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The biggest AFL tournament kicks of in Dublin, Ohio

The biggest AFL tournament kicks of in Dublin, Ohio

9 Oct 2014

This weekend there will be the largest Australian Football tournament in the world – and it won’t even be held in Australia. It’s the 17th USAFL National Championships in Dublin, Ohio. On the line for this interview, I had Brian Barrish, a seven year veteran of the Philadephia Hawks, and the clubs current secretary. Brian […]

Australian rules football: An international game

8 Oct 2014

Australian rules football at an international level is often regarded with some amusement by the association football, rugby union and rugby league crowds, primarily because of its lack of competition outside the country. Australia also don’t generally partake in the international scene outside the occasional Under-18 or Under-16 tour. For all that, the amateur Australian […]

2014 EU AFL Cup to be the biggest ever

6 Oct 2014

With all the Aussie rules seasons over, the centre of Australian football moves to London and the 2014 Euro Cup. Ben McCormack, the CEO of AFL Europe, says that with 16 men’s sides and 5 women’s sides, this is the largest tournament since the competition was first held in 2005. One of the men’s sides […]

International Cup 2014 preview: USA Freedom

5 Jul 2014

For the first time at the AFL International Cup, the United States will be sending two women’s sides to take part – the Freedom and the Liberty. I had a brief chat with their coach Leigh Barnes about how preparations are coming along. Barnes is originally from Tasmania, where he was a champion full forward […]

IC 2014 preview: USA Revolution

4 Jul 2014

As we head towards the 2014 International Cup, I had a brief chat with Matthew Bishop, the coach of the United States mens Australian Football side, the Revolution. Matt spent some time playing footy in central New South Wales, with most of his senior footy playing footy in Brisbane and Sydney. He began his coaching […]

International Cup 2014 preview: India Tigers

3 Jul 2014

In the lead up to the AFL International Cup, I had a brief chat with Sudip Chakraborty, the secretary general of the Australian Rules Football Association of India (ARFAI). In 2008, Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting began promoting the game of Australian Rules Football in Kolkata, India. At the time Sudip was in his final […]

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