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Icelandic AFL sees 'proper sport' of Aussie Rules football develop Nordic home

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
They were the unlikely soccer stars of the European Championship, but now Icelanders are turning their attention to an even more unlikely sport - Aussie Rules football.
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AFL Pride Game can be 'life-changing event': Jason Ball

ABC Online - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
An AFL Pride Game between St Kilda and Sydney, which will be held in round 21, has been touted as a game-changer for the code and for Australian sport.

AFL Education

AFL.com.au - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
To achieve this, the AFL will adopt a specific and consistent approach to a range of social issues, underpinned by education, awareness-raising activities, support services, social responsibilities, research and evaluation, and compliance.
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Australian Football League Launch LGBTIQ Pride Game

teleSUR English - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The August Pride game comes on the back the first AFL sponsored Pride Cup between local Melbourne teams in 2014. One of the participants in the event, Jason Ball, was the first Australian rules footballer to come publicly come out as gay in 2012.
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Pjanic praises Australian football's progress

Australian FourFourTwo - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has taken time to compliment the growth of football in Australia on the eve of their clash against A-League side Melbourne Victory in the International Champions Cup (ICC). The Bosnian will wear the Juventus jersey ...
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SA club kicked out, skipper cops 20-year ban

AFL.com.au - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Rosewater Football Club's 300-game stalwart, Adam Rumblelow, pleaded guilty on Wednesday night at a tribunal hearing of the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) to attacking central umpire Craig Trewartha during a division five match ...
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The Cronulla lessons

AFL.com.au - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
But the players are to miss just three matches of rugby league, and more importantly, it forever removes from their lives any further, and virtually guaranteed, sanctions relating to the drugs they took in a past season.

How Manly Sea Eagles young gun Tom Trbojevic was almost lost to rugby league

Fox Sports - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
And it was a 50-50 split between rugby league and Australian football for the young whiz kid. So talented was he with a Sherrin, Trbojevic was noticed by AFL scouts at a young age and was drafted into the Swans academy as a fresh teenager. “I did play ...
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Football Federation Australia announce Greg O'Rourke as new A-League head

ABC Online - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has appointed Greg O'Rourke as the new head of the A-League three months out from the start of the 2016/17 season.

Tassie goalkicking wizard powering towards 200

AFL.com.au - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
His closest competitors this year are Evandale's Matthew Clayton of the Northern Tasmanian Football Association (111 goals) and Mannum's Jack Woollard, who plays under-17s in the River Murray Football League (104). Baldock has hit double figures on ...

Former AFL star Liam Jurrah appears in court in Alice Springs

ABC Online - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
But the 27-year-old has allegedly travelled from his community of Yuendumu to play football in the Central Australian Football League for South Alice Springs Football Club a number of times. He was also tipped to play in a representative match between ...

Show me the money!

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Officially, Gunston's business card reads: AFL general manager (finance, corporate and major projects). This means he is the guardian of Australian football's bank account that is to be boosted by the billions of Australia's record-breaking sports ...

Finally, Someone to Translate Australian Rules Football

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Ltd. Last month, the Australian Football League agreed with China Central Television to broadcast matches. Even before translation, some words are disputed.

Footy skipper banned, club booted

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
No registered Rosewater player can play football in Australia for the rest of this season. However, the Bulldogs under-8s to under-16s teams, which play in the Metro-West Junior Football League, and the “Old Dogs” veterans' team in the SA Masters ...

Meet the women at the forefront of the AFL

The Australian Women's Weekly - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
They're three of the most interesting players in women's football right now. It's worth knowing their names - and more - because last month eight teams were granted ground-breaking licenses to compete in the inaugural AFL national women's league next ...
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Former AFL star Nick Stevens admits injuring ex

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Stevens played 231 AFL games for Port Adelaide and Carlton from 1998 to 2009. The former AFL star won the inaugural best first year player award in 1998 while he played for Port Adelaide and was runner-up for the NAB rising star award that same year.

AFL's Great War: Nick Richardson digs deep in Game of Their Lives

The Australian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Over the past 20 years, the AFL has shrewdly placed its corporate watermark on Anzac Day with blockbuster matches and a backdrop of patriotic martial ritual.
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WAFL player faces spinal injury battle

Perth Now - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
The WA Australian Football League's Match Review Panel said on Monday it had assessed a rough conduct report and would refer Falcon Mitchell Antonio to the WAFL Tribunal for careless conduct.

National Football League roundup

Eurosport.com AU - ‎16 hours ago‎
July 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Quarterback Drew Brees apparently won't have a new deal in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp next week even though he heads into the final season of his contract.

How Turbo was almost lost to rugby league

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
And, if not for a twist of fate, the kid we call Turbo could have been playing alongside Buddy in the AFL this season. Manly's teenage talent has taken the NRL by storm, debuting for the club last year on the back of some dominant NYC performances ...
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