Friday, May 09 2008 @ 06:52 pm ACST
Contributed by: Aaron Richard
The long-awaited first test clash between Argentina and Chile has now been scheduled for Saturday June 28th in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine Eagles will hold their first training session on May 31st, with plans to restart the four-team 9-a-side league that existed in Buenos Aires from 1998 until 2005. The league ran for a few weeks each year, featuring mainly off-season soccer and rugby players, until hitting a lean patch in 2006 and 2007 where only one friendly match was played in each of those years.
Around 800 students and teachers of physical education took part in Australian football clinics held by CODA Sports in between 2005 and 2008, with the sport being a semi-regular feature at alternative sports expos.
The Santos de Santiago - Chile's only Australian football club to date - was formed early this year, with their first training session only a few weeks ago.
Information about footy in Argentina can be found at the newly relaunched www.futbolaustraliano.com.ar.