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Andew Cadzow and Oceania lads on Radio Australia

Oceania

Andrew Cadzow speaks to ABC Radio Australia about the Internationals at the Draft Combine in Melbourne and Yoshi Harris, Brendan Beno and Gideon Simon are questioned in the studio.

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AFL's four points to be earned on foreign shores for first time

Oceania

In a story World Footy News has been following for some time, the St Kilda Football Club today announced their partnership with Wellington City Council in New Zealand, which will see the Saints become the first AFL club to play for AFL Premiership points outside of Australia.

In a history making agreement between St Kilda FC, the AFL and Wellington City Council, the Saints will play the Sydney Swans at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand on ANZAC Day in 2013.

Years of specualtion as to when and where this would happen on the World Footy News website are now over as the deal has been finally made.

 

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SIAFL 2012 Grand Final one for the ages

Oceania

The 2012 Solomon Islands AFL season has concluded with a hard fought ‘classic’ grand final at King George school oval in Honiara. The Rove Magpies ran out winners of the inaugural SIAFL club competition.

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Sydney Swans and St Kilda Saints are firming for 2013 Anzac Day Clash in Wellington

OceaniaThis much hyped progression for AFL and the game in NZ appears very close to being confirmed.

Sydney has emerged at the top of Wellington City Council's wish-list to play St Kilda next season in what would be the AFL's first match for premiership points outside Australia.

AFL chief operating officer Gillon McLachlan yesterday said a deal to stage the Anzac Day clash at Westpac Stadium had yet to be clinched, but Wellington City Council sports and events portfolio leader John Morrison told The Saturday Age he expected the fine print, such as advertising and beer rights, to be settled within three weeks.

Morrison also revealed his preference was for the Swans to take on the Saints. ''It's up to the AFL, of course, but we certainly believe the Sydney Swans are the hot favourites,'' Morrison said. ''From our point of view, we would certainly like it because Sydney has good access to Wellington. From our bigger picture point of view, we hope we can get as many Australians as possible from St Kilda and the Sydney Swans and the AFL, and there are also many Australians that are in New Zealand, not just Wellington. We are aiming for a full house.''

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NZ NPC Preparations in Full Swing

OceaniaThis year’s tournament in Auckland will see Auckland, Christchurch, Waikato and wellington joined by Otago. This is the first time five of NZ’s provinces have been involved in the Championships and is a welcome progression for the sport.

Otago sent along representatives who played in the other Provinces’ sides last year and has a strong schoolboys program with many of their underage players selected already in NZ sides. Ben Miller is from Otago and is listed by Hawthorn as one of their International Rookies.

This tournament will confirm not only this year’s champion team but also provide players with the opportunity to be selected for the New Zealand Senior team to play against the Australian Institute of Sport, held in Wellington New Zealand on 26th January 2013

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AFL expands into more of NZ

OceaniaNorthland, the picturesque region particularly known for the Bay of Islands, above the Auckland area in NZ is slowly opening up to the charms of AFL.

Now with a Regional Co-ordinator, Paul Hope, in the area there is hope for the game to get a foothold. Paul says hundreds of Northlanders have learned the game over the past two years through school programmes, after school programmes and secondary school introductions, with the sport offering part-time employment for up to 10 Northlanders. The fact that many people don't know the rules is part of the appeal, he says. "It doesn't matter, it's just all about having fun," he says. "It complements other winter sports and builds on their fitness and ball skills."

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Solomon Islands Grand Final 2012

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Rove Magpies and Central Coast Eagles in SIAFL Grand Finale

Central Coast Eagles have found themselves in a SIAFL Grand Final showdown against the Rove Magpies; after edging out a very young but determined White River Demons side in the preliminary final clash last Thursday. The Eagles 12.7.79 to the Demons 9.6.60 for a 19 point win at King George field.

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WFN interview with Gabel Stathis : AFL Samoa

Oceania

Gabel Stathis has just recently completed his stint in an AYAD role (Australian Youth Ambassador) in Samoa where he was busy working with AFL Samoa to help develop and promote Australian Football.

The following is an interview with Gabel.

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South Pacific vs Flying Boomerangs U16 war cries

Oceania

The pre-match war cry has quickly become a tradition in footy internationals involving the Oceania nations and also with the Flying Boomerangs.

See below for the recent face off between the South Pacific team and the Flying Boomerangs from the recent Under 16 National Championships.

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PNG footballers return from AFL Under-16 national Championships

Oceania

AFL media press release :
Eleven Papua New Guinean teenagers who played in the South Pacific AFL team have returned home this week.
















Harry Kambuou, #12
















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