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Nunawading Lions' Courage Under Fire

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Every week in football there are the thrashings when a mismatch of teams occurs. Often it is top of the table versus cellar dweller (though it can be any team versus any other on any given day) and usually comes about when one team is undermanned or overwhelmed. An occasional hiding can be cast aside and used as motivation to change. More regular thrashings can lead to a variety of confidence related issues which can send a club into the doldrums for lengthy periods.

Often people speak of mercy rules (especially in junior grades) and prefer that these kind of results “are never spoken of again lest they be bad for football.” Maybe that is true and valid.

By the Nunawading Lions in suburban Melbourne have endured a season that could well have been played inside Dante’s Inferno, such has been the hellish nature of 2016 scorelines. Yet this club is leading the way in resilience in a way that very few clubs have done before.

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Indigenous Campaigner Takes Key New AFL Role

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The following story by Matt Thompson is from the www.afl.com.au website detailing the new head of diversity for the AFL replacing Jason Mifsud who left the position earlier this year.

THE AFL has appointed a second woman to its executive ranks, in a week when social issues, particularly attitudes towards women, have been at the forefront of the football conversation.

Tanya Hosch becomes the League's general manager of inclusion and social policy, a position revamped following the departure of long-time diversity advisor Jason Mifsud.

 

The AFL started its search to replace Mifsud more than four months ago. 

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AFL 2016 International Broadcast Schedule - Round 13

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Round 13 kicks off in Melbourne on Friday night with North Melbourne hosting Hawthorn 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 full 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 17-Jun Night North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium VIC 19:50 09:50 7
2 18-Jun Day Brisbane Lions vs. West Coast Eagles The Gabba QLD 13:40 03:40 FOX
3 18-Jun Twilight Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide Domain Stadium WA 14:35 06:35 FOX
4 18-Jun Night Western Bulldogs vs. Geelong Cats Etihad Stadium VIC 19:25 09:25 7
5 19-Jun Early Sydney Swans vs. Melbourne SCG NSW 13:10 03:10 FOX
6 19-Jun Twilight Essendon vs. GWS GIANTS Etihad Stadium VIC 16:40 06:40 FOX
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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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