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AIS defeat NZ in a thriller

The New Zealand Hawks have gone down to the AIS Under 17 squad in a close match (AIS 4.16.40 d NZ Hawks 5.6.36). . I asked the New Zealand Coach Justin Davies for his thoughts the day after the game. Justin Davies is the coach of the New Zealand Hawks, which played out a thriller agains […]

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Footy in the Provinces – Canterbury, NZ

In this latest installment in the series on International footy, Bigfooty talks to Terry Anderson, the President of the Canterbury AFL in New Zealand. The Canterbury Australian Football Association was founded in 1974, and is one of the oldest Australian football associations outside of Australia. It became the Canterbury AFL in 1998. Terry moved to […]

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Footy in the Motherland – The West London Wildcats

For this installment on international footy I talked to Dan Prigmore, the Vice President of the West London Wildcats, winners of the 2013 AFL London Premiership. Dan Prigmore is the current Vice President of the West London Wildcats, and also its co-senior coach for the last three years. He played footy as a kid, and […]

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Across the Tasman – Australian Football in New Zealand

For this installment in the International footy series, I talked to Rob Vanstom, the CEO of AFL NZ, with additional information supplied by Alex Braae, the media co-ordinator. New Zealand is one of our closest neighbors and indeed was considered to be part of the Australasian football community until the advent of World War 1 […]

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Australian Football in Europe

In this installment in the series on Australian Footballs outposts overseas Bigfooty talks to Ben MacCormack, General manager of AFL Europe. Ben had worked with the AFL in NSW and ACT in development, as well as the ACT Government, before moving to Europe with the intent of working with the Olympics. He found out about […]

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Everybody needs good neighbors – Australian footy in Indonesia

In this installment of the international series, Bigfooty talks to James Moore, who is an AFL Development officer with the Jakarta Bintangs Australian Football Team in Indonesia. James is a qualified teacher in the field of Indonesian studies, and he found an advertisement for the job of AFL Development officer with the Jakarta Bintangs which […]

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Northern Exposure – Australian Football in Iceland

For this installment in this series of International Football Bigfooty talks to Sölvi Fannar Sigmarsson, the General Manager of Andspyrnusamband Íslands- soon to be known as AFL Iceland Australian football arrived on the shores of Iceland in May 2009, when an advertisement appeared in the local newspaper advertising for a bit of a kick followed […]

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Footy reaches the Windy City – Australian Rules in Chicago

In this installment of the series on international footy i talk to Alistair MacGlashan, the co-coach of the Chicago Swans. This is part 3 of a sub series on the USAFL. We talked to the President of the USAFL here and the co-coach of the Austin Crows here. Australian Rules took form in Chicago as […]

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Australian footy deep in the heart of Texas

Australian footy deep in the heart of Texas

For this installment of the international footy series, I talked to Simon Boyce, the co-coach of the Austin Crows. For further information on US Footy you can check out the interview with Denis Ryan, the President of the USAFL here. I wanted to get a cross section of the United States competitions, which due to […]

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The Revolution has arrived – Australian Footy in America

The Revolution has arrived – Australian Footy in America

For this latest installment in the International Football series, we talked to Denis Ryan, the President of the USAFL., with other input provided by Simon Boyce, the co-coach of the Austin Crows. The First ever match between two US Clubs was in 1996 between Cincinnati and Louisville. Most US players discovered the game via 1980s […]

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