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Australian Football – An International Game

Australian 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, and because Australia generally doesnt partake in  the international scene outside of the occasional under 18 or under…


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AFL Euro Cup 2014 is the biggest ever

With the AFL and state league seasons over, the centre of Australian football moves to London and the 2014 Axios IT Euro Cup. Ben McCormack, the CEO of AFL Europe, says that with 16 mens sides and 5 womens sides, this is the largest tournament since the competition was first…


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IC 2014 Preview: USA Revolution (Men)

As we head towards the 2014 International Cup, I had a brief chat with Matt Bishop, the coach of the United States mens Australian Football side, the Revolution. Matt spent some time playing junior footy in central Queensland and on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Most of…


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Rivers of Gold at Adelaide Oval not likely: Kochie

Source: News Limited (Saturday) The Crows and Power are both expecting there to be significant erosion of the “12 million dollar uplift” announced by the SANFL recently due to increased costs at the oval. On Sunday, the Advertiser reported that Adelaide will seek redress if the figures don’t stack up…


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The mysterious world of digital subscriber numbers

Basic Facts The AFL Live application launched in 2012, and shows every game live. From 2013, this service became available to customers on all networks. The NRL Live application launched in 2013 and shows all Foxtel games live, and Nine games at time of broadcast. For those who wonder about…


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Western Bulldogs extend Mission foods deal

Source: Sports Business Insider The Bulldogs have extended their partnership with Mission Foods through 2017. The partnership which began in 2009, will allow Mission Foods to be the Bulldogs sole major sponsor, featuring on the front and back of the guernsey. They will also become the Bulldogs longest serving major…


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AFl reaping dividend from Adelaide Oval move

Source: Sports Business Insider The move by Adelaide and Port Adelaide to Adelaide Oval has paid off so far with attendances up 42% on last year. South Australian Sports Minister Leon Bignell said that it wasnt just a great move for fans but also for corporate interests. “They didn’t like…


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The “Real” AFL Membership figures

Source: Fairfax Media AFL figures obtained by Fairfax Media show a massive gulf in membership earnings between the Perth clubs, Collingwood and the rest during 2013, while infant club Greater Western Sydney technically made a loss on membership of $400,000 as a result of extra “fan development” costs.