-May Day Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide Traeger Park NT 13:40 04:10 FOX
4 28-May Twilight St Kilda vs. Fremantle Docklands VIC 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 28-May Night Essendon vs. Richmond MCG VIC 19:25 09:25 SEVEN
6 28-May Night Adelaide Crows vs. GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval SA 19:10 09:40 FOX
7 29-May Early Carlton vs. Geelong Cats Docklands VIC 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 29-May Day Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs MCG VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 29-May Twilight West Coast Eagles vs. GC SUNS Subiaco WA 14:40 06:40 FOX
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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 9

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Round 9 gets underway Friday night with Hawthorn hosting the Sydney Swans at the MCG. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

For those in the US looking to watch American Mason Cox in his fifth AFL match with Collingwood it will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Plus Friday night 23:30 ET or you can watch via subscription service WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU.

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL GMT NETWORK
1 20 May Night Hawthorn vs. Sydney Swans MCG VIC 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 21 May Day Collingwood vs. Geelong Cats MCG VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 21 May Day Gold Coast SUNS vs. Adelaide Crows Metricon Stadium QLD 14:10 04:10 FOX
4 21 May Twilight Port Adelaide vs. West Coast Eagles Adelaide Oval SA 16:05 06:35 FOX
5 21 May Night Fremantle vs. Richmond Domain Stadium WA 17:40 09:40 SEVEN
6 21 May Night North Melbourne vs. Carlton Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25 FOX
7 22 May Early Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions MCG VIC 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 22 May Day GWS GIANTS vs. Western Bulldogs Spotless Stadium NSW 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 22 May Twilight St Kilda vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium VIC 14:40 06:40 FOX
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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 8

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Round 8 gets underway tonight with Adelaide hosting Geelong at Adelaide Oval.  The return of Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield to play against his former club is eagerly awaited by Adelaide fans and will be watched with interest by the neutral fans. 

The Richmond v Sydney Swans match will be broadcast on delay on CCTV5 this week however an exact time is still to be confirmed.

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

 For those in the US looking to watch American Mason Cox in his fourth AFL match with Collingwood, you will need to watch via subscription service WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU as it will not be shown on any of the three US TV broadcast channels. 

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL GMT NETWORK
1 13-May Night Adelaide Crows vs. Geelong Adelaide Oval SA 19:20 09:50 SEVEN
2 14-May Day Essendon vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 14-May Day Hawthorn vs. Fremantle Aurora Stadium TAS 14:10 04:10 FOX
4 14-May Twilight GWS GIANTS vs. Gold Coast SUNS Spotless Stadium NSW 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 14-May Night Richmond vs. Sydney Swans MCG VIC 19:25 09:25 SEVEN
6 14-May Night Brisbane vs. Collingwood The Gabba QLD 19:25 09:25 FOX
7 15-May Early Carlton vs. Port Adelaide Etihad Stadium VIC 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 15-May Day Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs MCG VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 15-May Twilight West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40 FOX
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Internationals in the VFL - Round 4

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Four rounds of VFL are in the bag. Last year’s runners up Box Hill sit on top and Coburg are in the wooden spoon position. We take a look at how the International players faired in Round 4.
 
Kurt Heatherley (NZ) has had a steady start to the VFL season, playing centre half back for Box Hill. The Box Hill Hawks are undefeated. Heatherley kicked a great goal against Williamstown two weeks ago just before half time and then missed the second half after a head knock.
 
This week he had 11 disposals - 4 marks - 3 tackles - 3 rebound 50s against Frankston in the Hawks 59-point win. His Kiwi team mate Shem Tatupu has reportedly joined the Melbourne Storm rugby league team after leaving Hawthorn. Heatherley will shortly be joined at the club by another international when Conor Glass returns to Australia from Ireland after completing his exams.
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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 7

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Round 7 gets underway tonight with Richmond hosting Hawthorn at the MCG. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

 For those in the US looking to watch American Mason Cox in his third AFL match with Collingwood, you will need to watch via subscription service WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU as it will not be shown on any of the three TV networks.

 

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL TIME GMT NETWORK
1 6-May Night Richmond vs. Hawthorn MCG VIC 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 7-May Day Collingwood vs. Carlton MCG VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 7-May Day Geelong Cats vs. West Coast Eagles Simonds VIC 14:10 04:10 FOX
4 7-May Twilight Sydney Swans vs. Essendon SCG NSW 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 7-May Twilight Gold Coast SUNS vs. Melbourne Metricon QLD 17:10 07:10 FOX
6 7-May Night Western Bulldogs vs. Adelaide Crows Etihad VIC 19:40 09:40 SEVEN
7 7-May Night Fremantle vs. GWS GIANTS Domain WA 18:10 10:10 FOX
8 8-May Day St Kilda vs. North Melbourne Etihad VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 8-May Twilight Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions Adelaide Oval SA 16:10 06:40 FOX
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A Recruiters International Perspective

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In the wake of last weekend’s exciting debut by Collingwood’s American recruit Mason Cox, and the debut this weekend of Sudanese Swan Aliir Aliir, Sam Landsberger from the Herald Sun newspaper looks at the perspective of AFL recruiters in comparing international options.

 

No Surprise Irish Imports Adapt To AFL Easier Than Other Foreign Talents, Says Recruiting Guru

 

GARY Buckenara says it is not the luck of the Irish that Gaelic converts adapt to AFL far easier than talents poached from other codes around the globe.

 

 

The long-time Hawthorn recruiter says clubs tap into the foreign markets to unearth players hard to find in Australia — and that Ireland remains the No. 1 breeding ground because of the similarity between Gaelic and Australian football.

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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 6

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Round 6 kicks off on Friday night with North Melbourne hosting the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium. 

If you want to know when you can see the footy on TV in your part of the world, check out the schedule below. As always schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the local broadcaster so please check local guides for updates.

 For those in the US looking to watch American Mason Cox in his second AFL match with Collingwood, you will need to be able to tune into Fox Soccer Plus channel or watch via subscription service WATCHAFL.AFL.COM.AU.

 

GAME DATE TIMESLOT MATCH VENUE STATE LOCAL GMT NETWORK
1 29-Apr Night North Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50 SEVEN
2 30-Apr Day Melbourne vs. St Kilda Etihad Stadium VIC 13:45 03:45 SEVEN
3 30-Apr Day Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Adelaide Oval SA 13:40 04:10 FOX
4 30-Apr Twilight GWS GIANTS vs. Hawthorn Spotless Stadium NSW 16:35 06:35 FOX
5 30-Apr Night Geelong Cats vs. Gold Coast SUNS Simonds Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25 SEVEN
6 30-Apr Night Richmond vs. Port Adelaide MCG VIC 19:25 09:25 FOX
7 1-May Early Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans The Gabba QLD 13:10 03:10 FOX
8 1-May Day Carlton vs. Essendon MCG VIC 15:20 05:20 SEVEN
9 1-May Twilight West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood Domain Stadium WA 14:40 06:40 FOX
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