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North Fremantle International Australian Rules Football Tour

General NewsThe North Fremantle Amateur Football Club are in the final stages of a remarkable World Tour. A large party of players and officials have visited the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States, in a great initiative that exposes their young men to different cultures, whilst also giving them the rare chance to play teams from other countries. No doubt many more Australian Rules football clubs will follow their lead in years to come, as the game continues to grow outside of Australia, and clubs think about developing their players as both footballers and well rounded individuals. Details of who they played and how they fared follows.
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History of footy in Cairns - an inspiration to Leagues around the World

General NewsThe AFL Cairns is experiencing great success these days, but the history of footy there goes back to the 1950s, when it got its start in a way that will be very familiar to many new clubs in many different countries.
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World Footy News Poll #2 - Recruiting

General NewsThe votes are in from World Footy News' second online poll, asking what method of recruiting has been most successful for clubs - and the two top responses were the internet and old-fashioned word-of-mouth.
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English giant stars in AFL draft camp

General NewsEach year the AFL holds draft camps around Australia, with talented young footballers tested to aid AFL clubs in making their draft choices. A tall young Englishman is creating some interest, setting a new sprint record.
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Power win their first AFL flag as Lions dynasty ends

General NewsPort Adelaide, in their eighth season in the Australian Football League, have claimed their first AFL Premiership, powering away from Brisbane in the second half of the 2004 Grand Final. Many considered both Port and Brisbane lucky to squeeze into the final, with narrow wins over St Kilda and Geelong, respectively. There was no such doubt at the final siren last Saturday at the MCG, with Port winning comfortably.
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Clash of the Titans in 2004 AFL Premiership Decider

General NewsAfter probably the closest preliminary final weekend on record, the two dominant sides of recent years have advanced to the 2004 AFL Grand Final.
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UCLA AFL match in jeopardy

General NewsAfter many years of dreaming of an AFL match being played in the United States, 2005 was firming as a big chance, as part of Australia Week celebrations in LA. The latest news is that the game looks unlikely.
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First International League to Produce an AFL Draftee? - The Votes are In

General NewsWorld Footy News' inaugural poll has come to a close - with the subject of the first international Australian Rules competition to provide an AFL draftee coming under the microscope.

And the readers' vote has started some discussion...
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AFL finals 2004 - then there were six

General NewsAlthough worldfootynews.com focuses on leagues and clubs around the world, primarily outside of Australia, it would be remiss of us not to mention that the finals are on for the world's premier Australian Rules league - the AFL.
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Japan and New Zealand South Island (Canterbury Provincial side) in thriller at Optus Oval

General NewsThe Japan Samurai and a South Island New Zealand side have battled it out in a tight contest at Optus Oval in Melbourne, Australia.
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