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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Australian Football in Asia

For this installment of the international footy series, I talk to Phil Johns the President of the newly formed AFL Asia, and the Vietnam Swans. Phil became involved in the game in 2003 when a guy he knew told him about the Asian Championships being held at the time. When

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Breaking the Ice – Australian Football in Finland

In this installment of the International Footy series we talk to Janne Hokkonen, the President of the Finland AFL. Janne first got involved in Australian football when he was looking for a hobby in 2009. He says it was an accident, when a family friend introduced him to the game.

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The Way of the Samurai – Australian Football in Japan

In the eighth installment of this series, Bigfooty talks to the coach of the Japanese Samurai national side, Brett Snowdon. Australian football in Japan has undergone some evolutionary changes in its short history. It faces an uphill battle against a rising tide of baseball, soccer and even rugby in its

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OH Canada! – Australian Footy in the Far North

In this seventh installment in the International Footy series we talk to Bruce Parker, the President of AFL Canada. Bruce is heavily involved in the Central Blues club in Ontario. He’s been an official, an umpire, a coach and a player. He first saw the game on ESPN via Satellite

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Australian Footy in Fiji – The Tribe has spoken

In this sixth part of this series on International Australian Football I talked briefly with the secretary of AFL Fiji, Robert Wolfgramm about how the game is progressing in the island nation. Australian Footy in Fiji traces its roots back to 2004, and a former Fiji Police Commissioner, Andrew Hughes,

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Footy in France – by Frenchmen, for Frenchmen

In this 5th installment of the series on International Footy we sit down with Thomas Urban and Alban Schieber, the President and Communications Director for the Comite Nationale de Football Australien. Australian Football came to France during the first world war 1, being played by Australian soldiers near Villers Bretonneux,

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From strength to strength – 25 years of Ontario Footy

While this series has dealt and will continue to write about National leagues as a matter of course, I felt that the Ontario folks were deserving of an article in their own right. The Ontario Australian Football League is the oldest Australian rules competition in North America and one of

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Knights in shining armour – Footy in Croatia

Croatia. Its not the most likely place in the world to hear about a flourishing Australian Football competition. Some have heard of Denmark, Canada, the US and UK sides, but few ever talk about the sleeping giant that is the Croation league. In 2005, half a dozen expatriate Australians began

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Mark Williams on GWS, Port, Kevin Sheedy and his future

BigFootyNews caught up with Mark Williams to discuss his first season as assistant coach of start-up club GWS. Son of South Australian legend Fos, Williams has become an AFL heavyweight in his own right. Beginning his career at West Adelaide, he moved to Port Adelaide in the SANFL in 1979

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Russell Robertson and the E.J. Whitten Legends Game

Every year, it’s great to see past stars of the AFL (as well as some great TV personalities) head out onto Etihad Stadium to honour the State of Origin legacy of E.J. ‘Ted’ Whitten, as well as raise money for prostate cancer research and awareness. Russell Robertson is one of

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Luke Power’s Giant Leap

The BigFooty News’ Andy Ryan caught up with Greater Western Sydney Giant’s co-captain coach and triple-premiership player for the Brisbane Lions, Luke Power, in the wake of the clubs historic first premiership points. It was the event very few thought would happen so soon. The AFL’s newest team the Greater

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In Conversation: Mick Malthouse

In Conversation: Mick Malthouse interviewed by David Lowden: https://theconversation.edu.au/in-conversation-mick-malthouse-5985 MM’s still not owning up to this: http://bit.ly/mmhacks

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Roos eye Top 4 spot: Cunnington

North Melbourne young gun Ben Cunnington has declared the Kangaroos are a potential top four side. Speaking at the North Melbourne media day, the former number 5 pick announced the side had what it took to challenge the better teams. “We believe we have the list and the availability to

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Community Cup – Skippers up for battle

The tradition of the Media Vs Musos teams has been continued for the Sydney Reclink Community Cup this weekend, with radio personality Adam Spencer captaining the Sydney Sailors – a team of media identities – and singer songwriter Dan Sultan captaining the Western Sydney Whalers, comprising local musos and band

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Interview – McCauley’s feeling at home

Dylan Toune caught up with the Hawks’ new rookie ruckman Broc McCauley to discuss how he’ settling in, his previous soccer career and who we need to watch out for in 2012. McCauley, 24,  has come down from Queensland where he’s spent much of his life, playing for Southport in the

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Bringing Carlton to the Fore

Cristian Filippo caught up with Blues all-rounder Lachie Henderson who’s planning on a big 2012. The taste of success has got Lachie Henderson’s stomach rumbling, and Carlton’s versatile youngster knows a return to finals football is the only way he will feel fulfilled. “My biggest career highlight would have to

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816