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Saturday, September 23 2017 @ 04:52 PM ACST

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Interview with a travelling footballer - a unique insight into Canadian and Irish footy

General NewsThese days plenty of expatriate Australians can claim to have played Australian football in more than one country, such as Australia and somewhere else. But few people have had the opportunity to play in established leagues in two countries, neither of which were the game's original home. Irishman John Enright is one such player, having grown up in Ireland, spent a year playing in the Ontario AFL in Canada, and now with a year under his belt with Leeside in the Irish league. worldfootynews.com thought John might have some unique insight into the state of the game in the two countries, and was pleased to interview this well-travelled football player.
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Teams for 2005 Multicultural Cup

General NewsBrian Clarke of the International Australian Football Council (disputed title) has released preliminary details of the second annual Multicultural Cup.
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English immigrant gets AFL shot at Kangaroos

General NewsIn another encouraging sign for international footy, young English immigrant to Australia, Brad Moran, has been drafted by the North Melbourne Kanagroos.
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Another role model for PNG footy is drafted

General NewsAFL club St Kilda has made one of the shocks of AFL National Draft day, selecting a young man of PNG descent, from outside the elite talent programs. Hopefully his heritage will make him a further role model for the thousands of kids now playing footy in Papua New Guinea, just like Mal Michael of the Brisbane Lions, who has a huge profile in Australia's northern neighbour.

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International Cup 2002 in Review

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It has been two years since the inaugural International Cup, held in Melbourne. The event was a great success and plenty has been said and written about it, but there have been many new developments in the world of Australian Rules football, and hopefully a lot of new people have become interested in this emerging aspect of the game. So worldfootynews.com thought it would be worthwhile reviewing the 2002 event. Later, we will preview the 2005 tournament.

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World's most popular football clubs and leagues

General NewsEvery now and then the debate begins about which football clubs (regardless of code) are the biggest or best supported, or which cities support their teams best. Now there is a website that answers some of these questions.
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What does it take to make the AFL? 1 in 100

General NewsAustralian Rules football leagues are springing up all around the world, but what chance does a junior player have of making it to the very top? worldfootynews.com takes a look from the statistical side.
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World Footy Census 2004 - ambitious plan unveiled

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Many historians have sifted through the early years of Australian Rules football, and often found it difficult to establish exactly when and where the game was played. In modern times, the sport's spread around the globe has often been largely under-estimated, but also sometimes exaggerated. As best that worldfootynews.com can determine, there is no repository of knowledge that will accurately show just how many countries, clubs, teams and players play Australian Rules football outside of its ancestral home, Australia. As such, worldfootynews.com is undertaking the daunting task of a World Footy Census. This is also the best time, given that it is near year's end and between seasons for most leagues around the world. But we'll need the help of the clubs.

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Graham quits Cats for New York Jets

General NewsGeelong star Ben Graham has quit the AFL to pursue a punting career in the NFL with the New York Jets.
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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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