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Game-changing women's national football league panel named

The Age - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
AFL commissioner Simone Wilkie, "football feminist" Libbi Gorr and Collingwood premiership player Craig Starcevich are among the new 10-member panel which will act as the official conscience behind the creation of the national women's football league.

US college athletes try to catch eye of Australian rules football league, and vice versa

ESPN - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
But the 6-foot-6 (198 cm) Henry knows he needs to back up the previous day's standout performance if he wants to continue to impress the Australian Football League talent managers, so he pushes hard through the finish line and clocks a top-10 time in ...
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Australian Football League match turns into brawl after a player knees his opponent in the back

SB Nation - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
An Australian Football League match turned into a brawl on Saturday when, at the end of the first quarter, Port Adelaide's Tom Jonas struck Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield in the back with his knee.
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Teams revealed for China's historic Australian Football League match

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
However, due to contractual obligations with Adelaide Oval and the SA government, Port Adelaide's opponent, as well as the venue, was left unnamed with the club attempting to broker an agreement for one of the AFL's other 17 teams to give up a home ...
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English Premier League 2016: Meet the Australian who moved to the UK for Leicester City FC

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Imagine loving a football team so much you would move to the other side of the world to watch them play. Perhaps it would be understandable if that side was a powerhouse club like Manchester United or Chelsea but to do it for Leicester City?

From youth soccer to OSU basketball to Australian-rules football: Mason Cox set to make big-league debut

Tulsa World - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
A former youth soccer player in Texas and basketball walk-on at Oklahoma State, the 25-year-old has reached the highest level of a third sport: Australian-rules football.

Should 2016 GF be in Perth?

AFL.com.au - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
If the AFL wants Australian Football to remain the No. 1 sport in this country, it must embrace the whole country in a fair and reasonable way.

Tackling the 'Eurosnob' issue in Australian football

Outside90 - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
This is often defined as the fan who indicates a preference for overseas leagues, watches them on a regular basis, and denigrates the local A-League for not having the quality of these glamorous competition. Increasingly, this has been used as a put ...
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How Wanderland changed the face of Australian football

SBS - The World Game (blog) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
In four seasons the Wanderers had outgrown their home ground and their colourful and loyal fans showed the rest of Australia that going to a football match should be an experience to savour, regardless of the result. The ground will be torn down later ...

David Parkin says AFL aware of player safety concerns following Stefan Martin's concussion

ABC Online - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
David Parkin, a player from the old-style school of hard knocks who now sits on the AFL Research Board Sub Committee on Concussion, said the sport was gathering as much information as it could.
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AFL season 2016: St Kilda, Sydney targeted in protest against AFL's first gay pride game

The Age - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The leaflet, which opposed the AFL's first Pride match scheduled for August 13 at Etihad Stadium, included a link to the anti-marriage equality website another-stolen-generation.
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The video connection was lost

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
But the AFL's fixturing boss Travis Auld told the Herald Sun on Friday the success of the game had no bearing on a future Good Friday clash.
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Arsenal - Norwich City

Eurosport.com AU - ‎10 hours ago‎
Norwich did themselves plenty of credit with a spirited display, but Alex Neil's men know that only points will keep them in the Premier League at this stage. Those holding up the many 'TIME FOR CHANGE' placards around the ground will not have been ...

National Football League roundup

Eurosport.com AU - ‎5 hours ago‎
Solicitor General Ted Olson for a possible appeal of the four-game suspension over Deflategate. The move seems to be a clear sign that Brady and the NFL Players Association will be filing a petition for rehearing before the full U.S. Court of Appeals ...
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Richmond to play Collingwood on Australia Day to launch women's league?

The Age - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In an unprecedented Australia Day twilight match between club heavyweights, Richmond want to host Collingwood at Punt Road Oval and mark the historic arrival of the AFL women's league. A stand-alone opening fixture of what's guaranteed to be a ...
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Harry Redknapp joins Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners as football consultant

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Harry Redknapp is to join the Central Coast Mariners as a football consultant, the A-League club have announced. Writing on their Twitter account during the club's end-of-season dinner, the Mariners said: 'Owner Mike Charlesworth announces that Harry ...

'Umpires aren't cheats, it's just …'

Fox Sports - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
However, whether this crowd noise makes a tangible difference to the free-kick count is yet to be fully explored in Australian football. But the home-field advantage phenomenon has been researched thoroughly in other codes, namely European soccer, ...

A 'pioneer exhibition game'

AFL.com.au - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
“To me it's pretty simple: the 100th anniversary of such a significant event in the history of both Australian Football and our military forces needs to be recognised,” Young Dan Minogue told the AFL Record. He highlights that Australia had suffered ...
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