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This page is a quick snapshot of the status of Australian Football in Bahrain. For further information, browse our news items or use the search facility. If you wish to contact football officials from the country, please search our site for links to their leagues or clubs, including in our Atlas. If unsuccessful, we can normally assist with putting people in touch.

Approx population (2009):  700,000+ 

National side:  Blues (De facto) 

Governing body:  None  

Primary contact / link:   Bahrain Blues

WFN Census (2004):  N/A  

WFN World Ranking (2008):  N/A  

History:  Football gained a toehold in Bahrain when Tim Barrett and Jim Carless formed the Bahrain Blues to compete in the Dubai 9s. Interest was so strong the club joined AFL Middle East for the 2009-10 season. Currently the club has about thirty players on their roster.  

Outlook (2009):  They have secured a win in their inaugural season, which is always a positive and have a local on their list, which often proves elusive for Middle Eastern clubs. At this stage however, getting a team together for each of their matches remains their priority.  

Other points of interest:  -  

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