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Talk with Cadzow and Yangomina

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Papua New Guinea boasts the biggest Australian-football playing stocks of any nation outside Australia, but fell one step short at the 2005 International Cup. Their real strengths lie in their junior programs, with a burgeoning squadron of players in the age range of 12 to 16 years and 80% of their 2005 International Cup squad under 20 years of age. World Footy News spoke with Andrew Cadzow and Walter Yangomina about where the next step will take the footy scene in PNG. Pictured is 2005 Captain Rex Leka.

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AFL says 'no' to Cats' New Zealand game

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The AFL has quashed plans by the Geelong Cats to play a pre-season AFL match in New Zealand next year, making it unlikely that the club will undertake a training and development camp in the Pacific nation.

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Barassi in PNG for the Cup Build-Up as the Business of PNG Footy opens Aussie Franchises

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The Kokoda International Cavaliers Klub (KICK), an organisation formed in Papua New Guinea to promote and raise funds for the AFLPNG and Australian Football in general in the country, is planning to open two new chapters in Adelaide and Melbourne. Last Wednesday, July 27th, the KICK Port Moresby chapter held a player auction in support of the Mosquitoes' assault on the IC - with special guest speaker Ron Barassi. WFN caught up with 'Mr Football' to talk about the Cup and international footy in general.

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PNG Footy at a Crossroads?

OceaniaAustralian Football in Papua New Guinea has had a number of successes in recent times through the implementation of junior and lifestyle programs structured to get people playing competition sport. A major advantage has been that the country's main spectator sport, rugby league, has not had any real competing structures - though this may soon change with a big push planned by Rugby League and supported by AusAid. World Footy News talks with Scott Reid about how the PNG footballing landscape currently looks.
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New Zealand given a football lesson by touring Maffra Eagles

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In the first game ever played by the New Zealand Falcons on home soil, powerhouse Victorian country side Maffra last Saturday July 9th defeated the locals by 70 points, running out 15.10.100 to 4.4.30 victors.

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PNG's King Mal to guest star on 'The Footy Show'

OceaniaStar Brisbane Lions defender Mal Michael and AFL PNG will feature on this Thursday's episode of top rating Australian football television program The Footy Show.
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Schoolboys tournament kicks off in Samoa

OceaniaThe first round of the 2005 Samoan Australian Rules Football Association schoolboys tournament kicked off this week, pitting six of the island nation's secondary schools against each other.
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AFL PNG Oil Search Pathway delivers results

OceaniaYoung Papua New Guinean Paul Phillip is making his mark on the Queensland Australian football scene thanks to AFL PNG's Oil Search Pathway program.
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NZAFL to hold clinics in Gisborne

OceaniaThe NZAFL has announced plans to conduct a three-day tour of North Island city Gisborne, as part of their efforts to grow Australian Football in New Zealand's regional centres.
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Fiji suspends football development

OceaniaAustralian football development in Fiji has been suspended indefinitely following an announcement last month by the Fiji Australian Football Association.
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