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Wednesday, July 18 2018 @ 04:03 pm ACST

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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

Oceania

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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Three PNG Under 18s selected for Country Kookaburras

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AFL Papua New Guinea's recent success at Under 16 level in the Australia Post Queensland Country Championships follows on from a good showing for their Under 18s in selection trial matches in February.

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NZ Falcons to host Maffra in pre-cup hitout

OceaniaVictorian Country Football Club of the Year, Maffra, will play a practice match against the New Zealand Falcons in preparation for the Falcons' tilt at the 2005 International Cup.
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