worldfootynews.com is pleased to welcome several new correspondents, after our recent call for more volunteer writers. With Aussie Rules continuing to grow their assistance in bringing you the news will be most appreciated. We now have changes in place for Asia, Canada, and a new portfolio for the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.
worldfootynews.com is a not-for-profit group helping to promote the internationalisation of Australian Football. Our efforts are based around reporting stories about leagues around the world, sourcing initial information from websites, forums and a large list of contacts from inside and outside of leagues and clubs. The great Australian game is steadily spreading and to do it justice WFN needs several more volunteers. We are currently looking for new writers to assist in covering the Asia and Oceania regions, as well as Canada and Ireland. A writer specifically for Japan who speaks Japanese would also be very useful.
worldfootynews.com is a not-for-profit group helping to promote the internationalisation of Australian Football. Our efforts are based around reporting stories about leagues around the world, sourcing initial information from websites, forums and a large list of contacts from inside and outside of leagues and clubs. We are currently looking for a new writer to assist in covering the Oceania region, in particular one of Australian Football's fast growing success stories, Papua New Guinea.
This is just a quick note to advise that the WFN staff are doing some end of year tidying up, which includes checking all our Links. A few old websites for defunct clubs are being deleted and some new addresses added where clubs have changed URL etc. Where there have been changes, the link appears in the What's New section to the right.
As part of the development of the FootyWiki - WFN is giving readers a sneak preview of the World Footy Atlas. The Atlas links into the FootyWiki, the World Footy Community's version of the Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Visit the Atlas here to check out how it's working so far. Currently the maps are mainly at continent level (except North America), but as our writers and programmers have time, the level of detail will be extended hopefully to national level in countries with larger numbers of clubs.
Once in the Wiki, if your club's (or anyone else's club's) information needs expansion or updating - read the User's Guide and add anything you think is relevant!
Just a quick note to say that our RSS feed is working again, having been out of action for a few weeks due to a problem when we changed servers. For those unfamiliar, RSS feeds allow news headlines to be sent straight to your email or RSS reader.
Our commenting policy has now been changed to disable the commenting option on new stories. Read on for more details.
Just a quick note to say that World Footy News has just completed its first year in operation. In that time we've published nearly 400 stories on Aussie Rules from all parts of the globe. Thanks to everyone's support we've hopefully spread the word on footy further within the Australian public, and helped communicate new ideas in the international footy community, perhaps bringing everyone a little closer together in our common goals. With the continued support of the Australian Rules football world, we hope to grow as our great game evolves in more and more countries. We also welcome feedback so feel free to send us an email or post a comment here.
World Footy News exists to help promote international Australian Rules football, raising awareness of the game's growth. We hope to help show both Australians and the rest of the world the great potential for this sport. This job is made much easier with the support of as many leagues and clubs as possible. We hope by spreading news of the respective leagues, all the nations playing footy can benefit from new ideas and fresh challenges. We're also aware that mainstream media peruse our site, so this also raises awareness with people who can assist the cause.
World Footy News now has a front page link to Ian Hill's Footy Record, a site dedicated to collecting and collating results from clubs and leagues around the globe.
The software, designed specifically for Australian football scores and named after the traditional at-the-ground fan's magazine in Australian football, is a way of keeping track of league records, useful for anyone looking for a collection point to keep history for prosperity.
In the past day the World Footy News site has had the underlying software upgraded (many thanks to Tobin). This has also modified the appearance. Over the next few days there will be some more tinkering with the system. Apologies for any annoyances and please contact us if you encounter any problems that persist.